A skills competition provides an opportunity for individuals or teams to compete against one another to demonstrate their talent in a particular vocational skill, using tasks derived from real life, industry-based scenarios. Each individual’s work is scored by experts to an agreed criteria, and the highest score(s) go through to the next stage of the competition.

Taking part in competitions is proven to enhance a persons learning and development. The activity is linked to apprenticeship standards and designed to focus on capacity building in core skills and competencies valued by employers including team-work, problem solving, time management and working under pressure.

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