We are thrilled to announce the venues for the WorldSkills UK National Finals 2024. Competitions are scheduled to take place on the 20 to 21 November, the National Finals will unfold across various locations throughout Greater Manchester.

Spanning a seven-month journey, the competitions include regional heats and rigorous training sessions. The culmination of this process is the ultimate challenge at the National Finals, where finalists and medallists will be honoured at Manchester’s prestigious Bridgewater Hall.

The Foundation Skill competitions (designed for students who have a statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) and/or disabilities) and the accompanying medal ceremony will take place on 22 November, at Manchester College City Campus.

This year, the WorldSkills UK national competitions are running in 49 skills ranging from Additive Manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and Industrial Robotics to Cooking, 3D Game Design and Hairdressing.

We are grateful for the support of the various venues and looking forwarding to collaborating with them in the coming months to organise a fantastic event that celebrates the very best in skills.

Skill Host Venue 
Automotive Body Repair Bolton College 
Automotive Refinishing Bolton College 
Automotive Technology Bolton College 
Catering: Foundation Skills Manchester College – City Campus 
Culinary Arts Manchester College – City Campus 
Enterprise: Foundation Skills Manchester College – City Campus 
Hairdressing: Foundation Skills Manchester College – City Campus 
Health & Social Care: Foundation Skills Manchester College – City Campus 
Horticulture: Foundation Skills Manchester College – City Campus 
IT Software Solutions for Business: Foundation Skills Manchester College – City Campus 
Media: Foundation Skills Manchester College – City Campus 
Restaurant Service Manchester College – City Campus 
Restaurant Services: Foundation Skills Manchester College – City Campus 
Laboratory Technician Manchester University 
3D Digital Game Art Oldham College 
Accountancy Technician Oldham College 
Digital Construction Oldham College 
Electrical Installation Oldham College 
Landscaping Oldham College 
Mechanical Engineering: CAD Oldham College 
Plumbing Oldham College 
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Oldham College 
Website Development Oldham College 
Welding Rochdale Training 
Additive Manufacturing  Tameside College – Beaufort Road Campus 
Automation Tameside College – Beaufort Road Campus 
CNC Milling  Tameside College – Beaufort Road Campus 
Industry 4.0 Tameside College – Beaufort Road Campus 
Mechatronics Tameside College – Beaufort Road Campus 
Cyber Security Tameside College – Tameside One 
Digital Media Production Tameside College – Tameside One 
Graphic Design Tameside College – Tameside One 
Beauty Therapist Trafford College – Altrincham Campus 
Beauty Therapy Practitioner Trafford College – Altrincham Campus 
Commercial Make-Up Trafford College – Altrincham Campus 
Hairdressing Trafford College – Altrincham Campus 
Health and Social Care Trafford College – Altrincham Campus 
Aircraft Maintenance Wigan and Leigh – Pagefield Campus 
Electronic Security Systems  Wigan and Leigh – Pagefield Campus 
Fire Detection and Alarm Systems Wigan and Leigh – Pagefield Campus 
Industrial Electronics Wigan and Leigh – Pagefield Campus 
Metal Fabricator Wigan and Leigh – Pagefield Campus 
Heavy Vehicle Engineering TBC
Renewable Energy: DEMOTBC
Cloud Computing: DEMOTBC
Water Technology: DEMOTBC

The WorldSkills UK Learning Lab, a free online resource, hosts e-learning-based careers education and information resources, to support educators and trainers in preparing their students and apprentices for the competitions. 

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