Sheet Metalworkers design and produce products using hand assembly and the latest technology to produce versatile products, from Computer Chassis, to Aerospace, construction, retail and catering products.

Competitors will be tested on a wide range of skills to reflect the role of a modern sheet metalworker.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Numerical skills

  • IT skills

  • Organisation skills

  • Design skills

  • Manual dexterity

  • Precision

  • Interpret drawings

  • Welding, joining and finishing

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition; there is no limit to the number of entries per organisation.
  • Competitors must be familiar with the core competencies (these can be found in the documents within the useful information section) and have achieved or working towards a Level 3 in the last 12 months
  • Potential competitors may come from any area of the Sheet Metalwork or related industries who are or have been involved in a structured training program.

How it works

Use our practical guidance and tools to run your own competition activity as part of your teaching and learning programmes. This is a great way to stimulate enthusiasm and interest for competitions

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Prepare learners to take part in competition by developing their technical and mental skills so they can compete at their best – there are lots of tools and resources available to help you

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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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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