Overview

WorldSkills UK IT Software Solutions for Business competitions focus on all the essential requirements for a successful career as a Microsoft Applications Specialist, working in the IT department of any organisation.

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.

The competition is an opportunity for young people who may be aspiring to work in the IT industry, or in any job where it’s important to have good IT skills and knowledge, to showcase their talent and demonstrate their journey towards work-readiness.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • IT skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Analytical

  • Problem solving

  • Technical knowledge

  • Presentation skills

  • Team working

  • Creative

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 must not have more than 2 years’ industry experience.

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register before 14 May

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

Competitors take part in competitions at their local college, training provider centre or work place, or, take part in an online competition

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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