What’s New for 2022?

This year SkillELECTRIC has a new and exciting ‘Passive Stage’! Take a look below to find out more and how to prepare for this new stage.

What is the Passive Stage?
It is an app-based, timed and interactive online task which will test your electrotechnical knowledge. It will take around an hour to work through the tasks . The app will be live on April 25th from 10:00 to 26th April 22:00; it must be completed during that time and it must be done independently.

When you log in, you will get one chance to complete the task, so make sure you are ready before you start.

Why must I complete it independently?
You must complete the Passive task independently without help from anyone. Competitors need to be confident they can complete the task independently, so they are not being set up to fail if they reach the live competition stage.

If you need a reminder of the entry criteria for SkillELECTRIC, please read the Pre-Competition Activity guide which contains the Talent Spotting Checklist and Core Competencies to show what skills and qualities the candidate needs.

Before NET can send you log in details for the app, you will receive an email asking you to respond and confirm that you have read and understood the following participation rules by no later than Friday 8 April:

  • I confirm I have read all the previous information and am happy to start the task
  • I have not shared my personal log in details with anyone
  • I will carry out the test myself and I will not receive help from any other person or source

How do I register for the Passive stage?
Visit our Registration page to read the information and then register with WorldSkills between 28 February and 1 April.

After registering for SkillELECTRIC and agreeing to the rules, you will be sent a one-time login and link to download the app on either Android or iOS, to a device which operates at least Android 10 or iOS 11.

How can I best prepare?
To provide yourself with the best chance of achieving a good score, it would benefit you if you have good knowledge of Health & Safety, Inspection & Testing, Regulations, Electrical Principles and Installation Practices & Procedures.

The SkillELECTRIC task will use similar graphics and the drag, drop and tap techniques used for NET’s ‘Amped Up’ and Inspection and Testing apps. You can download both to familiarise yourself with using an app in this way before the passive stage. The exact content of the SkillELECTRIC app will not be made available until the competitor logs into the app to complete the task.

How does it fit into the competition journey?
Everyone who registers for SkillELECTRIC must take part in the Passive task to be considered for the next stage of the competition.

This stage enables us to continue to drive up the standard of the competition and ensure that the competitors who progress have the knowledge to support them at the live competitions. It’s a less stressful way to test your skills before doing so in front of the judges.

How do I progress to the next stage?
After the Passive Stage, the next stage of the competition is known as the National Qualifier heats. They are a series of one-day competitions taking place at various venues across the UK.

Only the top scorers from across all of the UK at the Passive Stage will progress onto the National Qualifier heats, which will take place between May and June.

You will be informed by email by 30 April whether or not you have been successful at the Passive Stage and have made it through to National Qualifier stage.

If I am successful, when will I know which National Qualifier heat I am competing at?
At the time of registration you will select a preferred venue for the National Qualifier heat. It is not guaranteed that you will compete at your preferred venue and we will be in touch before April 30 to confirm your National Qualifier venue if you are successful. This means you will need to be prepared to travel if necessary.

What are the benefits of this new stage?
Entry numbers are not capped, so the better prepared your competitors are the more likely it is that you will have competitors at the National Qualifier heats.

As each round performance-based, the standard and quality of the competitors from the start of the competition journey are the best in the UK.

If you have any queries please email Jennie Phung.