Skills competitions are designed by industry experts, and assess an individual’s knowledge, practical skills and employability attributes against set criteria in a competitive timed environment.
register your interest so you’ll be the first to know when competition registration open
the first stage of competition is a remote or online test
competitors take part in regional qualifying heats
scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced
preparing and practicing to compete in the National Finals
opportunity to showcase your skills to 73,000 visitors over 3 days
those who are age eligible and have achieved the benchmark score will be invited to opt into Squad UK 12 months later, at the start of the WorldSkills Lyon 2024 journey
Competition activity develops employability and technical skills to high levels of excellence and enhances capacity in attributes valued by employers such as team work, problem solving, time management, judgment and working under pressure.
Competition activity stretches teachers, trainers and assessors as well as learners and are a great development (CPD) opportunity for staff – updating and extending their subject specialist and pedagogical skills and knowledge
At every stage of the journey, WorldSkills UK Competitions contribute to participants’ personal and professional growth or preparation for employment. As well as building on their technical skill set, we help competitors become well-rounded individuals by evolving their professional and personal skills throughout the process.
Competitions are unique in developing the skills that employers need in their workplace. The mix of technical, employability and personal skills is a key strength of the competition model. By having access to global insights and standards, competitors will be stretched to aspire to the higher-level skills necessary for individuals to compete in the national and global economy and bring that expertise back into the workplace, enhancing existing processes and systems.