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Highway Drainage

Course Overview

The aim of this highway drainage distance learning course is to provide a thorough understanding of the effect of moisture on road construction and methods dealing with it in practice.


This distance learning course is available online.


Course Code – S97HDR4/ECR1D

What topics are covered?

Topics covered include;

  • Impermeability.
  • Run-off and catchments.
  • Moisture and road construction.
  • Methods of sub-soil drainage.
  • Disposal of sub-soil water.
  • Surface water drainage.
  • Topography.
  • Chemical types.
  • Location of gullies.
  • Culverts.
  • Sewers and pipes.
  • Gullies and manholes.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is aimed at anyone working or planning to work in the highways industry.

What qualifications will I gain?

You will gain a Bath College certificate.

Who is the awarding body?

Bath College

How will I learn?

You will learn via distance learning with specialist tutor support.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via assignments marked by a specialist tutor.

What can I do after this course?

After this course you can progress to full specialist courses and Highways Professional Diploma.

How much does this course cost?

This short course costs £345.

Which department is this course in?

Distance Learning

Where can I find out more information?

For further information, please take a look at our Highways Brochure.

Any queries, contact us by phone on 01225 328 690 or email highways@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I apply?

Click the "Apply" button and fill out an application form.

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