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Welcome to SkillBuild. Here you'll find everything you need to know about the largest multi-trade competition in the UK for construction trainees and apprentices.

2021 qualifier competitions

We are very pleased to confirm that SkillBuild qualifier competitions will run in 2021.

A registration window will be open via WorldSkills UK from Monday 19th April to Friday 14th May (Skill Specific registration pages can be found here). Go Construct is the home of SkillBuild, but as we are currently improving the website, please visit the WorldSkills UK site for more information and the latest updates.

Due to the pandemic, there is a clear need in FE to focus on catching up with contact time and completing qualifications. This means we are unable to stage our usual Regional Qualifiers roadshow and, for some skills, the number of competitors we can accommodate has been considerably reduced. Instead, individual colleges and providers are asked to nominate and register their preferred candidates and to stage small scale ‘in-house’ competitions. There are variations in the overall approach and how evidence is captured across the skills areas - full details for each can be found here. 

All competitors are expected to complete a physical task and an online assessment.

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Northern Ireland qualifier competitions: Bricklaying, Carpentry, Painting and Decorating and Plastering will run on 27th May, Furniture and Cabinet Making, Joinery, Plastering and Drywall Systems, Stonemasonry and Wall and Floor Tiling will run on 3rd June.

In the specific skill areas, the number of competitors permitted per organisation is as follows:



One competitor per college/provider per skill - plus one standby

(please note: it is imperative that the nominated competitor and the standby competitor are registered in that order)




Three competitors per campus per skill


Independent contact following registration

No qualifying competitions

For more information please refer to the delivery process document.

Direct email communication will continue during the Go Construct replatforming period via skillbuild@citb.co.uk 

Thank you for your ongoing interest in SkillBuild and our best wishes for the remainder of the academic year.

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