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    Help. Aussie looking to qualify in UK

    Hi guys I've just move over from Australia and am looking to get qualified here in the UK. I need to do the AM2 assessment and have been checking out what it's about. From what I understand it's the same as our capstone for when we finish our apprenticeship in Aus. I just want to know if anyone...
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    AM2 lighting circuit - confusion

    I know this has probably been asked a dozen times on this forum but I just want to make sure that I'm doing this the correct way before going into my exam. I got told that in the am2 I need to have neutrals at every switch in connecters. I have never done it this at work hence the confusion...
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    AM2 questions/queries

    Hi, I sit my AM2 next week and have a couple of questions which I can't seem to find or get a definitive answer online or from anyone at work. Hoping someone on here can help. First is when filling out the testing certificate, how do i work out maximum demand for the install? And also when...
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    Trainee Just Passed! Next Qualification ???

    Just Passed! Next Qualification ??? So last month i passed my Achievement Measurement 2 (AM2) with N.E.T I work in a commercial / industrial background mainly maintenance but some installation now i'm wondering what to do next, I really want to go down the high voltage / substations route...
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    Am2 testing: Fault finding

    Hello everyone, I have finished my 3 years at college and now have my AM2 tomorrow. I have confident in the installation but need some help on a bit of the testing and fault finding. We will be usin a megger tester. How do I carry out PEFC and then PSSC on a three phase DB. Also could do...
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    Which maintenance NVQ should I do 2356 or 2357?

    Hi All I am looking for some advise as to which NVQ I should complete. I have just completed the L2 & L3 2365 and am now hoping to go on to complete the L3 NVQ. I have been working as a maintenance technician for the past 8 years in automated airport baggage systems with a mechanical bias and...
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    AM2 help for Monday please

    Got my AM2 Monday, just wondered if anyone could give me any advice if they have taken it before or things to be wary of. Could someone please explain to me using fly earth leads, when to use and when to jot? Might seem simple but my college have basically put me for the AM2 with barely any...
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    Help! Am2 coming up and need help with the s plan

    Hi everyone, my am2 is fast approaching and i need help with understanding how s plan wiring works. I understand the different parts in the system and how its wired but i cant seem to figure out how the solar sustainable element fits into the system. Also can anyone let me know anything else i...
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    AM2 Testing question, R1+R2 results

    So im currently doing my AM2 and doing the testing, I understand that this is simple, but when writing down the R1+R2 on the certificate, do I need to put the highest reading down? Theres a ring circuit eith 4 sockets on it l, however one of the sockets is a spur - which obviously has the higher...
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    AM2 question, need help

    Right, so I'm in the middle of my AM2 and I need to wire FP200 from the DB to a carbon monoxide alarm via multi compartment dado trunking, I've looked in the spec and it doesn't say anything about whether the FP needs to be separated from the T&E powering lights & sockets, can anyone give me an...
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    AM2 a few revision questions

    Im taking my AM2 on Monday and have a few questions just to get my testing on point. Firstly when testing continuity of cpc would a the assessor expect each cpc to be connected to the line conductor in a connector block for example (separately from the earth bar to eliminate parallel paths)? Or...
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    Trainee Am2 calculations on test sheet

    I’ve got my am2 tomorrow morning, I’m pretty confident with everything and just gone over my testing and done the prep day yesterday, I was just wondering if anyone knows what calculations are needed on the back of your testing sheet to pass? I’ve got r1+r2/4 for ring final, zs=ze+r1+r2, my...
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    AM2 terror, can anyone help?

    Hey guys I'm booked for my AM2 in February. I'm a domestic apprentice. Ive heard you have to do three phase and heating. I have no idea about these. Could anyone who has recently done the test talk me through exactly what's required so I can do the relevant research and practice? Cheers!
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    Waste of £600? Am2 exam failure? Or am I worrying

    Hi guys, Sat my AM2 today and yesterday overall I think it went well all bar one quite bad mistake. When running my cables in (singles) from the CCU to the DOL starter I didn't bring a Neatural. I completed my dead test on the circuit using on each phase to Earth and obtained my highest R1 + R2...
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    My experience of the AM2 taken at Birmingham

    Hi guys I’m new to this site however just thought I’d give my best explanation of what the AM2 was like. If this is in the wrong forum I’m very sorry as I’m not sure what to put it in. tia Birmingham AM2 The week before the am2 I had a refresher day. This was basically just half a day of going...
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    AM2, can i adjust my compo instal during my testing time? made a boo boo

    Hi everyone, Done my am2 composite instal today and whilst sitting at home just realised i have not put my compression rings on my SWA. two questions, is that a straight fail? can i adjust during my test inspect? just had to drive like a nut nut to screwfix to get a gland...
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    Hello & Help with AM2

    Hi, This is my first post, although I have been browsing the forums for a little while now. I work in BMS and have my AM2 on friday. The nature of my work means I don't get to test so there are a few things I'm unsure of and was hoping for some clarification. I know for some people they may be...
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    Am2 tomorrow any advice..........

    So got my am2 tomorrow up in birmingham. Heading up tonight so im not traveling nearly 2 hours there and back each day. Anyome got any advice or tips for it as im very nervous. Also what is that green and yellow wire...is this important??
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    Am2 online exam.........20 characters

    Hi guys Ive been booked in for my am2 for the 2nd week of october. My employer and college have been really big helps in sorting me out for the practical side of it by going over everything with a fine tooth comb so its really drummed in. But im also concerned regarding the online exam. I...
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    AM2 pass or fail? Wrong sized cable

    Hello people, just finished my Am2 today and all went well, finished everything and didnt really have an issue with anything in regards to install, testing and fault finding. But... when we finished i asked the examiner what are some of the mistakes people make. And he said installing the wrong...
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