Automotive Body Repair Technicians specialise in repairing or replacing accident damaged panels an all types of vehicles. They are skilful in using a variety of specialised tools and equipment to repair damage and return the vehicle to a safe and as new condition.

Body repair technicians work with a range of different metals and plastics found within modern motor vehicles and must be aware of the processes to work with these. They also take account of the effect their repair may have on many vehicle systems such as parking assist, lane keeping and vehicle security as well as many of the more advanced control systems being introduced.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Problem solving

  • Attention to detail

  • Good organisation

  • Observation

  • Health and Safety knowledge

  • Communication skills

  • Analytical

  • Implementing ideas

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition.
  • There is no limit to the number of competitors permitted to enter this competition per organisation.
  • Entrants must be familiar with all of the core competences (found via the link in the useful information section below)
  • There is no age limit to entry, however entrants must be working towards a level 3 qualification or have achieved this no more than 12 months previous to the competition registration opening.

How it works

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Learners who get through the passive stage (where they will be expected to prepare a submission for entry or participate in an online assessment), will be invited to take part in national qualifiers which take place across the UK between April and June. All competitors receive certification for their achievements at the qualifiers

The highest performers from the national qualifiers are invited to compete in the UK National Finals in November at WorldSkills UK LIVE, the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeship and careers event

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Register your interest

In light of the ongoing uncertainty relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be running the WorldSkills UK national competition cycle in 2020. We expect to resume competitions in 2021 and urge you to register your interest now so we can keep you advised of developments.

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Automotive Body Repair

If you’re interested in Automotive Body Repair then visit our Careers pages to learn more.

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