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About Us

Our vision is to be the Institute of Choice for Highway Engineers. Our mission is to provide professional development opportunities, support and leadership for individuals to achieve and maintain professional recognition.

  • Learn about the IHE. IHE membership formally recognises your qualifications and industry experience.

  • We’ve been registering engineers and technicians with the Engineering Council since 1972 and accrediting academic courses since 1989. We’re proud of our long history and provide our members with 50 plus years of highways experience.

IHE Membership

Join us and demonstrate your technical skills, qualifications and expertise to clients and employers. We offer membership types for highways professionals at every stage of their career.

Professional Registration

Becoming a professionally registered engineer demonstrates your high standard of competence and commitment. By choosing to register, you set yourself apart as an engineer with high standards and also demonstrate your commitment to maintain that competence in the future.

Academy Training

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.

Work with us

Professional Development Partnerships are open to Highways Sector businesses, Local Government Authorities, Academic Institutions, Professional Engineering Institutes and other Highways interest based organisations.

Resources

We administer the registers for Highway Inspectors and Road Safety Auditors as well as manage our active forums contributed to by highways professionals.

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 one day course is intended to deliver a broad understanding of the law on Highways (in theory and practice) principally for highway engineers but also for anyone requiring additional knowledge of this area of law.

  • 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.

  • Online: 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 traffic management situations on highways. This course provides an industry benchmark and the Certificate has received endorsement from National 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.

  • 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

    MORE DATES AVAILABLE The only accredited UK course for Winter Services Decision Makers and Managers. This course delivers learning across a wide range of subjects necessary for Winter Service Professionals and enables individuals to demonstrate competence.

  • 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.

  • Online: 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 workshops.

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.