Overview

Web Designers use coding and software applications to design, construct and implement websites, using both creative and technical skills in a rapidly evolving industry. Web development languages are amongst the most sought-after programming skillsets, with JavaScript currently in the lead as a growing number of traditional applications move to web platforms. Web design encompasses many different skills and disciplines in the production and maintenance of websites, from creative design, scripting and database management. Accessibility remains a fundamental of any website development project, ensuing that websites are accessible by anyone, on any device, anywhere in the world.

Competitors will receive a professional brief and must build a user-friendly, contemporary website in a live competition. The competition includes a range of competencies for web designers and developers.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Creativity

  • IT skills

  • Time management

  • Attention to detail

  • Design skills

  • Customer service skills

  • Programming

  • Time management

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition
  • There is no limit to the number of competitors permitted to enter this competition per organisation.
  • Competitors should be familiar with the core competencies (these can be found in the ‘Useful Information’ section below) and must be working towards, or recently completed in the last 12 months, a relevant Level 3 qualification if in the England or Northern Ireland, a Level 3 CQFW if in Wales, a Level 6 SCQF qualification if in Scotland or an Advanced or Higher level Apprenticeship/Degree Apprenticeship.

How it works

Use our practical guidance and tools to run your own competition activity as part of your teaching and learning programmes. This is a great way to stimulate enthusiasm and interest for competitions

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Prepare learners to take part in competition by developing their technical and mental skills so they can compete at their best – there are lots of tools and resources available to help you

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

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Register your interest

In light of the ongoing uncertainty relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be running the WorldSkills UK national competition cycle in 2020. We expect to resume competitions in 2021 and urge you to register your interest now so we can keep you advised of developments.

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