The AM2 Practical Assessment is the final part / unit that every NVQ Level 3 Electrical candidate must complete in order to gain their qualification and be eligible to apply for their JIB ECS Gold Card.
Successful completion of the AM2 is compulsory for apprentices, adult trainees or upskilling workers who seek to gain the industry recognised qualified status that attainment of the NVQ provides.
Also known as Unit 399, the AM2 is overseen and maintained by the independent body NET (National Electrotechnical Training Organisation) and can be taken at any one of 40+ assessment centres across England, Wales & Northern Ireland.
The assessment comprises of 6 sections taken over a total of 16.5 hours (2.5 days), during which 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 British Standard (BS7671: 2018) and meet with the requirements of relevant Health & Safety legislation and industry best practice.
The purpose of the AM2 is to ensure that all qualifying installation electricians achieve a single standard that has been agreed by employers industry-wide as meeting their expectations from newly qualified personnel. The AM2 provides a reliable and trusted independent assessment of safe, high-quality standards for the electrical installation industry, and is deemed as essential by the majority of employers who recognise it as proof of competence for an electrician.