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National Skills Competitions

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Transform the opportunities for your apprentices and students – enter the WorldSkills UK Competitions

National Skills Competitions have been creating excitement and passion for learning in young people for 65 years. Designed by industry experts, the Competitions equip apprentices and students with the world-class skills needed to help UK businesses better compete globally.

Read how you can use the Apprenticeship Levy to support your apprentices’ involvement in WorldSkills UK Competitions. 

Registration for will re-open in March 2019. For further information please contact

What are WorldSkills UK Competitions?

Inspiring apprentices to be ambitious in their careers, WorldSkills UK Competitions equip young people with the right skills to help UK businesses compete better globally.

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The competitor journey

Learn about the different stages of the WorldSkills UK Competitions and the competitor journey.

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Find a Competition

Discover all of the individual WorldSkills UK Competitions we run across four skill sectors.

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Get involved - employers

Benchmark your apprenticeship and training programmes, develop employee skills and showcase the talent in your organisation.

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Get involved - colleges and training providers

Raise standards in teaching, motivate learners and celebrate exceptional talent in your organisation by embedding Competition activity in curriculum programmes.

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Get involved - young people

Build on your skills, test your knowledge against your peers and showcase your potential to employers.

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Essential competitions materials

Find out everything you need to know about being part of WorldSkills UK Competitions.

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Hall of fame

Be inspired by the stories of some of our past competitors.

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Skills competition development

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Competition partners

WorldSkills UK Competitions are generously supported by:

National Skills Competitions resources

National Skills Competitions resources

Download resources and other competition information relevant to each skill competition. These documents are designed for competitors with the support of their organisation to prepare themselves to perform to the best of their ability at each stage of the competition journey. 

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