AM2E V1.0

Who is the course for?

The AM2E is for experienced workers who are completing the Experienced Worker Assessment (EWA).

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.

If you are considering taking the Experienced Worker Assessment please read this important notice.

If you have non-UK qualifications, you can only take the AM2E as the final step in the EWA process – it cannot be taken on a stand-alone basis. Please read the guidance on the ECS website.

The extent of your AM2E Assessment will depend on if you already have gained an AM2 certificate in the past:

  • If you already have AM2: you will only need to take an AM2E supplementary unit – find out more

To sit your supplementary unit please visit our Resits page.

  • If you do not hold AM2: you will need to take the full AM2E assessment.
  • If you do not hold AM2: you will need to take the full AM2E assessment.

Course Cost:

The course costs £ 910

How will it be assessed?

The AM2 assessment is comprised of 6 categories.

– A1 Safe Isolation and Risk Assessment (45mins)
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 safety risks that may be present.

– A2-6 Composite Installation (10 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 following statutory and non-statutory regulations and approved industry working practices.

– B Inspection and Testing of the completed composite installation (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.

– C Safe Isolation of Circuits (30mins)
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.

– D Fault Diagnosis, Location and Rectification (2 hours)
From the 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 work needed to prove the fault has been rectified.

– 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.

How long is the course?

This is a 2 ½ – day practical and theory-based electrical assessment.

Entry Requirements:

As the Assessment of Competence for the electrical industry, candidates are not permitted to sit the AM2E without evidence that they have the required foundation of experience, knowledge and performance qualifications. In all cases, please check with ECS before booking if you will be applying for a gold card in Installation or Maintenance.

All paperwork must be submitted 20 days before the course begins to allow for NET Registration. Failure to do so may result in your forfeiture on this assessment.

Documents to be submitted:

You will be provided with a section to upload the below documents upon completing the payments section of your booking form.

All documents must be uploaded at least 20 days before the course begins. Failure to do so may result in you not being allowed to attend the assessment.

For candidates that do not currently hold an AM2:

  1. NET Candidate Registration Form
  2. The Mandatory AM2E Full Checklist
  3. The Experienced Worker Qualification certificate from either City & Guilds (2346) or EAL (603/5982/1)*
  4. L2 or L3 Technical Certificate, or Electrotechnical Statement (for overseas candidates), or personal statement to cover underpinning technical knowledge (Qualification Training Provider statement could be used if no certificates) – Please call before booking if you are unsure.

* When uploading an EAL certificate we require both parts (2 pages) of the document to be supplied.