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SkillBuild – Regional Qualifier Competition at Carlisle College

Carlisle College is proud to showcase the skills of the future

Carlisle College is to host a SkillBuild Regional Qualifier Competition on 2nd May 2019.

SkillBuild is the largest and longest-running multi-trade skills competition in the UK. Construction trainees and apprentices compete against one another at the Regional Qualifiers, with aspirations of reaching the SkillBuild UK National Final, where the highest scoring competitors will meet head-to-head and the highest scoring medal winners can progress through to Squad UK, with the potential to be selected to compete at an international level, which will take place in Shanghai.

The skills competition includes Bricklaying, Carpentry, Joinery, Painting and Decorating, Plastering and Drywall Systems. Competitors are assessed not only on their technical abilities but also on their time management, enthusiasm and commitment. SkillBuild is a fantastic platform upon which successful construction careers are built.

Construction Lecturer at Carlisle College, Matty McLeish, says about the competition: “It’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase the skills of the future. It gives students great insight into how far they have come in their learning and sets aspirations for further skills development. Last year’s bronze medal winner at the UK finals, Samuel Feddon, a bricklaying apprentice from Carlisle College is a great example of what you can achieve. This year we have 14 students across a range of trades representing Carlisle College and we wish them the best of luck.”

Competitors at the Regional Qualifier will start competing from 9am. Judging will take place at 3:30pm with a ceremony taking place at 4pm.

Applications for Carlisle College are now open for September 2019 starts. To find out more about the courses available or to apply visit

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