Welcome to the booking portal for National Grid Person courses. Bookings for courses can now be made and paid for through this booking portal. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are available here and they will be regularly updated.
Coronavirus Guidance (updated 08/05/2020)
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, senior management at National Grid have made a number of decisions regarding contractor training and authorisations.
All Contractor authorisation training at Eakring and the off-site training pods was suspended for an initial period of three months, starting on Monday 23 March 2020. This has been extended for a further three months to 1 September 2020.
The Person Booking Portal will not be available during this period.
The following changes are being implemented for Contractor Person, Competent Person and Authorised Person authorisations:
If your current Competent Person or Authorised Person authorisation expires before 1 June 2020, your authorisation will now be extended by six months from the date of expiry. For example, if your current authorisation expires on 20 March 2020, it will be extended 19 September 2020.
your or 0 June 2020, it will be extended 9 September 2020.
National Grid will continue to monitor the situation throughout this period. Please check this website for further updates.
The eligibility rules for the Person Renewal e-learning course have been clarified.
An individual must have an in date Person authorisation and an in date BESC AME registration to be eligible for Person Renewal e-learning. An individual's Person and BESC AME registrations must be in date when the e-learning is booked and when the e-assessment is taken, automated checks are in place. If an individual's Person authorisation or BESC AME registration have expired, the individual must take the full day face to face Person course at National Grid's Academy in Eakring.
National Grid Person courses are full day courses, aimed at individuals who have not previously held Person authorisation and who work for National Grid as contractor employees. There are two courses that are offered: Person (Substations) and Person (Overhead Lines).
There are also two e-learning packages available for individuals needing to renew their existing Person authorisation: Person Renewal (Substations) and Person Renewal (Overhead Lines).
To check course availability and book onto a National Grid Person course, please click below.Book Now