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Course DescriptionThe AM2S Test is a 2.5 day assessment designed for individuals who wish to qualify as an electrician. The AM2S assessment is a mandatory unit of the NVQ 3 Diploma (City & Guilds 5357) completed by all apprentice electricians. Please Note: Please Note: Costs for AM2 assessments will increase annually.
Successful completion of the AM2S helps to demonstrate that candidates have reached a level of competence 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.
During the main installation 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
Section A1 – Safe Working Practices (45 mins)
Section A2 – Lighting Circuit and Ring Final Circuit (2 hours 15 mins)
Section A3 – SWA and Motor Circuit (2 hours 15 mins)
Section A4 – Central Heating (2 hours)
Section A5 – Bonding, Data and Safety Circuit FP200 (2 hours)
Section A6 - Containment (1.5 hours)
Section B – Inspection and Testing (3.5 hours)
Section C – Fault Diagnosis Safe Isolation (30 mins)
Section D – Fault Diagnosis, Location and Rectification (2 hours)
Section E – Online Multiple Choice Examination (1 hour)
Frequently Asked Questions
Jon joined Midlands Electricity Board as an apprentice electrician. Working as an electrician for many years, he specialised in the security industry, installing CCTV, door entry systems, intruder, and fire alarms. Jon's final years at the MEB were as a Project Engineer.
In 2003, Jon took the opportunity to join a training provider to work as a Training Advisor/Assessor supporting apprentice electricians. Jon has worked in the training industry since that time.
Kevin has years of industry experience, having completed an electrical apprenticeship with a local council and subsequently worked in various roles at a significant housing association.
Kevin has completed a wide range of electrical and H&S qualifications during his career and has supported the development of electrical apprentices in the workplace.
Kevin is the primary AM2 Instructor for our NET Approved AM2/AM2s and AM2e centre, which opened in 2016.