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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.

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.

  • 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)

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

  • 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.

  • Asset Management

    Other dates available. 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

    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.

  • Highway Maintenance

    This course, leading to the Professional Certificate/Diploma, offers the opportunity for those with appropriate maintenance engineering experience to expand upon their knowledge and demonstrate their competence in this increasingly important area.

  • 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.

  • Preparing for Professional Review

    Are you planning to apply for Engineering Council Professional Registration later this year? If so, then help is at hand with the IHE and our brand new autumn programme of regional Preparing for Professional Review workshops.

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