Welcome to our exciting new virtual Highway Engineering Academy. The IHE is alarmed by the skills shortage within the highways sector and we’re taking action to address it by establishing a one-stop-shop to provide highway engineers with a unique professional development facility.
The aim of IHE’s new Highway Engineering Academy is to train a dedicated workforce with the specialist skills and expertise the industry needs to build the UK’s road network. With investment rising to nearly £6 billion per annum by the end of the end of the next decade, this equates to a workforce of over 60,000 people. New technologies such as Smart Motorways have had an impact on the highways industry, which has historically drawn on traditional construction skills and this has resulted in the need for a broader range of engineering and technical skills to deliver the government’s future investment plans.
The Highway Engineering Academy is free to all IHE members and Affiliates. Non-members may join as Affiliates for an annual fee of £57 per annum (2018 rates).
Please download a copy of our Highway Engineering Academy prospectus above, for more information on the Academy, what courses we offer and the qualifications we offer.
Engineering Technician Workshops
Are you planning to submit your Engineering 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 workshops.
Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
This course provides an insight into the fast-changing landscape of Intelligent Transport Systems for Highway Engineers working in all spheres but it will be of particular interest to those working in Highways Authorities, ITS Consultants and ITS Companions.
Highway Law: Principles and Practice
IHE’s Highway Law course covers principles and practice, in addition to giving practical examples of different problems that highway practitioners may experience in relation to the Highway Act and the Traffic Management Act.
Asphalt for Highways and other paved areas
This short course enables delegates to select the optimum asphalts for pavement layers in both “evolved” and “designed” roads.
Professional Certificate/Diploma in Road Safety Engineering
This four day non residential course on Road Safety Engineering will cover the various aspects and tasks associated with a Road Safety Engineer.
Professional Certificate/Diploma in Asset Management
This four day course leading to the Professional Certificate in Asset Management is designed for Engineers and Technicians who currently are in, or aspire to take, a Highways Asset Engineer/Manager role; or for Asset Management Professionals.
Professional Certificate/Diploma in Winter Services Decision Making
The only accredited UK course for Winter Services Decision Makers and Managers.
Professional Diploma in Temporary Traffic Management
This course is a follow on from the Professional Certificate in Temporary Traffic Management course.
Professional Certificate/Diploma in 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.
Professional Certificate/Diploma in Highway Maintenance
A four day course leading to the Professional Certificate/Diploma in Highway Maintenance.
Professional Certificate in Temporary Traffic Management
The only UK course specifically for temporary traffic management designers, engineers and practitioners working in the planning and design of temporary situations on highways.
Professional Certificate/Diploma in Traffic Signal Control
Residential Short Course leading to the IHE Professional Certificate in Traffic Signal Control.
Professional Certificate/Diploma in Cycling Infrastructure
IHE are offering a fully accredited 4 day course for those involved in designing for cyclists to expand upon their knowledge and demonstrate their competence.
Professional Certificate/Diploma in 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 in DM.