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AM2 Preparation

Course For Your Practical Assessment

AM2 Preparation & Revision Course For Your AM2 or AM2S Practical Assessment

If you’re preparing to take your AM2 or AM2S Practical Assessment then we understand how hugely important this examination is.

It’s a big investment in your time as well as money and the culmination of a lot of work beforehand over many months, or maybe even years.

For this reason AM2 Preparation & Revision Courses – taken over 1 or 2 days just before the exam at an onsite training centre – are increasingly popular.

Although they undoubtedly increase confidence when going into the exam and have a statistically higher pass rate, they are not always as effective as they could be for all candidates as everything is ‘crammed in’ at the last minute.

Wanting to provide an alternative to the limited options currently available XS Training has created the first ever Online AM2 Preparation Course.

The course is also suitable for those taking the AM2S examination – students undertaking the new apprenticeship standard (Trailblazer). Full details about the differences are presented further down this page.

The Online AM2 Preparation / Revision Course

This online AM2 Preparation Course has been developed to fully prepare the candidate for their AM2 Practical Assessment (Unit-399)

It gives you all the information, hints and tips that you will need to pass your AM2, including; the installation, test and inspection, fault finding and the online exam.

This is a convenient, cost-effective online alternative to a course at an onsite training centre which usually runs for a duration of 1-2 days immediately before your AM2 exam.

  • Accessed from anywhere with an internet connection
  • Mobile and Tablet device friendly
  • Saves on the loss of earnings from taking days off to attend a training centre
  • Most course topics are presented in High Definition video
  • Work through the course at your own pace and at times convenient to you
  • Go back through any areas that you’re not so sure of as many times as you need
  • Includes revision tests and a full practice test to ensure you are ready for the exam
  • More chance to absorb the information because you’re not trying to cram in everything in the day before your exam
  • Can even be accessed on the morning of exam & in breaks when phone usage is not forbidden.
There are two different options available for the AM2 Preparation Course – the only difference being the access period.
Option 1: Accessible For 12 Months From Day of Purchase – £200 + VAT
Option 2: Accessible For 14 Days From Day of Purchase – £125 + VAT

(With Option 2 we recommend booking your AM2 Exam before purchasing the course).

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AM2 Preparation Course Content Overview:

Section A1 – AM2 Overview
Section A1 – Safe Isolation
Section A – Installation
Section B – Inspection & Testing
Section C+C1 – Fault Finding
AM2-S
Common Errors
Section D – Multi Choice Exam

Section A1 – AM2 Overview:

  • Introduction
  • Sections & Circuit Descriptions
  • Risk Assessment

Section A1 – Safe Isolation:

  • Safe Isolation

Section B – Inspection & Testing:

  • Continuity of Protective Conductors 
  • Final Ring Continuity
  • Insulation Resistance
  • Polarity (Dead & Live)
  • Ze v PFC
  • Zs
  • RCD Test
  • Phase Sequence Test
  • Electrical Installation Certificate

Section C+C1 – Fault Finding:

  • Safe Isolation And General Fault Finding
  • Fault Finding Bonding Conductor
  • Fault Finding FP200
  • Fault Finding Lighting
  • Fault Finding Ring Main
  • Fault Finding Motor Circuit
  • Fault Finding Data
  • Fault Finding Heating

Section A – Installation:

  • Ring Final 1st Fix
  • Ring Final Connections
  • External Socket Wiring Options
  • Lighting 1st Fix
  • 1st Switch – 2 Way Connections
  • Intermediate Connections
  • 2nd Switch – 2 Way Connections
  • SY Glanding
  • SY Install
  • D.O.L. Control Connections
  • D.O.L. Overload Settings
  • SWA Glanding
  • SWA Install
  • 16A Commando Socket Connections
  • SWA Glanding Options
  • Bonding Installation
  • Bonding Terminations
  • FP200 1st Fix
  • FP200 Connections
  • Heating/Hot Water Overview
  • Heating/Hot Water Installation
  • Heating/Hot Water Connections
  • Data Installation
  • Data Connections
  • DB 2nd Fix

AM2-S:

  • AM2-S

Common Errors:

  • Candidate Common Errors

Section D – Multi Choice Exam:

  • Revision Test Health & Safety
  • Revision Test Building Regulations
  • Revision Test BS7671 Wiring Regulations
  • AM2 Online Test

This is an overview of the AM2 Preparation Course and the topics it covers. If you have a specific question about the course then please do get in touch.

AM2 Preparation Course Content Overview:

Section A1 – AM2 Overview
Section A1 – Safe Isolation
Section A – Installation
Section B – Inspection & Testing
Section C+C1 – Fault Finding
AM2-S
Common Errors
Section D – Multi Choice Exam

Section A1 – AM2 Overview:

  • Introduction
  • Sections & Circuit Descriptions
  • Risk Assessment

Section A1 – Safe Isolation:

  • Safe Isolation

Section A – Installation:

  • Ring Final 1st Fix
  • Ring Final Connections
  • External Socket Wiring Options
  • Lighting 1st Fix
  • 1st Switch – 2 Way Connections
  • Intermediate Connections
  • 2nd Switch – 2 Way Connections
  • SY Glanding
  • SY Install
  • D.O.L. Control Connections
  • D.O.L. Overload Settings
  • SWA Glanding
  • SWA Install
  • 16A Commando Socket Connections
  • SWA Glanding Options
  • Bonding Installation
  • Bonding Terminations
  • FP200 1st Fix
  • FP200 Connections
  • Heating/Hot Water Overview
  • Heating/Hot Water Installation
  • Heating/Hot Water Connections
  • Data Installation
  • Data Connections
  • DB 2nd Fix

