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Professional Certificates and Diplomas

Highway Maintenance

  • CPD Value: This course is awarded 24 CPD hours.


Code Dates Location Type Cost (ex VAT)
HM2101 Part one: 15-16 Feb 22
Part two: 16-17 Mar 22
3 Brindley Place
B1 2JB
Non Residential

IHE Members £1,750
Non Members £1,995

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Full Details

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.  Never has the requirement and expectation of efficient highway maintenance engineering been higher on the agenda of the travelling public.

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.

This is a four day non residential course.

Core Competencies

  • Highway Maintenance specifications and Codes of Practice
  • Asset Management systems and principles
  • Health and Safety legislation and responsibilities including Temporary Traffic Management

Subjects Covered

  • Highway law, legal duties and powers relating to Highway Maintenance
  • Structural maintenance materials, techniques and considerations
  • Highway Inspections
  • Reactive and planned maintenance techniques
  • Bituminous materials use and considerations
  • Surface dressing, thin surfacing and slurry seal design and application
  • Failure identification and remedial treatments
  • Maintenance contract management, quantity surveying and administration
  • Drainage, flood risk and environmental & landscape maintenance
  • Sustainable and innovative highway maintenance techniques
  • Soil and materials sampling, performance and testing practice

Attending the Course

Delegates attend two sessions (4 days in total) and complete assignments, practical activities and an end of course assessment.

You will receive a Certificate of Attendance with CPD just for attending the course.

Achieving the Certificate or Diploma

If you wish to go on to gain the Professional Certificate or Diploma then you will need to submit an Individual Portfolio of Evidence, which documents how you have achieved the competencies required. Click here to view the guidance document and application form. Please note: the fee to submit your application is included in the cost of the course.

Achieving Professional Registration

In addition, courses have an additional day set aside to make an application for EngTech Professional Registration.

If you have any questions regarding the course email us at:

Training Facilities

Most of our training is delivered throughout the year in the clean, contemporary setting of our Birmingham office space and meeting rooms. This centrally located venue in Birmingham Brindleyplace give excellent connectivity across the UK.

Training is also run at:

Please check the location under your specific course to find out where your course is run.

Terms & Conditions

Cancellations made less than 21 days before the meeting will incur a 50% charge. Any cancellations made within 10 days of the event will be charged at the full delegate rate. You can of course send replacement delegates.

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