The AM2 Assessment was originally part of the pre-NVQ assessment required for JIB registration operated by NET: National Electrotechnical Training. The AM2 is an independently administered practical exam and multiple choice test.


The current format now forms the final unit of the C&G2357 qualification and must be completed to gain the whole qualification for JIB registration and an ECS Gold Card.

Effectively, everyone that is looking to train as an Electrician and registers on to an Electrical Installation course (C&G 2365) and who then progresses in the Electrical industry and chooses to be assessed for NVQ level 3 will need to undertake the AM2 assessment.

Equally, those already working within the industry and who are eligible for the 2356-99 Mature Candidate route to NVQ, will also undertake the AM2 as this continues to be a mandatory unit within this NVQ qualification.

Able Skills is very fortunate to have the facilities to progress candidates through the NVQ process, both 2357 and 2356, with a number of electrical assessors available and in addition, we have our own separately staffed AM2 centre also: Dartford AM2.

Able Skills invested in opening an AM2 centre to ensure that as a company, we can progress individuals through the entire training and assessment process to ensure the quality of Electrician that we are producing. Able Skills has the capability to take on new entrants to the electrical industry, train them accordingly across electrical installation qualifications at levels 2 and 3, 17th Edition, Inspection and Testing and then once they have secured access to work, assess them for the purposes of NVQ and also, AM2.

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The AM2 is compulsory for apprentices, adult trainees or upskilling workers who seek to gain industry recognised qualified status; raising overall safety and skill levels and ensuring that candidates from various routes have the skills employers need. It was extensively revised in 2010 to reflect current industry standards and best practice, following a wide-​ranging independent consultation process with employers, candidates, training providers and other industry parties.

The purpose of the AM2 is to ensure all qualifying installation electricians achieve a single standard that has been agreed by the employers in the industry as meeting their expectations from newly qualified personnel. The content, structure and marking of the assessment is designed to produce 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 NET licensed assessors are not involved in the training or development of candidates. Accordingly, the AM2 provides a reliable and trusted independent assessment of safe, high quality standards for the electrical installation industry and is highly valued by employers, who regard it as proof of competence for an electrician.

A robust, timed practical assessment in five sections, the AM2 requires candidates to perform a set of common occupational tasks and procedures that a fully qualified electrician might face when working in commercial or industrial premises, as well as dwellings. It assesses candidates on installation, inspection & testing and fault-finding; their work must comply with the current British Standard (BS7671: 2015) and meet with the requirements of relevant Health & Safety legislation and industry best practice.


AM2 achievement is effectively a seal of approval – assessing candidates on occupational tasks that they undertake on a day to day basis.

As Able Skills have the facility to deliver the full range of qualifications and assessments, this has gained us IET recognition and Able Skills is an official IET Centre of Excellence.