Highway Maintenance

TMS offers an extensive range of training courses in the field of Road Safety and Traffic Management.  All courses offer a 'hands on' approach to training and are recognised for CPD by the IHE and CIHT

Course Information:

This course will be taught as 4 separate modules, with one day of classroom based tuition for each module, totalling 4 days. At the end of each module an assignment will be set. This should be completed by the student and submitted by the start of the next module. There will be around 6 weeks between the modules, which allow students sufficient time to complete the assignment and hand it in before the next module commences.

Aims & Objectives:

This course will provide students with a comprehensive introduction to highway maintenance and will give students the confidence to do this type of work once back in the working environment. The course is valuable to students new to the subject matter or those with practical experience but lack the academic background in the subject area. The qualification is a well-respected demonstration of competence in this area of work. 


Topics Covered:


Module 1

Introduction to Highway Maintenance:

  • Maintenance Codes of Practice
  • Designing for Maintenance
  • Carriageway Assessment and Condition surveys
  • Maintenance Rating Systems
  • Maintenance Personnel

Module 2

Flexible Roads:

  • Faults and Causes
  • Planning and Organisation of Surface Dressing
  • The Process of Surface Dressing
  • Treatments and Faults in Surface Dressing
  • Resurfacing
  • Recycling
  • Patching and Re-instatement
  • Reconstruction

Module 3

Rigid Roads:

  • Faults and Causes
  • Inspections
  • Surface Repairs
  • Joint Repairs
  • Structural Repairs
  • Routine Maintenance
  • Footways
  • Defects and Repairs of Signs and Markings

Module 4

Highway Structures:

  • Components
  • Inspection
  • Routine Maintenance
  • Construction and Major Maintenance
  • Cyclic Maintenance
  • Emergency Works
  • Winter Maintenance



This course offers a BTEC Level 4 Certificate of Achievement for students through completion of a series of assignments that will be assessed by TMS and City of Bath College. This course can also contribute to the achievement of a Professional Diploma in Highway Engineering by further study of Highways and Transportation topics from the TMS and City of Bath College training programme.

Students who attend the course and do not successfully complete the assignments will receive a certificate of attendance providing all four modules/course days are attended.

Students are not permitted to attend individual modules they must attend all four on the dates as detailed below.

A joint TMS / City of Bath College Certificate/Diploma will also be issued to students completing the course.

How much will it cost and what is included?

The fee for this course is £1,675 excluding VAT. This is payable in advance of attending the course. This will include a course manual, additional notes and lunch/refreshments on the days of the course. 

Course Dates & Venue:

TBA 2017/2018, if you wish to register your interest in attending, please contact us and we will let you know as soon as we schedule dates for the next course.

Regional and In-house courses

This course can be run in-house for organisations or groups of organisations which can get together. This may be more cost effective for organisations where there are several members of staff who wish to attend the course. 

Further Information

To book a place on this course please either download a pdf booking form or make an online booking by using the link below.

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