The new England U21 cap told Manchester United Radio: "I've got fantastic examples at this club," Heaton said. "Look at Edwin: he's 37 now and his performances this season have been second to none.
"I've learnt a lot from Edwin. I'm talking to him all the time and I couldn't have asked for him to be any better towards me. I'm always picking stuff up from him, whether I'm watching him in his pre-game warm-up or talking to him at the training ground.
"There are certainly a lot of things in Edwin's game I'd like to bring into mine. He's so relaxed and composed and I want to try and mirror that. Some of that comes with experience, of course, but I hope to develop that at this stage of my career.
"I'm only 21 and that's quite young for a goalkeeper. I'm still learning, I'm still developing and, most of all, I'm trying to get better all the time."