SkillWeld 2021

*Covid-19 Update from WorldSkills UK*

We continue to monitor the government's advice regarding Coronavirus and have adjusted our 2021 competition accordingly.

The current plan is that Passive Heats will be conducted as an online job knowledge test sponsored by The Skills and Education group. The National Qualifiers will be held at competitors' training centre, college or workplace. The National Finals at WorldSkills Live has been cancelled for 2021 at the NEC given the uncertainty of running large events this year. The plan is to run a cluster event at a central location so we can bring all the competitors together. However, we continue to review the guidelines so National Finals are subject to change.

We've created a page for updates and FAQs and will update this regularly to keep everyone informed.

Thank you all for your ongoing support during this time.

What is SkillWeld?

SkillWeld is the UK’s most prestigious, national welder competition.

Trainee welders with good leverls of skill in MMA, MIG/MAG and TIG are recommended to participate in the Passive Heats and to complete test pieces in their own colleges or with their own training providers. Competitors scoring well from passive heats or with high skill levels are invited to register for the National Qualifiers.

The ten highest scoring competitors from the National Qualifiers will be invited to compete at the national final – held at The Skills Show at the NEC Birmingham. The winner will be crowned SkillWeld champion.

Entrants who have competed in the SkillWeld final may have the opportunity to progress to a WorldSkills international competition subject to meeting selection criteria*.

Why take part in SkillWeld?

  • Be part of the UK’s premier craft welding skill competition
  • Raise and improve the profile and importance of welding skills in UK industry
  • Compete on a national stage

* see competition rules

SkillWeld Committee
Alison Smith
Telephone: 01270 614167
Air Products
Welding Hotline

0800 389 0202


SkillWeld competition brief
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SkillWeld – Passive Heat Test Coupon Marking Sheet
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