National Grid Person Booking Portal


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. 

COVID-19 Guidance Update - 06/01/2021

Person, Competent Person and Authorised Person contractor authorisation training will continue as normal during the latest lockdown announced on 4 January 2021. 

Earking (for Person training) and our training ‘Pods’ (for Competent Person and Authorised Person), based at golf clubs and hotels at Blackley, Littlebrook, Graveley and Melksham, will remain open and are accessible to delegates for training.

Please check this website regularly for updates and control measures that are in place. 

The Academy re-started the NG Safety Rule Authorisation courses on 1 August 2020, this includes Initial Person courses at Eakring and the 5 'Pods' based at substation sites around the country for Competent Person and Authorised Person courses.


Individuals with authorisations originally expiring between 2 June and 1 September 2020 were extended to expire between 1 September and 30 November 2020, were granted a further 3 month extension to the CP / AP authorisation.  Individuals with this additional extension are expected to book courses to renew their CP/ AP authorisations from 2 December 2020, as their authorisation will expire from December 2020 to February 2021.

There will be no further extensions granted at this time.


Individuals that have in-date BESC AME and Person authorisations should take the online Person Renewal course before either of them expire.  Individuals who require a Person authorisation who are either first time applications or do not have in-date BESC AME and Person authorisations should book onto the Initial Person course.

All course information and Person course bookings are available on this website.

National Grid will continue to monitor the situation throughout this period, please check this website for further updates.

Our Courses

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).  These courses consist of e-learning and assessment element and a practical health and safety element.  Individuals must bring their own PPE for the practical assessment, details can be found here.  

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).  

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To check course availability and book onto a National Grid Person course, please click below.

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