AM2 Centre

Welcome to the AM2 Centre!

Newcastle College has invested £145k in a state-of-the-art AM2 Centre that will raise the standard of skilled electricians across the region. The National Electrotechnical Training (NET) approved facility is based at our Energy Academy in Wallsend and benefits from being installed with the latest equipment, setting a new standard in the region.

The AM2 is an industry assessment  that recognises an individual’s professional electrotechnical competence. As well as being a compulsory assessment for an apprentice, the test was designed to create a professional industry standard that has become the requirement for many employers when looking to recruit new electricians.

Assessment outline

It is a practical assessment with a short online component, taken over 16hours 15 minutes in total. During this time candidates will undertake a series of timed tasks in specially equipped booths containing varied electrical installation systems. The exercises include installation, inspection and testing and fault-finding. All work must comply with the current IEE Wiring Regulations and be carried out in line with health & safety best practice.

Assessment sections

The AM2 competence assessment is broken down into sections:

  • A1 Safe Isolation and Risk Assessment (45 minutes)
  • A Composite Installation (8.5 hours)
  • B Inspection and Testing (3.5 hours)
  • C Fault Diagnosis (2.5 hours)
  • D Assessment of Applied Knowledge (1 hour)


The following schedule outlines the fees for the AM2 assessment:

Refresher course

  • 2 day course: £200

Full assessment

  • Full AM2 assessment - first attempt: £685
  • Full AM2S assessment - first attempt: £760

AM2 Re-sits

  • Re-sit of Section A: £365
  • Re-sit of Section A1: £110
  • Re-sit of Section B: £170
  • Re-sit of Section C: £110
  • Re-sit of Section C1: £110
  • Re-sit of Section D: £110
  • Re-sit of entire assessment: £685

AM2S Re-sits

  • Re-sit of Section A: £400
  • Re-sit of Section A1: £110
  • Re-sit of Section B: £170
  • Re-sit of Section C: £110
  • Re-sit of Section D: £170
  • Re-sit of Section E: £110
  • Re-sit of entire assessment: £760

When can I book in for an assessment?

Our AM2 assessments are flexible, there are multiple start dates every week, please call the centre on 0191 200 4950 to find out the next available start date. 


The AM2 Centre is based at our Energy Academy in Wallsend, near to Segedunum Museum. The address is Hadrian Road, Wallsend, NE28 6HH, see our how to find us page. There is a car park on site. 

Make an enquiry

If you would like to talk over your requirements simply complete the online enquiry form below and a member of the team will be in touch to go through what you need. Alternatively you can call Newcastle College's AM2 Centre and speak to a member of staff on 0191 200 4950.

AM2 Centre Enquiry Form

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