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Dartford AM2 Assessment Centre – What is AM2?

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The purpose of the AM2 is to ensure all qualified electricians achieve a single standard that has been agreed by the employers inthe industry as meeting their needs from qualified personnel. The content, structure and marking of the assessment is designed to 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 assessors are not involved in the training or work experience of candidates. Accordingly, the AM2 provides a reliable and trusted guarantee 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. Source:

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What is the AM2

AM2 is a practical assessment with a short online component, taken over 16.5 hours (2.5 days).During this time candidates undertake a series of timed tasks in specially equipped booths containing typical electrical installation wiring systems. The exercises include installation, inspection and testing and fault-finding and the work must comply with the current IEE Wiring Regulations and be carried out in line with Health & Safety best practice.

Who should take the AM2?

The AM2 test is appropriate to:

  • Apprentices approaching the end of their training for the JIB Apprentice Training Scheme and the Electrical Installation Modern Apprenticeship.
  • Others wishing to accredit practical experience.

The test is an industry recognised trade test that is controlled by the National Electrotechnical Training (NET) Organisation in conjunction with

the Joint Industry Board (JIB) and Summit Skills who are currently the Sector Skills Council for the Electrotechnical Industry.

The AM2 Test

Candidates will be expected to install, terminate, connect, inspect, test, commission and diagnose faults in accordance with the installation specification provided by the assessor and in accordance with the relevant statutory and non-statutory regulations on the following:

  • 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

The test can only be taken at an Approved AM2 Test Centre, licensed annually by NET, and should be booked directly with the Approved AM2 Test Centre.

You can download the AM2 Information Guide below:

NET wants to remind all electrical employers and training providers that the Candidate Self Assessment Checklist for the AM2 Assessment is now a mandatory requirement for all AM2 candidate bookings. From 9 April, any candidate taking their final practical assessment will need to provide their assessor with the signed Checklist as proof that both their employer and training provider have reviewed the candidate’s knowledge and competencies against the checklist document, to verify that all parties feel that the individual is fit and ready to undertake the assessment. (Source: NET News)

Pre AM2 Test

Able Skills Ltd offer a 1 day Pre AM2 training course. This course is designed to enhance a candidates existing practical skills and underpinning knowledge prior to undertaking the AM2 test.