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. Some examples of the job roles available might be:

  • Data entry
  • Office Assistant
  • Working for a club or charity

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • IT skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Analytical

  • Problem solving

  • Technical knowledge

  • Presentation skills

  • Team working

  • Creative

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Entry criteria

The competition is for learners with SEND with an Education health & Care Plan (EHCP) on a vocational, employability or work-skills programme. It is roughly equivalent to a vocational qualification at:

  • Entry Level or level 1 (England and Wales)
  • Level 2 (Ireland)
  • Access 3 (Scotland)

How it works

Registrations are now open and close midnight 28th March 2024.

The first stage of competition is a remote or online test sent out after registration closes,

Live Qualifier

National finals will take place between the 18th-22nd November 2024 in Manchester (venues TBC).

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