This competition has been designed to reflect the role of a bricklayer and the standards that are expected within the construction industry.

Bricklaying is one of the most varied construction trades and bricklayers could work on a number of projects from creating a single conservatory building to building brand new homes or large commercial developments.

This WorldSkills UK Competition is organised by SkillBuild.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Drawing interpretation

  • Safe handling of tools

  • Attention to detail

  • Technical knowledge

  • Maths competency

  • Health and safety awareness

  • Accuracy

  • Adaptability

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition and competitors must be proficient with the core competencies above.
  • To be eligible to take part in WorldSkills Lyon 2023 you must be born on/after 1 January 2001.

National Qualifier dates

  • Northern Ireland: 27 May
  • England, Scotland and Wales: 8 June, 10 June,  15 June, 17 June, 22 June, 24 June

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

Contact details

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