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Highway Legislation and Administration

Course Overview

The objective of the Highway Legislation and Administration course is to provide a comprehensive study of the main legal and administration requirements impinging on the management of highways, both as requirements and good practice.

Course Code – S97HLD4/ECR1D

What topics are covered?

Topics include:

  • The law in the United Kingdom
  • Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Further regulations
  • Environmental Management
  • Public Health
  • Control of pollution
  • Refuse disposal
  • Transport and traffic
  • Introduction to the Highways Act
  • Highways
  • highway authorities & statutory undertakers
  • Powers and duties of Highway authorities
  • Liability for highway maintenance
  • Organisation of highway maintenance
  • Introdution to the NRSWA 1991
  • NRSWA Part I New roads in England and Wales
  • NRSWA Part III Street works in England and Wales
  • NRSWA Part II
  • New roads in Scotland
  • NRSWA Part IV
  • Road works in Scotland

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 Pearson BTEC Certificate.

Who is the awarding body?


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?

You can progress to other full specialist courses and the Highways Professional Diploma.

How much does this course cost?

This full specialist course costs £750.

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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