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Professional Certificates and Diplomas

Highway Maintenance

  • CPD Value: This course is awarded 30 CPD hours.


Code Dates Location Type Cost (ex VAT)
HM1902 Coming soon Brindleyplace
B1 2JB
Non Residential

IHE Members £1,650
Non Members £1,950

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 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

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 our main IHE London office in Euston Tower, Euston RoadConference Aston, Birmingham B4 7ET, in Edinburgh at 7/9 North St Davids Street, EH2 1AW and at NAL, Weir Lane, Worcester, WR2 4AY (IHE’s Corporate Partner).

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


IHE Professional Certificates and Professional Diplomas accredit the skills highways practitioners are expected to know and deliver in the workplace. IHE membership is not required, and you don’t need any specific academic qualifications or to take a training course.

Professional Certificate

IHE Professional Certificates are one of the cornerstones of our exciting new virtual Highway Engineering Academy. They can be completed either through a structure training course or through independent study. IHE Professional Certificates are for practitioners who are technically competent and are often skilled practitioners working under the guidance of others. More information can be found in the Professional Certificate application and guidance booklets below.

In addition, IHE Professional Certificates can form the basis for Engineering Council registration at Engineering Technician (EngTech) level. The two processes are designed to build upon each other and applying for EngTech alongside your Professional Certificate is easy. The supporting guidance booklets can be found below.

Professional Diploma

IHE Professional Diplomas provide recognition to the skilled senior practitioners working in the highways sector. Like the rest of the virtual Highway Engineering Academy, they can be completed either through a structure training course or through independent study. IHE Professional Diplomas are for practitioners know the ‘why’ as well as the ‘how’, exercise independent judgement, hold a responsible position and lead and manage. More information can be found in the Professional Diploma application and guidance booklets below.

In addition, IHE Professional Diplomas can provide the foundation for achieving the academic bases required for Engineering Council registration at Incorporated Engineer (IEng) level. The two processes are designed to complement each other and applying for IEng alongside your Professional Diploma is straightforward. The supporting guidance booklets can be found below.


Level IHE Members Non Members
Certificate £125.00 £175.00
Diploma £125.00 £175.00


Please note: these fees are included in the cost if you attend one of our courses

Submission Deadlines


11th April 2019
20th June 2019
8th August 2019
8th October 2019
6th December 2019

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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