Overview

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 principles 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.

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

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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 person competing in Industrial Electronics 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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