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What are WorldSkills UK Competitions?

Assessing apprentices’ and students’ practical skills, knowledge and employability attributes in competitive timed conditions, WorldSkills UK Competitions are proven to help young people go further, faster in their training and careers.

Recognising the importance of the Competitions in developing talent, the Apprenticeship Levy can be used to support apprentices taking part.

Tools and resources

Seven steps to taking part in competitions

Download our seven step guide to taking part in competitions

Find your shining stars

Download our practical guide to delivering pre-competition activity 

Embedding skills competitions

Our guide provides education and training providers with an overview of the process for embedding skills competition activity into their teaching and learning strategy.

Competition Rules

The Competition Rules are designed to guide participants and their representing organisations involvement in skills competitions.

Competition activity and the UK’s participation in international competitions is supported by the UK Government, Governments in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and partners in industry and education.