AM2 assessment is a practical assessment with a short online component, taken over 16.5 hours in total. 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. AM2 assessment is the Assessment of Occupational Competence for candidates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. (Scottish candidates see FICA)
The AM2 and AM2S is the final unit of the electrical installation qualification, and has provided the means of independently assessing the occupational competence of electrical installation apprentices for more than 30 years. The AM2S is version of the AM2 which will be sat by all apprentices undertaking the new apprenticeship standards.
The AM2/E is the new assessment process to recognise occupational competence for people who have been working as an electrician with over five years experience but haven’t been able to complete an apprenticeship or achieve an equivalent Level 3 vocational qualification.
It replaces the JIB Mature Candidate Assessment and provides an improved, standardised and transparent process for experienced workers to accredit their skills. It’s been developed via an industry group comprising ECA, JIB, NET, Unite, Certsure, ECS, NAPIT, City and Guilds and EAL.