Training Calendar

Dates & Locations

Training dates and locations for National Grid NSI 30 training can be found below. If you would like to book a place on any of these courses, please consult the product list page and complete the appropriate booking form.

The information contained within the calendar is supplied and updated by National Grid. In the event of a query about its accuracy please contact National Grid.

Coronavirus Guidance (updated 19/03/2020)

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 will be suspended for an initial period of three months, starting on Monday 23 March 2020.

All courses booked from Monday 23 March 2020 will be cancelled and you will receive a full refund. The online booking system will not be available during this period.

The following changes are being implemented for Contractor Person, Competent Person and Authorised Person authorisations:

  • For individuals with an in date Person authorisation and an in date BESC AME registration, the Person Renewal e-learning course will remain the standard process to follow.
  • Any first time Person and Competent Person training at Eakring has been suspended for an initial period of three months.
  • For those who require a Competent Person or Authorised Person renewal training at Eakring or a Coaching Pod, your current authorisations expiring before 1 June 2020 will be extended for three months. The expectation is that renewal training will be undertaken as soon as possible once business as usual is resumed.
  • If there is a system critical reason for a new resource to be onsite without the relevant authorisation, under exceptional circumstances there are emergency measures under NSI30 which could be enacted – these are for critical access only.

If your current Competent Person or Authorised Person authorisation expires before 1 June 2020, your authorisation will be extended by three months from the date of expiry.  For example, if your current authorisation expires on 20 March 2020, it will be extended 19 June 2020.

National Grid will continue to monitor the situation throughout this period.

Please check this website for further updates.

Please be advised that from 18 November 2019 the start time for the morning training session at Blackley will permanently change to 9.30am.

Find Out More

For any queries regarding Competent Person and Authorised Person training and assessments, please contact the National Grid External Training team by email: or phone: 01623 872602.