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Highway Engineering Academy

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. 

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