SkillPLUMB 2019 Registration Now Open

Registration for skillPLUMB 2019 is now open, and will close on 5 April 2019.

The competition is open to trainee plumbers of all ages. Entries can be made by Colleges, Training Providers or Employers.

The type of competitors we are looking for are those that can perform basic plumbing skills at the standard set in the plumbing qualifications at Level 2. The competitors will be required to complete a task with all these skills in a time of 4 hours. To help entrants, information will be sent out to aid training for the competition heat.  At skillPLUMB we have a number of resources that will help you select a talented competitor with a pre-competition task with marking scheme and detailed information in the resource Training to Succeed. These are all free resources and are available on the skillPLUMB page on our website.

The number of competitors that can be entered by an organisation are limited to:-

One per College/Training Provider. Where colleges have merged to form a super college a maximum of three may be entered with one per campus. Employers also can enter one competitor, or where the company has many regional locations a maximum of three with one per location. 

Entries can be made by application through the WorldSkillsUK competition website:-

Regional Heats

Our regional competitions are to be held at various locations across the UK:

DateLocationRegion
22 MarchBelfast Metropolitan CollegeNorthern Ireland
8 MayColeg CambriaWales
14 MayYork CollegeNorth of England
21 MayStoke-on-Trent CollegeMidlands
21 JuneWest College ScotlandScotland
28 JuneChichester CollegeSouth of England

The UK final

The highest scoring competitors from the above heats will be invited to take part in the UK final at WorldSkillsUK LIVE, the nation’s largest skills, apprenticeships and careers event, which will be held at the NEC Birmingham 21st – 23rd November 2019. Photographs from the skillPLUMB 2018 final can be seen here.

If you have any questions or need to discuss further please contact Paul Dodds, BPEC Competitions – pdodds@bpec.org.uk

It would be great to see you and your competitor at one of our events – Enter now!