This competition has been designed to reflect the role of an electrical technician and the standards that are expected within the electrotechnical industry.
Competitors are expected to install a range of electrical and lighting circuits and containment systems including PVC/ PVC surface clipping, plastic conduit, trunking and cables.
They will be assessed on; measuring accuracy (within 2mm), horizontal and vertical alignment, electrical terminations, functionality, planning and installation, fault finding containment symmetry, inspection and testing, safe working practices , including application of health and safety requirements, and other technical skills.
This competition is managed by NET and is also known as SkillELECTRIC.
Positioning of components in relation to technical plans
Installing lighting and power circuits
Inspection, testing, fault-finding and rectification of installations
Correct functioning of electrical circuitry
Compliance with BS 7671: IET Wiring Regulations
Interpreting drawings and installations details
Use the Pre-Competition Guide to help you identify your most suitable candidate(s) to enter for SkillELECTRIC. Within the guide you’ll find:
Our competitions are open to all so please register between 27 February – 24 March 2023
The Entry Stage is an app-based, timed and interactive online task which will test the candidates’ electrotechnical knowledge. It will take around an hour to complete. The app will be live from 10:00 on 27 March to 22:00 on 28 March; it must be completed during that time and it must be done independently.
A series of live competitions taking place across the UK. The top scoring competitors from the national qualifiers will progress onto the UK final.
Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced in July
To help finalists prepare ahead of the UK Final, we will provide relevant technical training and share mindset development techniques, to support them to remain focused on achieving success.
WorldSkills UK quality assure the results and finalists will be notified by late summer to confirm their participation in the in the UK Final. This is a 2.5 day competition where accommodation will be provided by NET.
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.
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