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.

This competition assesses your skills and abilities in using Microsoft software. IT Software Solutions for Business competitions focus on all the essential requirements for embarking on a career working with Microsoft software in the IT department of any organisation.

This competition tests your in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel) during the National Qualifiers and the full Microsoft Office Suite- Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Visio, in the Final Competition.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • IT skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Analytical

  • Problem solving

  • Technical knowledge

  • Presentation skills

  • Teamwork

  • 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

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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

Young person competing in IT software solutions for business competition

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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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