AM2 / AM2E /AM2S

The purpose of the AM2/AM2E/AM2S is to ensure all qualified electricians achieve a single standard that has been agreed by the employers in the 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. 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.

QualificationAchievement Measurement 2
LocationDartford, Kent (Accommodation Available)
Entry Requirements

Registered on to an NVQ programme


3 Day Assessment

inc VAT
Easy payments
Flexible Training
Interest Free Payments
Accommodation Available

Duration & Cost


£1,008.00 including vatPayable at the time of booking.

AM2S and AM2E

£1,092.00 including vatPayable at the time of booking.

AM2E v1.1

£1,440.00 including vatPayable at the time of booking.

Course details

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.

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.

The following is available at Able Skills / Dartford AM2 Centre:

AM2 - The AM2 should be taken by those undertaking the JIB Mature Candidate Assessment and those following the Level 3 NVQ who are not apprentices.

AM2S - The AM2S should be taken by electrotechnical apprentices who are training against the Apprenticeship Standard.

AM2E - The AM2E is for experienced workers who are completing the Experienced Worker Assessment. It can only be taken once you have gained the Experienced Worker Qualification – you will have to supply proof of this qualification before you can book the assessment.

AM2E v1.1 - The AM2E v1.1 is for experienced workers who are completing the Experienced Worker Assessment (registered after September 2023). It can only be taken once you have gained the Experienced Worker Qualification – you will have to supply proof of this qualification before you can book the assessment.

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


  • Installation of containment systems For AM2E and AM2S only

Full details of the AM2/AM2S/AM2E/AM2E v1.1 test can be found at

We also offer a 1-day pre-AM2 Awareness course – the cost is £150.00

Please note if you were registered onto the Experienced Worker NVQ qualification after September 2023, you will need to undertake the AM2E Version 1.1 assessment

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All of our courses take place at our dedicated training centre in Dartford, Kent. The centre is easily accessible by road, being just 10 minutes from junction 1a on the M25. We are only a short walk from Dartford train station which is served by frequent trains taking 35 minutes from central London. For anyone travelling from further away, we have our own accommodation available at only £25 per night.

We are open Mon - Fri and 2 weekends per month for training and visitors so if you would like to find out more about this course or about Able Skills, please feel free to pop in, no appointment necessary.

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