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Inspiring excellence

Skills competition activities can benefit everyone – learners, apprentices, teachers and trainers, management and employers – by raising standards, improving outcomes and enhancing engagement.

This guide, commissioned by the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) and produced by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), will provide senior managers the Further Education and Skills sector with practical approaches to making competition activity an established tool within teaching, training and learning. It demonstrates why recognised competitions need to become integrated into learners’ experience and will also provide valuable background information to use in tenders that include a skills competition element.

Inspiring excellence draws on expertise from senior managers, staff and learners in colleges and work-based learning (WBL) providers across a range of regions, sizes and types where skills competition activity features strongly. It also shows how skills competition work can benefit apprentices, including those in small companies.

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