Section B – Inspection & Testing:

  • Continuity of Protective Conductors 
  • Final Ring Continuity
  • Insulation Resistance
  • Polarity (Dead & Live)
  • Ze v PFC
  • Zs
  • RCD Test
  • Phase Sequence Test
  • Electrical Installation Certificate

Section C+C1 – Fault Finding:

  • Safe Isolation And General Fault Finding
  • Fault Finding Bonding Conductor
  • Fault Finding FP200
  • Fault Finding Lighting
  • Fault Finding Ring Main
  • Fault Finding Motor Circuit
  • Fault Finding Data
  • Fault Finding Heating

AM2-S:

  • AM2-S

Common Errors:

  • Candidate Common Errors

Section D – Multi Choice Exam:

  • Revision Test Health & Safety
  • Revision Test Building Regulations
  • Revision Test BS7671 Wiring Regulations
  • AM2 Online Test

This is an overview of the AM2 Preparation Course and the topics it covers. If you have a specific question about the course then please do get in touch.

AM2 and AM2S – What’s the difference between the two?

Should you be taking the AM2 or AM2S?

AM2 is the assessment of competence for the apprenticeship framework and Mature Candidate Assessment.

It should not be used for students undertaking the new apprenticeship standard (Trailblazer) and will not be accepted as the end-point assessment for the standard.

AM2S is the end-point assessment for the new apprenticeship standard (Trailblazer). It should not be used for anyone on the old apprenticeship framework or undertaking the Mature Candidate Assessment.

AM2S is not available as a stand-alone assessment outside of the apprenticeship. It will only be recognised by the JIB for an ECS card when taken as part of an industry apprenticeship.

How does the AM2S differ to the AM2 in content?

The AM2S follows largely the same format as the AM2, but with two additional tasks under the Installation section:

1. Candidate to install a piece of metal conduit with a bend and a set to a box they fix to a set measurement.

2. Candidate to install a piece of PVC conduit between 2 fixed points with a bend and a set over a pre-fixed obstacle.

The candidate then has to wire circuits through these pieces of conduit. An extra 1.5hrs is allowed in the AM2S to complete these tasks.

What differences in procedure are there?

AM2 – the AM2 checklist must be signed by the candidate, their employer and training provider and submitted to NET before an assessment can be booked.

Once authorised, an assessment can be booked with your chosen centre using the online booking system.
AM2S – the following gateway checks are in place before a candidate can be booked for their assessment:
– Submission of AM2S checklist signed by candidate, employer and training provider
– Certificated evidence of Level 2 achievement in Maths and English
– Certificated evidence of achievement of the trailblazer qualification – EAL 601/7345/2 or City & Guilds 601/6299/5 (5357)

As part of the gateway check the employer must sign that the required behaviours have been consistently demonstrated by the candidate.

A contract for delivery of the end-point assessment must be in place between NET and the training provider.

Who handles the certification for the apprenticeship and AM2/AM2S?

NET will issue the certificate of competence for the AM2 and AM2S assessments.

For apprenticeship completion certificates:
• Apprenticeship Framework route: training providers should apply to Instructus
• Apprenticeship Standard route: NET will apply to ESFA for the completion certificate

Should you be taking the AM2 or AM2S?

AM2 is the assessment of competence for the apprenticeship framework and Mature Candidate Assessment.

It should not be used for students undertaking the new apprenticeship standard (Trailblazer) and will not be accepted as the end-point assessment for the standard.

AM2S is the end-point assessment for the new apprenticeship standard (Trailblazer). It should not be used for anyone on the old apprenticeship framework or undertaking the Mature Candidate Assessment.

AM2S is not available as a stand-alone assessment outside of the apprenticeship. It will only be recognised by the JIB for an ECS card when taken as part of an industry apprenticeship.

What differences in procedure are there?

AM2 – the AM2 checklist must be signed by the candidate, their employer and training provider and submitted to NET before an assessment can be booked.

Once authorised, an assessment can be booked with your chosen centre using the online booking system.
AM2S – the following gateway checks are in place before a candidate can be booked for their assessment:
– Submission of AM2S checklist signed by candidate, employer and training provider
– Certificated evidence of Level 2 achievement in Maths and English
– Certificated evidence of achievement of the trailblazer qualification – EAL 601/7345/2 or City & Guilds 601/6299/5 (5357)

As part of the gateway check the employer must sign that the required behaviours have been consistently demonstrated by the candidate.

A contract for delivery of the end-point assessment must be in place between NET and the training provider.

How does the AM2S differ to the AM2 in content?

The AM2S follows largely the same format as the AM2, but with two additional tasks under the Installation section:

1. Candidate to install a piece of metal conduit with a bend and a set to a box they fix to a set measurement.

2. Candidate to install a piece of PVC conduit between 2 fixed points with a bend and a set over a pre-fixed obstacle.

The candidate then has to wire circuits through these pieces of conduit. An extra 1.5hrs is allowed in the AM2S to complete these tasks.

Who handles the certification for the apprenticeship and AM2/AM2S?

NET will issue the certificate of competence for the AM2 and AM2S assessments.

For apprenticeship completion certificates:
• Apprenticeship Framework route: training providers should apply to Instructus
• Apprenticeship Standard route: NET will apply to ESFA for the completion certificate

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