Cranbrook College Updates


What is AM2, AM2/S and AM2/E?


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.