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Level 3

AM2 Assessment


The purpose of this course is to ensure all qualifying installation electricians achieve a single industry standard. The content, structure and marking of the assessment is designed to provide evidence that a candidate has gained all the relevant competencies during their training.

Section A1: Safe Isolation and Risk Assessment -; 45 mins

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.

Sections A2-A5: Composite Installation -; 8.5 hours

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.

Section B: Inspection, Testing and Certification -; 3.5 hours

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.

Section C: Safe Isolation of Circuits -; 30 mins

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.

Section D: Fault Diagnosis and Rectification -; 2 hours

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.

Section E: Assessment of Applied Knowledge -; 1 hour

This is an online 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.

The revision day is highly recommended to support the success of the AM2 achievement, if this is required the cost is £175.00 for AM2 Refresher.

Should you require one, we also offer the AM2 Assessment Re-sits.


The AM2 is compulsory for Apprentices, adult trainees or up-skilling workers who wish to gain industry recognised qualified status.

Candidates must be aware that it is a rigorous electrical assessment and they should possess the basic skills and practical knowledge in all the assessment areas specified.

On application, candidates must complete and return the Readiness for Assessment Checklist to ensure that they have the required knowledge and experience to take the test.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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