Automotive Refinishing technicians assess and repair vehicle paint work after accident damage. They prepare panels, match colours and apply paint to the vehicle, restoring it to factory finish using advanced processes and specialist techniques.

The competition has been designed to assess the skills, knowledge and abilities of refinishing technicians against current industry standards and working practices.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Problem solving

  • Attention to detail

  • Colour identification and mixing

  • Masking techniques

  • Paint application

  • Priming

  • Sealing techniques

  • Damage repair

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 competencies (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

Our competitions are open to all so please register before 14 May

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

Competitors take part in competitions at their local college, training provider centre or work place, or, take part in an online competition

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 2022 for the WorldSkills Lyon 2024 cycle

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