Our competition organising partners (COPs) are industry experts and have been approved by WorldSkills UK. They are responsible for the design, assessment and delivery of WorldSkills UK Competitions. They are integral to the ongoing development and success of competitions by producing innovative development programmes giving competitors the opportunity to challenge themselves and reach their potential.
Competition organising partners design skills competitions that help to meet employers’ skills needs, ensuring the competitions remain an important mechanism for raising standards in apprenticeship and training programmes and attracting more young people into vocational careers routes across the UK.
Our partners are committed to lifting and raising the standards of competitions and performance outcomes through supporting pre-competition activities, facilitating competitor training and development and the alignment of standards across national and international competitions.
The key activities delivered by COPs include:
designing test projects that meet industry needs and standards
raising awareness of the benefits of competitions
delivering passive tests, national qualifiers and the national finals
recruiting and training judges
agreeing the assessment criteria for competitions
securing sponsorship and value in kind
communication, training and development for their competitors
widening participation and increasing diversity
Interested in getting involved?
There are a number of ways in which you can become involved in competitions – help to design test projects, become a judge, provide value in kind, support the promotion of competitions within your organisation or region. To find out more, please contact our competition organising partners.