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TTC Delivers IQ Qualifications to Zambian Miners: Case Study

Working with IQ, the Training Continuum (TTC) has recently started training the Mine Investigation Group in Zambia. We asked TTC to tell us more...
TTC Delivers IQ Qualifications to Zambian Miners: Case Study

Left, newly qualified Mine Investigator with John Butterfield, TTC Director.

Early in August 2013, a team from The Training Continuum (TTC), a UK registered Education and Change Management Company, designed and delivered the first of a number of IQ accredited qualifications, to the Mine Investigation Group (MIG) at the Lumwana Mining Company (LMC), Zambia. This is the first of six qualifications being delivered to qualify in the Level 4 Diploma in Mine Investigations, which have been co-created for the mining industry and commissioned by Barrick Gold, the Canadian owned mining company who have an extensive global footprint.

The first course focused around the proactive investigations team, who deal with serious and organised crime threatening the mine's extraction and production of copper. The 5-day course, held at the mine’s security training centre in Lumwana, was delivered using a case study focusing on the insider threat. The objective of the course was to enhance witness interviewing and statement taking, suspect interview planning and evidence collection, and it concluded with a minor level surveillance operation testing the student’s plans and observation skills. On passing the 2 multiple choice examinations the investigators qualified in an IQ Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators.

This is the second programme TTC have designed and delivered for Barrick Gold using IQ approved qualifications. The first was a 6-month MIG enhancement programme, which started in the summer of 2012, for the UK subsidiary of Barrick Gold, African Barrick Gold (ABG), which operates 4 mines in Tanzania. This programme was created to enhance the organisations investigational capablilities and was part of the companies corporate social responsibility strategy and localisation plan. TTC trained and qualified over 30 investigators and additionally a number of the ABG security trainers attained a Level 3 Award in PTLLS. Throughout the design process, IQ collaborated with TTC to create a suite of corporate intelligence and investigation qualifications, integrating a combination of level 3 and 4 QCF and CQF qualifications, whose delivery was customised to invlude company policies, documentation and local rule of law. Given the recent events in the UK surrounding corporate investigations ABG, as a UK company, governed by UK Law, by introducing this training programme has taken the first steps to future proofing the company.

The CEO of TTC, Lee Hibbert, worked closely with IQ to create a customised training and qualification programme that fulfilled the client’s strategic business objectives and incorporated risk management programme. TTC have designed and delivered numerous IQ accredited programmes globally. TTC are currently consulting in the UK investigation services sector, developing customised solutions for organisations seeking to become compliant with the new BS 102000 Codes of Practices for investigational services and qualifying their workforce for the licensing requirements.

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Oct 15, 2013 03:52 PM
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