This module is designed to support colleges and training providers wanting to embed competitions in their teaching practiceThe module will offer an overview of the benefits of embedding competition activitieshow these can be easily implemented in the curriculum and how to run your own competitions by following six steps 

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Learning outcomes:

  • gain an insight of how educators, learners, institutions and employers can benefit from embedding competition activities
  • learn the steps needed to embed competition activity within your institution to successfully achieve an ‘embedded and well-established’ competition model
  • explore practical case studies to learn about successful educators and institutions that have achieved world-class standards
  • support their education inspection frameworks by offering this innovative solution to improve the quality of education.

Access printable resources and templates such as checklists, guides, sample lesson plans and test projects to support the implementation of competition activity. 

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By supporting young people through our competition programmes their technical and employability skills propel to a world-class standard:


of young people who participated report improved technical and employability skills


report improved career prospects


said they increased their confidence and ability to work under pressure

Embedding Competitions into curriculum delivery

Embedding competitions into curriculum delivery raises standards, improves outcomes and enhances engagement. It will benefit three distinct groups:

• improves personal, technical and employability skills
• more likely to complete their courses and achieve qualification goals
• has a positive effect on their ambition and aspirations for their future career
• inspires them to complete higher-level training.

• greater scope for creativity in teaching, training and learning techniques
• opportunities to benchmark and learn from others
• great for continuing professional development -extending pedagogical skills and knowledge
• resource libraries with documents to support the implementation of competition activity within your learning environment
• personal recognition and development – opportunities to become competition judges, coaches and experts

• supports the move from competence to excellence
• provides evidence for inspections
• delivering skills that underpin economic competitiveness
• national and international benchmarking and experience.

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