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.

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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 resources’ 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

Our competitions are open to all so please register between 27 February – 24 March 2023

The first stage of competition is a remote or online test (where applicable)

Competitors take part in competitions in venues across the UK or online

Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced

Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals

The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals

Competitors who are age eligible and have achieved the benchmark score will be invited to opt into Squad UK during December 2024 for the WorldSkills 2026 Cycle, subject to the skill progressing to the international competition cycle.

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