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Highway Materials and Testing

Course Overview

The Highway Materials and Testing course objective is to provide a comprehensive study of ground investigation, bituminous materials, carriageway faults and remedies. Concrete and concrete products.


Course Code – S97MTD4/ECR1D

What topics are covered?

Topics include:

  • Introduction to highway materials and testing
  • Principles of ground investigation
  • Investigation and sampling
  • Principal soil tests
  • Roadstones and aggregates
  • Bituminous binders
  • Bituminous materials
  • Carriageway assessment and surfacing
  • Bituminous surfacing
  • Surface dressing
  • Concrete design and production
  • Design and manufacture of concrete products
  • Changes in highways materials and testing

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?

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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