Highway Electrical

Highway Electrical Skills Academy (HESA) Approved Training

Highway Electrical Skills Academy approved training courses are specifically designed for the Highway Electrical Sector. They meet the requirements of the Highway Electrical Registration Scheme (HERS) and NHSS 8, and provide the appropriate level of underpinning knowledge for the Highway Electrical National Vocational Qualification (NVQs) Levels 2 and 3 as well as providing direct correlation with the Highway Electrical Vocational Qualifications (VQs).


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Who is our training suitable for?

HESA training isn’t just for those working onsite, the HESA courses provide the necessary underpinning knowledge leading to NVQ qualification, and/or HERS competency registration.

HESA training courses are aimed at Managers, clients, those in overseeing organisations and contractors in public lighting, signs, traffic signals, Variable Message Signs (VMS), cameras, highway communications, environmental monitoring and slot cutting who may, as part of their duties, require general or specific levels of knowledge.


Topics covered

HESA training covers a number of key topic areas including:

  • Health and Safety
  • Safe Working Practices
  • Electrical Theory and Practice
  • Avoidance of Underground Services
  • Working in the Vicinity of Distribution Network Operator (DNO) / Independent Distribution Network Operator (IDNO) Equipment (including G39)
  • Initial and Periodic Electrical Inspection and Testing
  • Management and Supervision
  • Specialist Sector Specific
  • Public Lighting
  • Illuminated Signs
  • Traffic Signs
  • Road Slot Cutting
  • Installation of Infrastructure Equipment
  • Traffic Signals
  • Highway Communications
  • Variable Message Signs
  • Environmental and Monitoring
  • Cameras.


Gaining HESA training in any of these areas will give you the knowledge and skills to help you advance in your career and work effectively.


What can HESA training offer you?

HESA training courses are nationally recognised and aids your employability by meeting a number of standards and underpin the NVQs.

The NVQs enable you to demonstrate your knowledge, skills and competence within your chosen sector. The qualifications are also recognised by the Highway Electrical Registration Scheme for portfolio competence.


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Training Providers

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