Temporary Traffic Management

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.

The Professional Certificate is available to both IHE members and non-members and is also designed to cater for both clients or consultants, principal contractor’s supervision staff and TTM contractor’s managers. It covers all aspects of temporary traffic management engineering, temporary signing, and other related highway engineering topics.

For the individual it proves competence and highlights personal achievements in addition to the course providing a route to demonstrating some of the required competencies to meet the requirements of the Engineering Council. It is also designed to provide relevant academic learning to those who have extensive practical experience gained from working within the industry but may not have considered a non-vocational course beyond NVQ level 3.

For an employer, this professional certificate is nationally recognised by the published industry guidance as means of providing evidence of having competent design and engineering personnel and provides a method for the company to demonstrate to a client, compliance with the requirements of the GD02/16 Quality Management Systems for Highway Design and the Traffic Signs Manual Chapter 8 part 3 section U.2.7 Traffic Management Designer – Training and Competence.

It also provides a structured training route for engineering professionals working in the industry, or those who have responsibility for supervising or overseeing Temporary Traffic Management contracts, to further progress their personal career development beyond vocational qualifications to potentially being registered with the Engineering Council as an engineering professional and the IHE as a Registered Temporary Traffic Management Engineer. 

The Professional Certificate in Temporary Traffic Management Engineering is awarded in three grades:

  • PC1 Professional Certificate in Temporary Traffic Management at Technician grade
  • PC2 Professional Certificate in Temporary Traffic Management at Practitioner grade
  • PC3 Professional Certificate in Temporary Traffic Management at Expert Practitioner grade.

All those who work within the field of Temporary Traffic Management Engineering can apply to attend the courses and gain the Professional Certificate, whatever their prior academic background and industry experience.

Tuition is provided at three levels:

  • Foundation Award in TTM Engineering leading to PC1
  • Intermediate Award in TTM Engineering leading to PC2
  • Advanced Award in TTM Engineering leading to PC3

Subjects covered at each level include:

  • Highway Legislation
  • Highway Engineering Fundamentals
  • Traffic Data collection & analysis
  • Temporary Traffic Systems
  • Temporary Vehicle Restraint Systems
  • Road markings
  • Supporting technology
  • Temporary Sign face design principles

To gain each Professional Certificate, applicants must on completion of each Award, compile an individual Portfolio of Evidence with a focus on recent workplace projects/work assignments undertaken in TTM Engineering and be prepared to discuss the portfolio at an interview. Face to face assistance is included with the course fees to assist candidates in compiling these Portfolios.

Candidates are expected to progress sequentially from the foundation award through to the advanced award. Details on the route can be downloaded below.

Candidates who have extensive work based experience or other academic learning, may also be eligible at each stage to complete the Statements of Competence and Commitment to allow an application to be made for registration with the Engineering Council at Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng) via the IHE.

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