An Introduction to WorldSkills UK Competitions | April 2021

Presenter: Nina Jassal (Senior National Competitions Manager)

WorldSkills UK skills competition development programme provides colleges, independent training providers and employers with a proven method of upskilling and developing young people from all backgrounds and abilities and attracts over 3,500 students and apprentices from across the UK each year. Offering over 60 competitions, including 10 Foundation Skills competitions which are aimed at learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, additional learning needs, or who need additional support for learning.

Rewatch our event, which also features a Q&A session, to learn more about the stages involved, the benefits of getting involved and the resources that are available.

In this Event:

What we do

WorldSkills UK is an independent charity that works in partnership with employers, educators and governments. They aim to inspire, develop and innovate excellence.

Learn more about the skills competitions development programme and listen to participants from previous competitions who competed on an international stage at the WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Event discuss how participating has benefited them and given them valuable experience and opportunities to succeed.

What are skills competitions?

Skills competitions are designed by industry experts and assess an individuals knowledge, practical skills and employability attributes against set criteria in a competitive timed environment.

Throughout this event, we discuss the numerous benefits of getting involved in skills competitions, their format, timelines and how to get involved.

Our event takes an in-depth look into the different stages participants will go through as they compete in competitions 

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National Competitions

Offering over 60 competitions, including 10 Foundation Skills competitions which are aimed at learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, additional learning needs, or who need additional support for learning. 

Competition activity is proven to help young people develop the personal, technical and employability skills that are valued by employers.

To learn more about National competitions, including information on how to register, search functions to find competitions, timelines and stages of competitions and more tools and resources, visit the WorldSkills UK National Competitions Page.

Making Skills competitions work for you

In this session , we take a look at the variety of benefits associated with getting involved in WorldSkills UK competitions.  We discuss the benefits for learners, tutors and trainers and colleges.

This event covers how to make skills competitions work for you as we discuss:

  1. Pre-competition activity
  2. Embedding into curriculum planning & activity
  3. Skills development Hub

Q&A Session

As always, our Live Events feature a Q&A session for attendees to put their questions to our presenters. 

During the WorldSkills UK event, teachers and career leaders got the chance to ask their questions to Nina, as we covered a range of topics and FAQs regarding skills competitions.

Further Resources

To learn more about WorldSkills UK you can visit their website, where you can also learn more about the National Competitions. 

You can also download a list of national skills competitions being delivered this year along with how they are going to deliver their national qualifiers, whether online or at a local centre.

Also available, is a guide on how to register to the skills development hub which has been developed as part of WorldSkills UK’s continued drive to raise standards in apprenticeships and technical education. The Hub contains tools and resources that utilise their unique insight into global best practice in skills development. The Hub will support FE colleges and independent training providers to train more and more young people to world-class standards. 

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