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  • Dundee and Angus College

    Dundee and Angus College

    As Curriculum and Quality Leader at Dundee and Angus College, and WorldSkills UK Training Manager in Painting and Decorating, Mike Swan uses his international expertise to help Scottish skills system meets world-class standards.

  • Coleg Gwent

    Coleg Gwent

    As Car Painting Training Manager for WorldSkills UK, Rich Wheeler supports the next generation of industry professionals as they get ready to kick-start their careers. He uses international best practice to shape the curriculum at Coleg Gwent in Newport, Wales, where he works as a lecturer.

  • Riverpark Training and Development

    Riverpark Training and Development

    Dave Frizell is a Refinish Tutor and Trainer at Riverpark Training and Development. He was named winner of our 2018 Local Heroes Awards at WorldSkills UK LIVE.

  • Gower College Swansea

    Gower College Swansea

    Nicola Grant-Rees is a Hospitality Demonstrator and WorldSkills UK Instructor at Gower College Swansea. She uses WorldSkills UK Competitions to enhance the training she offers her students, helping them develop their competitive edge.

  • New College Durham

    New College Durham

    New College Durham has been involved in WorldSkills UK Inclusive Skills Competitions since 2015. Led by Programme Leader for Vocational Access, Colin Galley, the college has since grown its involvement to help even more young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) to thrive.

  • Fife College

    Fife College

    Lee Priestley is a Lecturer in 3D Computer Animation at Fife College. He uses the WorldSkills UK 3D Digital Game Art competition to help shape his lessons and develop his students' skills.

  • Middlesex University

    Middlesex University

    Professor Mehmet Karamanoglu is Head of Department for Design Engineering and Mathematics at Middlesex University. He champions WorldSkills UK Competitions at Middlesex University to give students the skills they need to succeed in an ever-changing digital world.

  • Walsall College

    Walsall College

    Walsall College is a provider of vocational courses and was rated outstanding by Ofsted. The college has attended WorldSkills UK LIVE from the very beginning to help their students get hands-on with their future careers.

  • City of Birmingham School

    City of Birmingham School

    City of Birmingham School, Birmingham City Council’s Pupil Referral Unit, provides personalised educational programmes to pupils aged 5 to 16. They have attended WorldSkills UK LIVE every year since 2015.

  • Aldridge School

    Aldridge School

    Aldridge School is a comprehensive school for pupils aged 11-19, with over 1500 students. The school has attended WorldSkills UK LIVE every year since 2012.