Automotive Technology is a significant sector within the automotive engineering industry, Automotive Technology covers the maintenance/inspection and repair of passenger car light vans etc.

Automotive Technology includes a wide range of skills, high standards and critical thinking and process applications and problem solving.

Light Vehicle Service Technicians service and repair vehicles such as cars and vans up to 3.5 tonnes. Technicians are trained in all areas of vehicle mechanics and electronics, from engine and exhaust systems to air conditioning and security features.

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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)

The Automotive Technology National Qualifier takes place in June at the Henry Ford Academy in Daventry, for a one-day competition consisting of six practical tasks: of 45 minutes duration, task on selected heavy vehicle systems.

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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