Overview

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 competition has been designed to reflect the role of a bricklayer and the standards that are expected within the construction industry. This WorldSkills UK Competition is organised by CITB.

 

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Interpret drawings

  • Math Skills

  • Safe handling of tools

  • Health and Safety knowledge

  • Attention to Detail

  • Accuracy

  • Technical knowledge

  • Adaptability

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition and competitors must be proficient with the core competencies above.
  • There is no limit to the number of competitors permitted to enter this competition per organisation.
  • To be eligible to take part in WorldSkills Lyon 2023 you must be born on after 1 January 2001.

How it works

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Learners who get through the passive stage (where they will be expected to prepare a submission for entry or participate in an online assessment), will be invited to take part in national qualifiers which take place across the UK between April and June. All competitors receive certification for their achievements at the qualifiers

The highest performers from the national qualifiers are invited to compete in the UK National Finals in November at WorldSkills UK LIVE, the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeship and careers event

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Young people competing in Bricklaying competition

Register your interest

In light of the ongoing uncertainty relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be running the WorldSkills UK national competition cycle in 2020. We expect to resume competitions in 2021 and urge you to register your interest now so we can keep you advised of developments.

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