Guide to the AM2 Exam
What is AM2?
AM2 or the Achievement Measurement 2 is a practical performance skill test administered by the National Electrotechnical Training (NET).
As of the release of C&G 2357 Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Electrotechnical Technology, the AM2 exam becomes unit 2357-399 of the before mentioned qualification.
You must take the AM2 test if you are:
- Finishing an Electrical Installation Apprenticeship (C&G 2357)
- An oversees qualified electrician (from Poland or Hungary for example) who needs approval in order to gain the JIB card as an electrician
From January 2011 the AM2 requirements have changed, which means that all candidates must take the exam according to the new program.
The AM2 is designed for individuals who wish to work as electricians or as maintenance electricians.
By taking the new AM2 exam you will demonstrate that you have a level of competence expected by the industry in the following key occupational areas:
- The interpretation of specifications, drawings and diagrams,
- Risk assessments and also Health and Safety,
- Safe isolation,
- Planning and preparing to install, terminate and connect identified wiring systems,
- Inspection, testing and certification of electrical installations,
- Fault diagnosis and fault correction,
- The understanding and application of industry recognised procedures, working practices and the requirements of statutory and non-statutory regulations.
You will be required to work on:
- Lighting and power circuits,
- A three-phase distribution board and sub-circuit,
- A central eating/sustainable energy system,
- A safety services circuit and device,
- A data cabling system.
The AM2 Exam
The assessment is split into these sections:
- Section A1 - Risk assessment and safe isolation - Time to complete: 1 hour
- Section A - Composite installation - Time to complete: 8 h 30 min
- Section B - Inspection, Testing and Certification - Time to complete: 3 h 30 min
- Section C - Fault Diagnosis - Time to complete: 2 hours
- Section D - On-line exam - Time to complete: 1 hour
All the sections must be completed within the specified target times and according to the requirements of the current IEE Wiring Regulations (BS7671). You will be required to work on standard AM2 test units using drawings, circuit diagrams and written instructions.
You will be permitted to refer to the current edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations, IEE On-Site Guide and to the IEE Guidance Note no.3 Inspection and Testing.
Feel free to read through our guides for each of the AM2 sections with detailed and helpful information regarding the requirements in order to take a successful AM2 test the very first time.