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.

In addition competitors will be expected to show their competence, skill and knowledge using various tools, equipment and materials associated with accident repairs e.g. body realignment measuring systems and jigs, welding equipment, specialist air and hand tools commonly used in the repair of vehicle bodywork, filler products and smart repair equipment as well as compliance with all Health & Safety legislation. Some training on equipment will be provided during the familiarisation day at the UK national finals. 

See how Rebecca’s technical skills developed through competing.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Collect, analyse and organise information 

  • Communicate ideas and information

  • Plan and organise work activities 

  • Use mathematical ideas and techniques

  • Solve problems 

  • Use current technology

  • Comply with H&S legislation

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 resources section below)
  • Competitors must be at least 16 years of age on 1st September 2021 and 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

Our competitions are open to all so please register between 27 February – 24 March 2023

The first stage of competition is a remote or online test (where applicable)

Competitors take part in competitions in venues across the UK or online

Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced

Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals

The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals

Competitors who are age eligible and have achieved the benchmark score will be invited to opt into Squad UK during December 2024 for the WorldSkills 2026 Cycle, subject to the skill progressing to the international competition cycle.

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