This competition will not be running in 2021

Automation is of increasing importance in the industrial control of production systems. It requires the ability to troubleshoot, both during installation and in working systems, either across industries or in a specialist area.

Industrial Control electricians will need a wide range of skills, learning the installation of cables, instruments and control centres, circuit design and programming. Automation technology is developing rapidly, requiring a strong interest in keeping up with the very latest developments.

The competition has been designed to reflect the role of a Control Systems Engineer and the standards that are expected within the Control Systems Industry, also covered are elements of electrical and automation installation.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Health and Safety

  • Installing

  • Attention to detail

  • Organisation skills

  • Troubleshooting

  • Circuit design

  • Technical knowledge

  • Programming

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition
  • There is no limit to the number of entries per organisation
  • This competition is intended for those competitors with 2 years’ experience of this skill in education, training, employment, or who are enrolled in a programme of study or have completed the equivalent to a level NVQ 3-4, HNC qualification.

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

Those who are age eligible and have achieved the benchmark score will be invited to opt into Squad UK during the WorldSkills Lyon 2024 cycle

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