This WorldSkills UK Competition focuses on all the essential requirements for a successful career in industrial electronics. Competitors undertake the role of an electronics technician and are required to work to industry-recognised standards.

The competition is largely practical, however, competitors will be required to have a thorough understanding of design and theory associated with the fundamentals of electrical, analogue, and digital principles.

Competitors will also be expected to follow a set of pre-competition instructions and download the software to become familiar in the use of the dedicated printed circuit design software which is used in the competition.

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The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Problem solving

  • Time management

  • Working well under pressure

  • Creativity

  • Analysis and design of various circuits

  • Hardware design

  • Embedded Systems Programming

  • Fault Finding, Repair and Measuring Module

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition
  • There is no limit to the number of entries per organisation
  • The competition is intended for those studying, training and/or working towards relevant programmes of study in Industrial Electronics. 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 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 2024 for the WorldSkills 2026 Cycle, subject to the skill progressing to the international competition cycle.

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