Metal Fabrication (Construction Metalwork/Metal Fabricator) is a significant sector within the engineering industry with a broad purpose of carrying out metal fabrication work using items such as rolled steel joists, columns, channels, tubes, hollow sections, steel plate and metal sheet etc. 

In 2022 some changes have been made to the Construction Metalwork Competition it will now be known as Construction Metal/Metal Fabricator Competition, all the tasks are now been mapped across, to link with all the Awarding Bodies in the UK,  

All the tasks have been mapped across L3 Welding Fabrication course curriculums, they also match the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviour requirements in the L3 Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship Standard (STO607).  



The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Practical skills

  • Methodical

  • Attention to detail

  • Maths and IT

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition.
  • There is no limit to the number of competitors permitted to enter this competition per organisation.
  • The competition is intended for those studying, training and/or working in general fabrication, structural fabrication, shipbuilding, engineering construction and manufacturing. Competitors can be in education and training or working in industry. The competition is based on the standards attained by trainees who are studying or enrolled on a level 3 programme or who have achieved a level 3 qualification in the last 12 months. (Up to level 3 for England, Northern Ireland and Wales, up to level 6 for Scotland or up to five years’ experience in a working environment).

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register between 28 February – 1 April 2022

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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