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 resources’ section below)
  • This competition is only open to people with learning difficulties

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

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