The AM2, AM2S and AM2E Practical Assessments Explained

The AM2S should be taken by Electrotechnical Apprentices who are training against the Apprenticeship Framework and the AM2 for those who are undertaking the JIB Mature Candidate Assessment. The AM2E is for learners on the new 2346-03 Experienced Worker Qualification and will be available at NET test centres from the 1st October 2020.

The AM2 is a practical assessment commonly taken as the endpoint assessment of an Electrotechnical training program. It is a 2-3 day practical assessment taken at a NET approved test centre.

The difference between AM2, AM2-S and AM2-E

Section A1, B, C, D and E are the same time limits for all three AM2 assessments. However, the time limit changes for the Composite Installation (Section A), as shown below. The extra time allowed for the AM2-S and AM2-E if for the installation of a small section of Steel Conduit and PVC Conduit.

Section A1: Safe Isolation and Risk Assessment – 45 mins

Section A: Composite Installation;

  • AM2 (8.5 hours)
  • AM2S and AM2E (10 hours)

Section B: Inspection, Testing and Certification – 3.5 hours

Section C: Safe Isolation – 30 mins

Section D: Fault Diagnosis and Rectification – 2 hours

Section E: Assessment of Applied Knowledge – 1 hour

AM2, AM2S and AM2E

* Candidates will not be able to use the AM2 for the NVQ 2346-03

* If candidates have an AM2 certificate which is less than 2 years old, they will need to complete section A (installation) of the AM2 again at a cost of around £450 plus VAT (10 hours rather than 8.5 hours) this will include the Steel and PVC conduit installation

* If the AM2 is more than two years old, the candidate may need to take the entire AM2E as NET may not recognise the existing AM2

* If the AM2 was achieved before 2010, then it will not be recognised at all for the 2346-03 and the candidate will need to take the AM2E

IMPORTANT…. Any candidates that have already achieved the AM2 should enrol on to the NVQ 2356-99 with XS Training and should register before 31/12/2020.

* After 31/12/2020 candidates who have already achieved the AM2 will only have the choice of the NVQ 2357 and/or 2346-03. However, some of the older qualifications 2360 etc do not fully map over to the NVQ 2357 and as such these candidates may only have the option of the NVQ 2346-03 and as such will need to re-take the AM2 in the form of the AM2E.

The AM2, AM2S and AM2E Online Test

You need to achieve 21 out of 30 questions to pass on the AM2 online exam – 70%. (1 hour allowed).

You’ll be assessed on your application of knowledge associated with the following:

  • Health and Safety
  • BS 7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations
  • Building Regulations

You will be provided with the following publications:

  • BS 7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations
  • IET Guidance Note 3. Inspection & Testing
  • IET On-Site Guide
  • A Short Guide to the Building Regulations.

You are not allowed any other documentation.

The Experienced Worker Assessment

The Experienced Worker Assessment is also recognised in the as equivalent to an industry apprenticeship. Electrotechnical Assessment Specification

The Experienced Worker Qualification is built up of the following;

  • Candidates must have 5 years + site experience
  • Provide evidence of experience and competence in all areas identified on the Skill Scan, equivalent to the Level 3 electrotechnical apprenticeship
  • Level 3 Performance Units (2346 NVQ)
  • 18th Edition Wiring Regulations
  • Initial Verification Qualification (2391-50 or 2394 or 2391-52)
  • AM2E

Achievement of the Experienced Worker Assessment and the AM2E meets the criteria for an ECS gold card application.

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