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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 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 £59 per annum (2019 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.

 

 

Explore our Academy training courses

  • 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 Companies.

  • Highway Law: Principles and Practice

    This course provides an interactive general guide 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.

  • Asphalt for Highways and Other Paved Areas

    The 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.

  • Professional Certificate/Diploma in Highway Maintenance

    Highway maintenance has seen a sharp rise in public awareness over recent years and the effects of austerity, maintenance backlogs and extreme weather have all contributed to the rising profile of the highway maintenance sector.

  • Professional Certificate in Temporary Traffic Management

    MORE DATES AVAILABLE. The only UK course specifically for temporary traffic management designers, engineers and practitioners working in the planning and design of temporary situations on highways. The IHE’s Professional Certificate in Temporary Traffic Management Engineering, including design, enables those working within the highway industry to demonstrate their knowledge and competence in this field.

  • Professional Diploma in Temporary Traffic Management

    OTHER DATES AVAILABLE. This course is a follow on from the Professional Certificate in Temporary Traffic Management course.

  • Professional Certificate/Diploma in Road Safety Engineering

    The role of the Road Safety Engineer could be considered a complex role which covers a multitude of disciplines within the field of traffic and transportation. Despite the niche role a Road Safety Engineer holds, there has been a lack of any specific formal qualification which the practitioner can undertake to demonstrate their experience and knowledge.

  • Professional Certificate/Diploma in Asset Management

    Asset Management enables an organisation to examine the need for, and performance of, assets and asset systems at different levels. Additionally, it enables the application of analytical approaches towards managing an asset over the different stages of its life cycle (which can start with the conception of the need for the asset, through to its disposal, and includes the managing of any potential post disposal liabilities).

  • 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 Transport Development Management

    (FULLY BOOKED) This course delivers learning across the wide diversity of subjects a Development Management Practitioner requires, in both the private and public fields of work, which are assessed through assignments leading to a DM Foundation Certificate.

  • Professional Certificate/Diploma in Winter Services Decision Making

    MORE DATES AVAILABLE. 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.

  • Professional Certificate/Diploma in Traffic Signal Control

    This annual residential 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, the course complements the JCT Consultancy training programme.

  • 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.

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