This competition will not be running in 2021.

Air conditioning and refrigeration engineers, design, install, service and maintain equipment for RACHP commercial and industrial industries.

Competitors will be tested on brazing and joining of metal skills, air conditioning electronic controls systems, pipe work installations and refrigerant fault finding.


The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Problem solving

  • Work organisation

  • Communication

  • Diagnostic skills

  • Manual dexterity

  • Analytical Skills

  • Organisation skills

  • Adaptability (independent and team working)

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition
  • There is no limit to the number of competitors permitted to enter this competition per organisation
  • Educators and training professionals will be asked to pre-assess and score apprentices prior to registering the competition. This test can be accessed from the skillfridge.co.uk website
  • Candidates should be undergoing education and training in a relevant trade

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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