The Foundation Skills competitions have been created to showcase the skills of students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), additional learning needs (ALN), or who require additional support for learning (ASL), who are currently undertaking a course with an FE or training provider at Entry level or level 1.

These competitions provide opportunities for students and learners to develop their vocational skills, wider skills for work, personal, social and independence skills.

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. The competition is practical and are open to people currently studying Health and Social Care.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Hygiene, Health and Safety

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Communication skills

  • Care plan

  • Risk assessment

  • Hazard identification

  • Empathy

  • Person-centred care

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition
  • There are no limits as to the number of entries per organisation
  • Competitors must be familiar with the basics of health and social care (for further information please look at the ‘Useful Information’ section below)
  • This competition is only open to people with learning difficulties

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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  • Registration for our competitions 2021 will open on 19 April 2021. Register your interest today and we'll remind you when we open.
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