What is Skillbuild?
All you need to know about the upcoming regional, national and international competitions
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.
We are delighted to be showcasing the very best in upcoming UK construction talent, highlighting the promising future ahead for the industry with such a skilled future workforce. Following a difficult year, construction trainees and apprentices have overcome tremendous odds to continue their learning and development. Colleges and training providers have done a fantastic job in continuing to deliver support and training to their students, helping to nurture the next wave of construction employees. The construction industry is looking bright – and we can’t wait to celebrate its collective achievements during SkillBuild 2021.
The SkillBuild 2021 qualifiers begin on 27th May, with the physical task competitions taking place across a number of locations throughout the UK, and finish on 24th June. Online assessments will run remotely later in the year, during the summer break.
Competitions will run across 10 individual skill areas:
Due to the pandemic, SkillBuild is running a little differently this year. Qualifier competitions will be managed individually by colleges and training providers, so no travel between locations is necessary for tutors, competitors, judges or the delivery team.
You can find out more about the overall approach and how evidence is captured for each skill here.
Physical qualifiers timeline
Keep checking back here for updates and highlights of this year’s competition, and we wish the very best of luck to all competitors taking part.
Interact across social media by using the hashtag #SkillBuild2021.
If you have any questions about SkillBuild 2021, get in touch with us at email@example.com