Highway Engineering Academy
Welcome to the IHE Highway Engineering Academy (HEA) bringing together training and professional registration services under one umbrella.
Joining the IHE is easy using our new online application processJoin us now
The IHE Highway Engineering Academy offers industry-led training in highway engineering.
Through one of our specialist training courses leading to an industry-recognised Professional Certificate or Diploma, the HEA delivers the qualifications, skills and knowledge demanded by the highways industry which are in short supply today.
The HEA aims to train a dedicated workforce with the specialist skills and expertise the highways industry needs to build the UK’s road network.
The HEA has five key objectives:
- To create and signpost opportunities for new entrants in the sector by giving clear unambiguous advice on relevant training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
- To encourage new entrants into the highway engineering sector particularly from school leavers, graduates, allied trades, complementary professions and groups currently under represented, including women
- To support existing highway professionals in career development via training and CPD with direct relevance to professional registration
- To commission and create new educational and training courses specifically aimed at highway engineers
- To raise the profile of highway engineers and get their career, skills and wider professional recognised in its own right and as one with equal status to complementary and contiguous professions such as civil engineering, transport planning, architecture, etc
You can find out more about the IHE Highway Engineering Academy and what we have to offer by downloading our brochure.
Explore our Academy training courses
Highway Law: Principles and Practice
This course provides a general introduction to highway law for Highway Engineers working in all spheres but it will be of particular interest to those in Maintenance, Design, Development Management and Public Rights of Way. Practical examples of different problems arising from the law will be addressed, including those from delegates if prior notification is given.
Online: Asphalt for Highways and Other Paved Areas
This online course is designed to provide an invaluable understanding of asphalt technology. The confusing range of UK surface course asphalts have characteristics which make them suitable for specific uses.
Introduction to ITS Course
This 2 day course aims to provide an introduction to ITS outlining an understanding of the principles of the use of ITS and also provide confidence on the principles and practices of it’s deployment.
Temporary Traffic Management (Certificate)
The only UK course specifically for temporary traffic management designers, engineers and practitioners working in the planning and design of temporary situations on highways.
Temporary Traffic Management (Diploma)
The Professional Diploma at Intermediate level (QCF 4/5) is offered as part of the Institute of Highway Engineers Highway Academy programme and is aimed to develop the highway engineering knowledge of the individual so they can exercise engineering judgement on behalf of their employer at temporary traffic situations.
Road Safety Engineering
This course offers the opportunity for the Road Safety Engineer to expand their knowledge and demonstrate their competency in all aspects of road safety engineering.
This course is currently under review and we hope to launch the new course later this year.
Traffic Signing and Road Markings
This 4-day course provides both a theoretical foundation and practical experience in the design and implementation of traffic signing and road marking schemes. It contains an introduction to the subject, but takes the concepts through to experienced practitioner level.
Transport Development Management
IHE’s Transport Development management course is the only one in the UK designed specifically for transport practitioners working in Development Management roles and leads to the IHE Professional Certificate/Diploma in DM.
Winter Services Decision Making
The only accredited UK course for Winter Services Decision Makers and Managers. Winter Services is assuming greater professional and political significance in ensuring highway networks are available and safe for use at all times.
Traffic Signal Control – From Design to Implementation
This course is for managers, engineers and technicians involved in the management, design or implementation of traffic control systems. The course is organised by IHE in conjunction with major UK industry players and complements the JCT Consultancy training programme.
Transport Network Resilience
This new two day residential course is intended for highway professionals including the supply chain to provide best practice in carrying out the tactical level role of coordination during a major incident.
Active Travel – Planning & Design
This course provides delegates with the information and skills to develop designs for walking and cycling infrastructure within the UK regulatory framework. The Department for Transport Cycle Proofing Working Group has listed the IHE Professional Certificate & Diploma in Active Travel as an acknowledged product for engineers planning and designing active travel infrastructure.
Engineering Technician/ICT Technician Workshops
Are you planning to submit your Engineering Technician/ICT Technician registration application later this year? Perhaps you have been struggling to find the time to assemble your submission or maybe you are simply unsure how to make that all important start. If so, then help is at hand with the IHE EngTech/ICT Technician online workshops.
Online: Preparing for Professional Review Workshop
REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED The IHE are hosting a 90 minute online event on Tuesday 5th July 2022 on Preparing for your Professional Review. This free event is open to members and non members.
Join the Institute of Choice for Highway Engineers
IHE membership formally recognises your qualifications and industry experience. Join us and demonstrate your technical skills, qualifications and expertise to clients and employers.