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Best Practice Exchange

We hosted a best practice exchange with international experts and educators to transfer global best practice and champion higher quality training standards within the UK.

Watch the Best Practice Exchange in full.

Key learnings

Identifying the gaps in skill set is paramount before you can address any weaknesses. Once identified, the trainers can start embedding these skill areas into training to close the gap between competence to excellence. Students must have the self-motivation and dedication with the ability to self-learn

Industry requires a very high standard of accuracy and pace and as education deals with a broad range of students, skills needs to be developed prior to employment and continue to be developed in the workplace. Students must be willing to up-skill their own skill set and must strive to meet industry standards

France currently has a strong need for new employees within the industry therefore most newly qualified students are securing employment almost immediately. This also means that progression within their roles is achievable in a short space of time.

Virtual International Pressure Test

The Auto Technology Virtual International Pressure Test between the UK and France was an opportunity for young people and experts preparing for international competitions to collaboratively train or compete alongside each other, demonstrating best practice and benchmarking their technical skills in a pressurised environment. The Virtual International Pressure Tests provides a great opportunity for colleagues across WorldSkills national organisations to join us in the pursuit in developing skills excellence in young people and mobilising your Experts and Competitors to collaboratively train and compete with us and others across the range of skills we will showcase virtually to March 2022.

Countries that took part

The Automotive Technology Virtual International Pressure test consisted of a case study, simulator test on Engine Management and then an Engine and Body Electric task using Electude software.

Details of the Virtual International Pressure Test

Consisting of a 30-minute engine management task and then a 60-minute engine tune task.

Consisting of three 10-minute circuit tests

Was a fantastic experience and great to meet other competitors from another nation

Matthew Bundy

Great to have a pressure test with France. Have been using Electude for training and is a great learning tool

Billie Jo McKenzie

WorldSkills Occupational Standards

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