City of Westminster College AM2 Centre has re-opened its doors to local would-be sparks after a £102 million campus-wide development. The College now occupies a state of the art facility at Paddington Green boasting a modern AM2 centre, housed on the ground floor. The new AM2 centre is now able to provide annual capacity for 140 electrical apprentices and trainees to take the AM2, the practical competence assessment for electrical installation work that is now a formal unit of the NVQ Level 3 Diploma, and a component of the national electrotechnical apprenticeship.

As one of 43 licensed AM2 assessment centres in the UK, Westminster AM2 Centre provides assessments to the College’s Level 3 students and any other candidates wishing to attend a centrally placed London location for the assessment, which is owned and run by industry charity, National Electrotechnical Training (NET).

Steven Thompson, Centre Manager says:”Providing the AM2 assessment gives City of Westminster College the facility to verify the competency of our electrical installation students and others across the London region before they go out into the workplace as electricians. We look forward to carrying out the assessments from our newly appointed space.”

AM2 assesses competence against National occupational standards at a time when the work electricians do has become increasingly varied and technical. Its role is to demonstrate that a Level 3 apprentice or trainee is ready to enter the industry as a fully qualified electrician.

Stephen Plant, NET Development Manager adds:”We want to thank the staff at the City of Westminster College for their enormous hard work and effort in launching their new AM2 centre. We wish the very best to all involved, whether they are candidates, employers or centre personnel.”

The City of Westminster College AM2 Centre was launched as part of a £102 million development of the Paddington Green Campus by The City of Westminster College thanks to an 86 per cent grant by the Learning and Skills Council.