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High Voltage Authorised Person (Industrial & Commercial) training course

Course code: AP15  |  View the training area

Course overview

A 5 day training course for suitably experienced persons being considered for the duties of authorised person (high voltage electrical) or senior authorised person (high voltage electrical) with respect to HV distribution systems. Course incorporates assessment under the Frontline Skills Framework certificated by City and Guilds.

N.B. An online pre-course assessment is available, click here to assess your existing knowledge.

High Voltage Authorised Person (Industrial & Commercial)

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Benefits of attending for the learner

  • Greater understanding and compliance with legislation.
  • Better communication with colleagues.
  • Coaching from highly experienced trainers and the opportunity to meet and interact with other AP's and AE's.

Benefits of attending for the employer

  • Compliance with legislation.
  • An independent recommendation of suitability as an Authorised Person.
  • Better documentation, communication and enforcement of safe working procedures.

What you will learn

  • Requirements of statutory regulation/legislation.
  • Types of HV switchgear and their operation and maintenance.
  • Types of HV sub-station equipment, its operation and maintenance.
  • Types of distribution systems and the equipment used.
  • Types of protective devices and their application.
  • Application of Electricity Safety Regulations to HV ring and radial distribution systems.
  • Issue of Permits to Work and Sanction for Test.
  • Methods of network operation.
  • Records and documentation.
  • Cable location and identification.
  • Testing/commissioning of electrical distribution equipment.
  • First Aid.

What qualifications will you achieve?

  • The output from this course is a recommendation to support an Authorising Engineer's decision when considering the appointment of Authorised Person's.
  • This course also incorporates assessment and certification under the City and Guilds Frontline Skills Framework Utilities 5831 scheme unit 903 Authorised Person High Voltage. This is awarded to learners who demonstrate a higher level of competence in the course assessments.

How is this training delivered?

  • Learners complete practical exercises that involve the management, application and control of documentation.
  • Learners are continually assessed, both in written and practical exercises, and there are opportunities to work with a wide range of equipment that will support their knowledge in the field.
  • This course can be intense, it includes evening work, both the reading of course materials and completion of projects.

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Learners can bring with them any materials used by their own employer, copies of risk assessments or management systems so that they can see how their materials fit in to the context of the training.
  • Learners should bring safety boots and safety glasses, and waterproof clothing for outdoor practical exercises.

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Course dates

Course code
5 day course
Price from
£1192.00 + certification

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Start dateStart dateEnd dateCentreExc. VATInc. VATPlaces left 
01/07/2019Mon 01 Jul 2019Fri 05 Jul 2019 York £1192.00£1430.40 5+
08/07/2019Mon 08 Jul 2019Fri 12 Jul 2019 Swindon £1192.00£1430.40 1
29/07/2019Mon 29 Jul 2019Fri 02 Aug 2019 York £1192.00£1430.40 5+
05/08/2019Mon 05 Aug 2019Fri 09 Aug 2019 Swindon £1192.00£1430.40 5+
19/08/2019Mon 19 Aug 2019Fri 23 Aug 2019 York £1192.00£1430.40 5+
02/09/2019Mon 02 Sep 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019 Swindon £1192.00£1430.40 5+
09/09/2019Mon 09 Sep 2019Fri 13 Sep 2019 York £1192.00£1430.40 5
16/09/2019Mon 16 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019 Derby £1192.00£1430.40 5+
23/09/2019Mon 23 Sep 2019Fri 27 Sep 2019 York £1192.00£1430.40 5+
30/09/2019Mon 30 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019 Swindon £1192.00£1430.40 5+
14/10/2019Mon 14 Oct 2019Fri 18 Oct 2019 York £1192.00£1430.40 5+
21/10/2019Mon 21 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019 Swindon £1192.00£1430.40 5+
28/10/2019Mon 28 Oct 2019Fri 01 Nov 2019 York £1192.00£1430.40 5+
04/11/2019Mon 04 Nov 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019 Derby £1192.00£1430.40 5+
11/11/2019Mon 11 Nov 2019Fri 15 Nov 2019 York £1192.00£1430.40 4
18/11/2019Mon 18 Nov 2019Fri 22 Nov 2019 Swindon £1192.00£1430.40 5+
02/12/2019Mon 02 Dec 2019Fri 06 Dec 2019 York £1192.00£1430.40 5+
09/12/2019Mon 09 Dec 2019Fri 13 Dec 2019 Swindon £1192.00£1430.40 5+
16/12/2019Mon 16 Dec 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019 Derby £1192.00£1430.40 5+

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