Imperial College offers a range of continuing professional development (CPD) training courses through the Centre for Professional Development. These provide a comprehensive guide to understanding the main factors involved in securing the financial support for mining projects through equity, debt, or entering into a joint venture. This involves addressing the underlying technical principles, applying these to mineral projects and demonstrating how these influence the financial modelling.
The programme attracts a wide international participation from professionals from the financial institutions as well as the minerals industry. In addition to the long-standing ‘Introduction to Mining for Bankers’ course that runs in July each year, we also run the Metals and Energy Finance course. Launched in November 2016, this new, modular course in mining and energy finance identifies and examines the investment opportunities offered across the extractive industry’s cycle, from exploration through evaluation, pre-production, development and production. The course addresses the similarities of a range of mineral and petroleum projects while identifying their key differences.