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Find out about our work raising standards in apprenticeships and technical education
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Browse different careers and meet our high-achieving young role models
Benefits of vocational qualifications
Check out our resources and choose excellence through apprenticeships and technical education
Career and skill demos
Careers Advice Toolkit
Develop excellence by testing and assessing skills with our competition programmes
How competitions work
Utilise our unique programmes to develop skills and mindset to a high standard
Skills Development Hub
Developing skills excellence
We want to share global best practice in skills development.
International skills partnerships
Virtual International Pressure Tests
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Inspire and develop excellence in your students and apprentices
Careers Advice Toolkit
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Develop your skills
Use our resources to support your teaching excellence
Coaching for high-performance
Centre of Excellence
Embedding competition excellence
Developing excellence in teaching and training: CPD event
Find out about our partnerships and how they drive impact and deliver mutual benefit
Benefits of working with us
How partners can help develop excellence in students and apprentices
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How we’ve inspired young people to choose high-quality apprenticeships and technical education as prestigious career routes
How we’ve developed educators, by sharing international best practice, to deliver high quality training and assessment
How we’ve innovated to help employers by benchmarking with skills systems from across the world to inform policy and practice
WorldSkills UK, CEO
A skills economy is key to boosting economic recovery
Our CEO Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann OBE explains why developing a “skills economy” is vital to boost inward investment, job creation and economic recovery.
We need a “skills economy” to drive the recovery
Our CEO Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann OBE explains how international benchmarking can support the development of world-class skills in the UK.
Higher skills standards will help deliver what the Chancellor wants
Economic consequences of Covid-19 make it more important than ever to support young people better prepare for work and enable employers to improve their productivity.
A sea change for technical education
A sea change for technical education as investment in skills prioritised in the Treasury’s ‘Plan for Jobs’ and promised ‘a major shift.
We need to go further, faster on inclusion
Our new data-driven approach to tracking diversity and inclusion in our work is helping shape our thinking on what specifically we can do next.
Our five-point plan for a more inclusive WorldSkills UK
Publishing a ground-breaking report on diversity and inclusion in WorldSkills UK’s work, Championing difference for a better workforce.
Raising the bar and widening the gate
Research commissioned from The Social Innovation Partnership found that the issues we face with diversity and inclusion were reflected in the wider FE sector.
LGBT+ History Month: Role Modelling vital for LGBT+ young people
Changing perceptions and practice starts with leadership. We brought together senior LGBT leaders and allies to consider the challenges and opportunities faced by young people.
Pockets of excellence are not enough
Building world-class skills systems in the UK is almost universally acknowledged as the right thing to do. The more difficult question is how.
CBI Education & Skills Survey
CBI/Pearson annual education and skills report remains a vital bellwether on the issues occupying the minds of the nation’s employers.
Learning from the world’s best: How being a bit more Chinese and Brazilian could up the UK’s skills game
Being globally connected is fundamental to a major nation’s development and outlook.
Thoughts from Kazan – Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann
Skills Olympics took place in Kazan, Russia - a spectacular global celebration of young people and skills that will live long in all attendees' memories.
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