Transferring global insights to drive standards

Our international training team are transferring unique insights from global standards to support and invigorate development of technical and vocational qualifications in the UK.

When are the next international competitions?

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WorldSkills Lyon 2024

From 10-15 September 2024,  Our WorldSkills UK Team members will be competing with 1,500 competitors from around the world in 60 skills with over 250,000 visitors in attendance at the 47th WorldSkills International Competition in Lyon, France.

International success

Competing in WorldSkills provides us with rich insights into the skills systems and practices to develop excellence in young people, in 80 different countries and regions.  The valuable lessons we draw from benchmarking our performance is invaluable and through the Centre of Excellence, we will transfer these lessons in pursuit of mainstreaming excellence across technical and vocational education.


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2 Gold Medals

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3 Bronze Medals

Medallion of Excellence

12 Medallions of Excellence

Skill Team UK competitor Result
Industry 4.0 Kamil Zmich & Liam Whitby Bronze Medal
Cabinet Making James Boyes Gold Medal
Joinery Ross Fiori Medallion for Excellence
Jewellery George Schembri Bronze Medal
3D Game Art George Hutchison Medallion for Excellence
Cyber Security Luke Jowett & Sai Putravu Medallion for Excellence
Web Technologies Lewis Newton Medallion for Excellence
Welding William Hunt Medallion for Excellence
Car Painting Craig Kennedy Bronze Medal
Digital Construction Mona Nawaz Medallion for Excellence
Hairdressing Ellie Mumby Medallion for Excellence
Cooking Ash Hellowell Medallion for Excellence
Restaurant Services Simona Federova Medallion for Excellence
Aircraft Maintenance Ewan Payne Gold Medal
Plumbing & Heating Connor Cruden Medallion for Excellence
Painting & Decorating Thomas Nowell Medallion for excellence
Electrical installation Alex Rendall Medallion for Excellence
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Our training managers and performance and wellbeing team

Our training team are highly motivated experts  and coaches from across education, training and performance psychology with a passion for developing high-impact training programmes that accelerates the growth of young people’s skills from national competitions to world-class standards of excellence.

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