1. Local competitions
Local competitions can take place at any time of the year, in any place and be organised and hosted by colleges, training providers or employers. There is no age restriction on who can take part and competitions can cover all levels and all skills.
This activity is a great way to stimulate enthusiasm and interest for competitions. It provides a means by which anyone of any age and any ability can develop and test their skills. It is also an opportunity for employers and education providers to benchmark their skills against peer organisations
This stage can be a stand-alone activity, but some organisations use it as an opportunity to identify people to enter into WorldSkills UK competitions
WorldSkills UK can offer the following support to local competition activity:
- test projects from previous year’s WorldSkills UK National Finals. These can be adapted to different levels but demonstrate the kind of projects which are given to competitors at the finals held each November
- marking schemes from previous year’s WorldSkills UK National Finals. These can be adapted to local circumstances and different levels and show what judges are looking for. They will also reflect the standards that are required to compete at national level
- resources on how to set up and run local competitions including how to make local competitions attractive to a wider audience such as parents and employers.