1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. M

    Am2 help

    Hi does anyone have any good advice for the AM2, I have it booked for November at ERR in Birmingham cheers
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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 -...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. S

    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...
  20. B

    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!
  21. R

    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...
  22. A

    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...
  23. S

    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...
  24. G

    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...
  25. M

    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 this important??
  26. M

    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...
  27. A

    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...
  28. D

    Help needed am2 exam coming

    Hi all, Just wondering if anybody has any infomation that could be helpful as i am taking my am2 in the next couple of months. Many thanks Simon
  29. S

    Will 18th edition have any impact on the am2 exam

    I have almost finished my NVQ Portfolio and will soon be booking my place at an am2 test centre. I know there is a long waiting list at some of these places and I wonder if the exams will be changed at all by the time I take mine? To be more specific, does anyone know whether there will be an...
  30. A

    AM2 help. I have a few questions regarding the exam and any help would be appreciated.

    Hello all, new to the forum and everyone seems to be quite frendly and happy to help out. So.. i have my am2 in a few weeks and am pretty gemmed up on everything but there are a few things bothering me. And have checked all forums regarding am2 prep and can't seem to find anything. 1.When...
  31. A

    Am2 socket circuit help!!

    Hi. I've got a resit for the Am2 in a month as I failed the socket circuit. The problem is, I'm not sure how ! I've drawn a quick diagram of the wiring they give you and how I would wire it. The top drawing is the diagram they give you..
  32. J

    How long until you receive AM2 certificate??

    hi, Does anybody know roughly how long the AM2 certificate takes to arrive on the post, after you found out that you have been successful?? Cheers
  33. P

    Fault Finding Terminology: NET AM2 section C2.

    Hi all, Sadly I have to retake the fault finding section of the AM2 next Monday. We used a multimeter to determine faults. There are millions of types of fault, however only 4 types of wiring faults are being tested: Open Circuit = unambiguous/obvious = no ohm reading. High Resistance =...
  34. J

    Am2 next week. Any advice?

    Hi all, Been posting on here quite a bit the last couple of weeks, been really helpful and good advice. I am sitting my am2 next week. Just wondering if any one has any advice? What to expect from fault finding etc. Thanks
  35. J

    Fuse size for sy plan am2

    Hi, Can anyone who has passed there AM2 please tell me what size fuse they used for the sy heating plan. It is fed from a B16. So, would it just be a 13a? I have seen them just on a 3a before. Cheers
  36. J

    Ze, pefc and PSCC on am2

    Hi, Could someone who has completed their AM2 please give some advice? When commencing your ze, pefc, PSCC. Do you set your megger tester to high or low. I would normally set it to high for the ze, pefc and PSCC tests? Although, I have been it should be set in low because of the RCBO on the...
  37. J

    IR test on DOL to motor AM2

    Does anybody know if you only to an IR test on the cables that you have pulled in from the DOL to the motor on the AM2? So, you would just do L1-E,L2-e, L3-e, Then L1-L2, L1-L3, L2-L3? Obviously from the DOL to motor you will only pull in brown, black, grey then and earth with no neutral.
  38. R

    Am2 exam live testing part need some help please!

    Hi everyone, My resit on my AM2 live testing is monday coming and I need some help/ gudiance on anyone who has sat theres to help me. Confim polarity by measuring the voltage between each phase to N and each phase to earth, then phase to phase to ensure I am getting 230/400V etc. So then, Ze...
  39. J

    Am2 IR test failed on the global test

    hi all, Failed my AM2 on IR test. Just a query do you have to remove both the nuetral and the cpc fly lead from RCBO when doing a global test? I did this but I did not put the cpc from the ring final in to the MET bar. I tested the ring circuit, motor and strappers separately. That’s the only...
  40. R

    AM2 exam is Monday Morning Need Help with PFC testing on 3 phase and rcbo testing on lightingcircuit

    Hi everyone, Not going to lie I am crapping my self for my AM2 exam on Monday Morning at 8:00. So I just need a few questions answered:- tell me if I am right or wrong. I will be using a megger tester by the way. PEFC testing 3 phase ( 3 probe test) :- Clamp croc clip on the neutral bar...
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