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.

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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 (these can be found in the ‘Useful resources’ section below)

Participants must be:

at least 16 years of age on 1st September 2021 and must also meet at least one of the following criteria:

• employed in the UK, having completed a relevant UK qualification in the last 12 months

• studying towards a relevant qualification in the UK, including T Levels

• working towards an apprenticeship in a relevant trade in the UK.

National Qualifier dates

For more information about the National Qualifiers for this competition please refer to the Rules and Guidance document in the ‘Useful resources’ section below

Northern Ireland: 4 May

England, Scotland and Wales:

26 and 28 April

4, 10, 12, 19, 25 and 26 May

1, 17, 19, 14, 16, and 23 June


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 2022 for the WorldSkills Lyon 2024 cycle

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