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Schneider Electric's solutions help upgrade AM2 assessment centre

Schneider Electric’s low voltage distribution products have been specified for use in AM2 assessment centres throughout the UK following an agreement with National Electro-technical Training (NET), which specialises in providing high quality assessment of occupational competence within the electrical industry.

The Achievement Measurement 2 (AM2) has been the standard for competence based assessment within the electro-technical industry for the last 25 years and has recently been revamped to reflect the demands placed on today’s electricians and contractors. As part of the move to the new scheme, NET worked with GTEC, the training providers, to upgrade and modernise the AM2 cubicles, which are used as part of the practical element for the assessment.

Schneider Electric provided a specially-modified three phase distribution board based on its Isobar model, direct online starters from its TeSys range, C60H circuit breakers and Vario isolation switches. The products have been used in NET’s network of 41 AM2 assessment centres, which are used by electricians for the independent assessment of competence.
Stephen Plant, development manager from NET comments: “With Schneider Electric being such a prominent player in the electrical industry, working with the company was made easy as we only had to liaise with one manufacturer to source all of the key devices we needed for the test cubicles. In addition, the products’ quality, ease of access and installation, as well as their longevity ensured we could be confident that they would be the right solutions for years to come and able to withstand the constant fault testing that needs to be undertaken as part of the AM2 assessment.”

Louise Smith from Schneider Electric adds: “Training is something which we take very seriously at Schneider Electric; not only for our own staff, but also when it comes to encouraging new people into the industry and raising the standards and quality of work. Obviously any electricians or contractors working on site must ensure they know what they are doing and are fully trained, which is why we are fully supportive of the work NET and GTEC are doing.”

Schneider Electric offers a range of ‘top-up’ training courses for those contractors and electricians who are already qualified. Events include learning about important topics such as energy efficient solutions that will help attendees to expand their offer and generate greater revenue.

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