Find your shining stars

WorldSkills UK Competitions bring together students and apprentices from around the UK to compete to be the best in their chosen skill, first in national competitions and then as part of Team UK in international skills competitions. Skills competitions provide employers, colleges and independent training providers with a proven method of upskilling and developing young people from all backgrounds and all abilities.

Key steps to taking part in WorldSkills UK Competitions

Use our practical guidance and tools, downloadable from our website, to run competition activity as part of your teaching and learning programme.


Formally enter the competitions from February.

Prepare students to take part in competition by developing their technical and mental skills so they can compete at their best, there are lots of tools and resources available online to help you.

If your learners have made it through the entry stage to the National Qualifiers, they will be competing anytime between April and June. All competitors receive certification for their achievements at the qualifiers.

From July we will verify the results of all the competitions and invite the highest performers from the National Qualifiers to compete in the UK National Finals in November.

At our awards ceremony we will celebrate all finalists and those that are successful will receive an award. All finalists receive certification for their achievements.

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