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  1. T

    AM2 Course

    Hey all, I’ve completed level 2 and 3, 18th, 2391-52. I am looking for a goodplace to complete my AM2 course In the north west area preferably. Also want to complete the end of my NVQ after getting my AM2...does anyone know where I could do this? alsohas anyone information on tips/tricks for...
  2. G

    UK Help with AM2 assessment resit

    I recently finished my AM2 and unfortunately failed. The only thing I failed on was the earth fault loop impedance. I’m booking a resit but don’t want to fail it again, the procedure I carried out was. Isolate and lock of the main switch. Remove the main earth from terminal. Set tester to L-PE...
  3. L

    Earthing am2 advice

    Hi guys can someone tell me what the triangle symbols mean on the earth bar as i terminated my water and gas 10mm bonding conductors into them and failed my am2 because of it ? Thanks
  4. N

    UK AM2 cancelled due to Coronavirus

    Hi, found out today that my AM2 has been cancelled which I was due to start this coming Monday due to coronavirus and the college think it will be a couple of months before I can take the test. Is there a chance where they can say the test is void due to this as the backlog will be huge plus I...
  5. CokeCanBrad

    UK Am2 Breaker Selection

    Hi I want too do my AM2 In the future. I want too know the breaker selection for the circuits in the AM2, an acceptable answer (for me.) will be from a recent am2 Passee (successful candidates only.). The circuits are as Follows:- D.O.L Starter, with motor. Carbon Monoxide Detector Ring Final...
  6. M

    236-1 and 3

    I achieved my 236-1 and 2 between the years 1992 and 1997. I have just received my AM2 certificate. I have been working as an electrician for over twenty years. Can I now apply for a jib card with what I’ve got or will I need to do an nvq3. thanks in advance.
  7. A


    Hello I am taking my AM2 in 8 weeks and have some questions that I was hoping you guys could answer for me? 1. Does the pre-installed metal containment require earthing? 2. When wiring the RFC do you follow the specification (with a long leg from the final socket-outlet back to the board or can...
  8. M

    UK What sequence to do when doing fault finding (AM2)

    Hi everyone just to let everyone know that I did my AM2 last week and I only failed on the fault finding part. I was very confident before going into the fault finding test but I lost my way and the pressure got to me. I'm so chuffed that I pass everything else. Just to explain what the test...
  9. C

    AM2 practice

    Hi All I'm looking for some advice regarding the AM2. I'm hoping to carry out the NVQ 2356 in electrical maintenance as I have been working in the industry for around 10 years and currently hold L2 & L3 2365 although I have limited experience in install as I work in maintenance at the airport...
  10. G

    UK AM2 next week

    Hi everyone, I've been reading alot of post regarding AM2 on here and they're all really helpful. I've got a question on the electrical installation cert. With regards to nature of supply parameters you test the Ze with the earthing conductor out then you put that earth back in. Then you do...
  11. B

    Am2 revision help please

    Hi electricians I’ve been working as an electrician for many years but I’m having to do my am2 in order to get my gold card Is there revision downloads/pdf I can use as it’s been along time since I was at college Especially need help with the Qs please
  12. Pete999

    AM2 DOL Motor

    Trying to get my head around something for a youngster I know about to study for AM2. Someone mentioned that one of the faults has something to do with the Motor running in the wrong direction and what is the way to reverse the rotation, I take it that the Motor is 3 phase am I correct? Not done...
  13. E

    UK Am2 prep/help

    Hi All, I have my am2 booked for the first week in February, I was hoping to see if I could get any advice or tips from anyone at all. Iv been studying the sections that are in the am2 and the bit that worries me the most is the fault finding and the online exam. I'm quite confident in the...
  14. H

    Seeking some advice following am2 results

    Good evening, So I have recently sat my am2 and just received my results. I passed with the installation, theory, fault finding etc but failed on the testing due an issue with insulation resistance and also the initial safe isolation section. I can only think that I didn't carry out all the...
  15. Gary Tollison

    AM2 assessment and NVQ

    Greetings :) Had my AM2 assessment last week. Passed, 98%! Relieved to have it in the bag! Managed the install with 45 mins to spare! Other practical assessments went well. Although the paperwork for inspection and testing took ages! NVQ is next. I’m unsure as to what to expect with the NVQ...
  16. XS Training

