Health and Social Care Practitioners work with a wide range of people in a variety of settings who are facing ill health or medical conditions.

This WorldSkills UK competition showcases the values, behaviours and attitudes required to work in health and social care and what it means to provide quality care. Competitors will be expected to exercise judgement and take appropriate action to support individuals to maintain their independence, dignity and control through a variety of practical exercises.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Health and Safety

  • Empathy

  • Communication skills

  • Problem solving

  • Stress management

  • Person centred

  • Moving and handling

  • Flexibility

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition
  • There is no limit to the number of competitors permitted to enter this competition per organisation
  • Competitors must be familiar with the core competencies (these can be found in the ‘Useful Information’ section below) and should be working towards a Level 3 qualification or have achieved a Level 3 qualification in the last 12 months

How it works

Use our practical guidance and tools to run your own competition activity as part of your teaching and learning programmes. This is a great way to stimulate enthusiasm and interest for competitions

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Prepare learners to take part in competition by developing their technical and mental skills so they can compete at their best – there are lots of tools and resources available to help you

Learners who get through the passive stage (where they will be expected to prepare a submission for entry or participate in an online assessment), will be invited to take part in national qualifiers which take place across the UK between April and June. All competitors receive certification for their achievements at the qualifiers

The highest performers from the national qualifiers are invited to compete in the UK National Finals in November at WorldSkills UK LIVE, the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeship and careers event

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Register your interest

  • We will resume competitions this year and urge you to register your interest now so we can keep you updated. We will be making an announcement about the 2021 cycle soon.
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