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For full information about the AM2/AM2S/AM2E assessment and how to prepare for it see candidate guidance.
Please choose required checklist from link below. The checklist will help you to decide if you are ready for the AM2/AM2S/AM2E assessment. It will help you to highlight any areas that you might need to work on and ensure the best chances for success.
Outline of full assessment and resit costs
All costs are based on NET recommended prices
You’ll need to do the AM2 assessment if you’re undertaking the ‘Apprenticeship Framework’ route (if you’re on the Apprenticeship Standard you’ll need the AM2S section). Mature candidate will now take the Experienced worker route and do the AM2E assessment. You can find more information on the Experienced Worker qualification at the following link, Experienced Worker Assessment - The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (the-esp.org.uk) The purpose of the assessment is to ensure all electricians achieve a single, consistent standard that has been agreed by employers as meeting their expectations for a qualified person. The assessment is designed to prove that you have gained all the relevant knowledge and skills (referred to as ‘occupational competence’) during your training process. During the test, you’ll perform a series of common tasks and procedures that a fully qualified electrician might face. You’ll be assessed on your electrical competence in installation, inspection & testing and fault-finding. Your practical work must comply with the current British Standard (BS7671:2018) and meet with the requirements of Health & Safety legislation and industry best practice.
The AM2 Assessment is broken down into the sections below. During some of the practical sections, you’ll be watched by the assessor. This can seem intimidating so try to practice beforehand with a colleague watching you to get used to it. We’ve shown the length of time allocated to complete each section but you’ll be given additional time to read the instructions and prepare before starting the test. This is just an overview, so if you are close to taking your AM2 Assessment and want more detail, click through to a step by step guide to each section.
In this section, you need to demonstrate that you can carry out a safe isolation procedure in the correct sequence to ensure the safety of not only yourself but everyone else on site. You’ll also undertake and document an assessment of any risks to safety that may be present.
Section A2-A6: Composite Installation – 8.5 hours (10 hours AM2S/E)
Following the diagrams and instructions you’re given, you’ll prepare, install, connect and terminate conductors at a TP&N Distribution Board and equipment outlets to industry standards. To complete this section, you must demonstrate occupational competence in accordance with statutory and non-statutory regulations and approved industry working practices.
During this section, you’ll carry out a visual inspection of your installation and complete a series of tests following practices and procedures that take into account electrically sensitive equipment. You can change any part of your installation that you find is incorrect or not complete.
This second safe isolation test covers three specific scenarios: the replacement of single-phase equipment, three-phase equipment and the isolation of the distribution board.
From information provided, you will identify faults in a circuit. You’ll need to record the type of fault and its specific location, then recommend how each fault could be corrected, including any works needed to prove the fault has been rectified.
This is an on-line test consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions designed to assess your knowledge of the health and safety regulations, building regulations and BS 7671 – so make sure you revise these. You need to answer 21 questions correctly in order to pass.
1 section-£180, 2 sections-£280, 3 sections-£350, 4 sections-£425, 5 sections-£475
A2 Lighting circuit and Ring Final circuit (2.25hrs)
A3 SWA and Motor circuit (2.25hrs)
A4 Central Heating (2hrs)
A5 Bonding, Data and Safety Circuit FP200 (2hrs)
A6 Containment AM2S/E only (1.5hrs)
A1 Safe isolation and risk assessment (45 mins)
C Safe isolation (30 mins)
E Online multiple-choice examination (1hr)
B Inspection and Testing (3.5hrs)
D Fault Diagnosis (2hrs)
If a candidate needs to resit multiple sections, then the charge will not exceed the maximum recommended price for the full assessment.