    New AM2 Centre in Warrington - 10% Discount Offered

    Hi All, I would like to share with you the new registered AM2 Centre which opened in Warrington in October 2019 by North West AM2 Centres Ltd. They are currently offering a 10% discount on orders booked and paid for before 23rd December 2019. The centre houses 6 learner bays with 2 fault...
  17. samsingh

    UK Am2 - Ring final circuit

    Hi, I've sat my am2 practical today. I have a question about the ring final circuit hopefully there is someone who can relate. Is it crucial to wire the ring final a certain way? Ive bought 2 legs out, one goes into my closest socket which went down a bit of conduit and the other leg goes to...
  18. Amnesh Singh

    UK Using Armoured as CPC, how to carry R1+R2

    Can anyone please help me, HOW to Calculate R1+R2 on 4 core three phase & neutral SWA, Armour Steel Sheet is Used as CPC. How to fill the Electrical Installation Form. This scenario is in AM2 Inspection and testing filling Certs Exam? Please reply with best answers. Any members those who took...
  19. XS Training

    New AM2 Centre in Central London

    Booking the AM2 assessment can often cause delays to successfully completing the NVQ as many centres have long waiting lists etc. There is now a new AM2 centre in Central London (Aldgate) with facility for ten candidates to carry out the AM2 at the same time. This is the largest AM2 centre in...
  20. G

    Newly qualified wage

    Hi guys, recently passed my AM2 exam and was wondering what sort of hourly rate I should be aiming for. bit of background; did majority of my apprenticeship doing domestic work with weeks here and there doing commercial work. Joined a new company a month before qualifying which only work in...
  21. G

    UK AM2 Fault Finding

    Hi guys, got my AM2 fault finding Resit on Monday and have a question. How would I check for reverse polarity? If I test say from the board L N or E to say a switched spur if I put one probe on the board side L then the other probe on the spur N and I get a reading, surely that means the fault...
  22. gazdkw82

    (More) AM2 questions

    I am a few weeks away from taking the AM2. I'm still coming across things I'm unsure about it questioning. I'm possibly over thinking but I want to be as prepared as I cam be. Can anyone answer the below, Does the sequence of tests have to be exactly like the sequence listed in GN3? The reason...
  23. G

    Safe isolation AM2

    Hi all, Recently carried out my AM2 exam but failed on safe isolation (single circuits) & fault finding. The weird thing is I only failed one out of 3 on the safe isolation so not sure what I done differently. I’ve got my Resit booked and just wanted to ensure that I’d be doing it the correct...
  24. XS Training

    AM2 Exam Preparation Training - Online - £125 - 14 Days Access

    XS Training Ltd have recently produced a comprehensive online course covering all aspects of the AM2 and AM2S. The course is available for a period of 14 days for £125.00 and provides a real alternative to attending a classroom based environment which is typically take over one or two days and...
  25. M

    Am2 help

    Hi does anyone have any good advice for the AM2, I have it booked for November at ERR in Birmingham cheers
  26. K

    AM2 testing

    Hi everyone, a few questions here Ze: In the AM2 is it just a 2hi test between L1 - Earth, L2 - Earth and L3 - Earth. Then take the highest reading out the three? and while doing that take the PEFC reading at the same time? after reconnecting the Main earth would I record my test result...
  27. K

    Trainee Risk Assessment for Am2

    Hello everyone, I am new member to the forum - not sure how forums work, if I'm posting in the wright place or not etc.. Anyway I was wondering if anyone could help me with the risk assessment for the AM2. I can't think of more than 3 really, I know this is easy but I always overthink the...
  28. Lou

    Trainee NVQ 3 Electrical and AM2 Training Online

    NVQ 3 Electrical and AM2 Training Online with XS Training Ltd XS Training Ltd deliver this online and throughout the UK and we are the UK’s number one online training provider for the NVQ 3 Electrical Installation NVQ Level 3 Electrical Training Courses Online | XS Training -...
  29. Jay 1987

    Looking for mentor/supervisor for whole house rewire in Birmingham

    Hello everyone My name is jay and I’m from the trainee section of this website. I have spoken to respected memebers from this forum and have been advised to create and send this message. Please don’t bite my head off or give silly non sensical answers, as I may get things wrong . (Thanks in...
  30. D

    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...
  31. T

    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...
  32. M

    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...
  33. D

    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...
  34. P

    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...
  35. C

    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...
  36. A

    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...
  37. A

    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...
  38. J

    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...
  39. J

    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...
  40. E

    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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