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AM2 Test (Resit Section A1)

As the final unit of the electrical installation qualification, the AM2 has provided the means of independently assessing the occupational competence of electrical installation apprentices for more than 30 years.

A robust, timed practical assessment in five sections, the AM2 requires candidates to perform a set of common occupational tasks and procedures that a fully qualified electrician might face when working in commercial or industrial premises, as well as dwellings. It assesses candidates on installation, inspection & testing and fault-finding; their work must comply with the current British Standard (BS7671: 2015) and meet with the requirements of relevant Health & Safety legislation and industry best practice.

The purpose of the AM2 is to ensure all qualifying installation electricians achieve a single standard that has been agreed by the employers in the industry as meeting their expectations from newly qualified personnel. The content, structure and marking of the assessment is designed to produce evidence that a candidate has gained all the relevant safety critical competencies during their training process. Assessment centres are not accessible for training purposes and NET licensed assessors are not involved in the training or development of candidates. Accordingly, the AM2 provides a reliable and trusted independent assessment of safe, high quality standards for the electrical installation industry and is highly valued by employers, who regard it as proof of competence for an electrician.

The AM2 is compulsory for apprentices, adult trainees or up skilling workers who seek to gain industry recognised qualified status; raising overall safety and skill levels and ensuring that candidates from various routes have the skills employers need. It was extensively revised in 2010 to reflect current industry standards and best practice, following a wide-ranging, independent consultation process with employers, candidates, training providers and other industry parties.

Assessment Fees are as follows:

Full assessment
Full assessment 3 Days: £655.00
Pre AM2 Course 1 Day: £150.00

Re-sits
Re-sit of Section A2-A9 Composite installation: £350.00
Re-sit of Section A1: Safe isolation and Risk assessment: £100.00
Re-sit of Section B: Inspection and Testing: £160.00
Re-sit of Section C: Fault diagnosis: £ 160.00
Re-sit of Section D: Online Assessment: £100.00
Re-sit of entire assessment: £655.00

In accordance with the installation specification and the relevant statutory and non-statutory regulations you will be expected to install, terminate, connect, inspect, test and commission: - A three-phase distribution board and sub-circuit - A three-phase Direct-on-Line Motor circuit - Single phase lighting and power circuits - A central heating/sustainable energy system - A safety services circuit and device - A data-cabling system

There are no formal entry requirements however this assessment is normally taken towards the end of an Apprenticeship or equivalent training scheme. Candidates normally hold a City & Guilds 2330 Level 2 Electro-technical Technology and the City & Guilds 2330 Level 3 or equivalent and will be working towards either the City & Guilds 2356 Level 3 Electrotechnical Services, the new City & Guilds 2357-23 Level 3 Diploma in Installing Electro-technical Systems and Equipment (Buildings & Structures) or equivalent qualification Other Related Courses: - City & Guilds 2382-15 17th Edition BS7671 Wiring Regulations, Requirements for electrical installations - City & Guilds 2394-502 Principles, Practices and Legislation for Initial verification of electrical installations - City & Guilds 2395-502 Principles, Practices and Legislation for the periodic inspection, testing and condition reporting of electrical installations

For more information on our AM2 courses, call 01233 743 174 or email us on am2@ashford.ac.uk. The AM2 Test Centre, Ashford is generally open for 48 weeks of the year and is not subject to standard College term time restrictions. Duration : 3 day Assessment (8.30am - 4.30pm)

Why should students study this programme?

The AM2 Electrotechnical Assessment of Occupational Competence is designed for individuals who wish to practice either as an electrician or as a maintenance electrician. It demonstrates that they have the level of competence expected by the industry in the following key occupational areas: - Risk assessments and health and safety - Safe isolation - The interpretation of specifications, drawings and diagrams - Planning and preparing to install, terminate and connect identified wiring systems - Installing, terminating and connecting identified wiring systems. - Inspection, testing and certification. - Fault diagnosis and correction of electrical faults. - The understanding and application of industry recognised procedures, working practices and the requirements of statutory and non-statutory regulations.

The Achievement Measurements 2 (AM2) test consists of 4 assessment areas:

Section A1: Safe Isolation & Risk Assessment (1.0 hours)
Section A2 – A9: Composite Installation (8.5 hours)
Section B: Inspection and Testing (3.5 hours)
Section C1 & C2: Fault Diagnosis and Rectification (2.5 hours)
Section D: Online theory assessment (1 hour)

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements however this assessment is normally taken towards the end of an Apprenticeship or equivalent training scheme. Candidates normally hold a City & Guilds 2330 Level 2 Electro-technical Technology and the City & Guilds 2330 Level 3 or equivalent and will be working towards either the City & Guilds 2356 Level 3 Electrotechnical Services, the new City & Guilds 2357-23 Level 3 Diploma in Installing Electro-technical Systems and Equipment (Buildings & Structures) or equivalent qualification.