This competition will not be running this year

The Foundation Skills Basic Woodworking competition is for learners working towards a career in woodworking. Woodworkers prepare, cut, fit and assemble wood for things such as building frameworks, doors, and windows on both commercial and residential projects.

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 skills you need to demonstrate

  • Attention to detail

  • Safe handling of tools

  • Precision

  • Organisation skills

  • Time keeping

  • Maths aptitude

  • Hand-eye co-ordination

  • Manual dexterity

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition
  • Participants must have learning and support needs
  • Participants may be asked to provide accreditation and/or RARPA based evidence of participants’ level and specific learning and support needs.

National Qualifier dates

Managed individually, please register for more information.

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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