If I fail just one element of the AM2 Composite Installation, do I need to re-sit the whole section?

For all assessments and re-sits taken from 01 April 2021, Section A will be broken down into sub-sections. This means that if you need to re-sit, you will only need retake the failed sub-section/s and not retake the whole of Section A.

This will benefit candidates as it will reduce re-sit costs and the associated stress linked to time away from work to repeat the whole Section A installation.

This applies to any re-sit taken after 01 April 2021, regardless of when the original assessment took place.

The marking criteria has not been amended and the same standard as previous has to be met in order to pass the assessment.

To read full details about this new approach please view our article on Section A re-sits from April 2021.

Why have the Section A sub-section resits only been available from April 2021?

Introducing such a change to break down and re-structure Section A of the AM2 required significant work to re-programme and and update NET’s assessment and recording IT systems.

How long do I have to re-sit sections / do they expire?

From 31 August 2019, a 2-year time limit will be introduced for candidates to pass all required elements of an assessment.

Individual sections that were passed will ‘expire’ after that time if the candidate has not successfully completed the remaining sections. A candidate can re-register but will be required to complete all sections.

This will apply to assessments where the first sitting takes place from 31 August 2019.

Please note: all new assessment bookings will require a gateway check and a new completed checklist will need to be submitted for approval. Old or existing checklists will not be accepted if your assessment has expired.

Can I re-sit my AM2 assessment at any NET centre?

Re-sits for AM2 can be booked through any of our approved AM2 centres. For AM2S re-sits, approved AM2S centres must be used. You can find AM2 and AM2S centres on our Find a Centre page.

Is there time limit or cut-off date for completing failed sections?

All sections of an assessment must be passed within a 2 year period.

If the whole assessment has not been successfully completed, any individual sections that were passed will expire after 2 years of the first sitting.

A warning notification will be emailed 6 months prior to expiry date – this will be sent to the candidate, employer and training provider.

Can I take my re-sit at different centre to my original assessment?

Yes, you can choose to take re-sits at any centre.

Who can provide feedback on my assessment?

NET provides automated feedback on areas within the assessment where you have been unsuccessful. NET is unable to give detailed feedback on specific marking points, to ensure the credibility of the assessment.

How long after my first assessment can I attempt to re-sit a failed section?

This will depend upon the reasons for failure and the extent to which further training or experience is required. NET strongly recommends a period of 3 weeks, with sufficient training and revising having taken place before a re-attempt of section(s). Please note: re-sits are not permitted within 10 days of initial sitting.