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Highway Technology

Course Overview

This Foundation course will give you a general understanding of Highway Technology, even if you have no experience of highways.


Course Code – S97HTD4/ECR1D

What topics are covered?

Topics include

  • Responsibility for public highways
  • Investigation and design of highways
  • Ground investigation
  • Introduction to safety
  • Planning and design of earthworks
  • Earthworks methods and plant
  • Principles of drainage
  • Subsoil drainage
  • Surface water drainage
  • Pavement design
  • Sub-bases and roadbases
  • Bituminous materials
  • Surfacing
  • Quality control of surfacing
  • Rigid pavements
  • Footways
  • Signs and markings.

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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