What is AM2?
Who is the AM2 for?
The AM2 should be taken by electrotechnical apprentices who are training against the apprenticeship framework or those who are on an Experienced Worker Program.
Apprentices enrolled onto the Apprenticeship Standard should undertake the AM2S assessment.
By passing AM2 assessment, you will demonstrate that you have a level of competence expected by the industry in the following key occupational areas:
- The interpretation of specifications, drawings and diagrams,
- Risk assessments and also Health and Safety,
- Safe isolation,
- Planning and preparing to install, terminate and connect identified wiring systems,
- Inspection, testing and certification of electrical installations,
- Fault diagnosis and fault correction,
The understanding and application of industry recognised procedures, working practices and the requirements of statutory and non-statutory regulations.
During the assessment, you will be working on:
- Lighting and power circuits,
- A three-phase distribution board and sub-circuit,
- A central heating/sustainable energy system,
- A safety services circuit and device,
- A data cabling system.
What is AM2?
The Achievement Measurement 2 (AM2) assessment, administered by PooleAM2 Ltd on behalf of National Electrotechnical Training (NET) Organisation in conjunction with the Joint Industry Board (JIB), is the electrotechnical industry standard assessment for electrical competence. Forming an essential part of the Electrical Advanced Apprenticeship, the purpose is to ensure all qualified electricians achieve a single standard that has been agreed by employers as meeting their needs from qualified personnel.
AM2 provides an independent, reliable and trusted measure of safe, high quality workmanship for the electrotechnical industry and is highly valued by employers, who regard it as evidence of competence for an electrician, also forming part of the evidence required to apply for the ECS `Gold Card`.
What does the AM2 assessment consist of?
The AM2 is a practical assessment with a short online exam, comprised of five timed sections over a total of 16.5 hours. The assessment requires the candidate to perform a series of common occupational procedures including installation, fault-finding, inspection and testing.
Section A1 - Risk assessment and safe isolation - Time to complete: 1 hour
Section A - Composite installation - Time to complete: 8 h 30 min
Section B - Inspection, Testing and Certification - Time to complete: 3 h 30 min
Section C - Safe Isolation - Time to complete: 30 min
Section D - Fault Diagnosis - Time to complete: 2 hours
Section E - On-line exam - Time to complete: 1 hour
All aspects of the industry a fully qualified electrician might face in their jobs when working in industrial, commercial or residential premises.
All work will be observed and must comply with the current version of the lEE Wiring Regulations (BS7671) and meet relevant health and safety legislation.
Candidates will be permitted to refer to the current edition of the lEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671), lEE Guidance Note No.3 Inspection and Testing, lEE On-Site Guide (OSG) and guide to the building regs during the tests. Candidates will work on a standard test unit, using drawings, block and circuit diagrams and written instructions.
A self-assessment checklist must be completed prior to undertaking the AM2 assessment. Click here to open. This will need to be sent to us via the bookings page.
Extract from the NET website:
A note about AM2S Prep Courses: NET and its licensed centres do not support, endorse or recommend any AM2 or AM2S prep courses. Providing you have been able to complete your Checklist with confidence that you have the skills and knowledge needed for each area of the assessment, the resources provided above will be sufficient for you to prepare.