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 competitions has been designed to focus on all the essential skills needed within the Digital Media industry. Overall, competitors undertake varying creative roles associated with producing a media production and are required to work towards industry standards.

The competition is largely practical and are open to people working up to Level 1 and are designed so that there is a clear line of sight to appropriate jobs, impacting on economic growth and personal success

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Creativity

  • Attention to detail

  • IT skills

  • Teamwork

  • Research skills

  • Presentation skills

  • Project management

  • Organisation and planning

Entry criteria

  • This is a team competition (team to comprise of a maximum of 4 members).
  • There is no limit to the number of competitors permitted to enter this competition per organisation.
  • The competition is for the learners working towards Level 1.
  • Competitors must be 16 years of age or over.

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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