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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.

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Key learnings

It better prepares students for industry and also significantly improves attainment and opens up more opportunities for students as their skill sets are at a much higher level.

Involving students in the marking and assessment process helps students to better understand the standard that is required and improves overall quality of performance.

We need to keep pace with the latest technology and software advancements and introduce more real life scenarios into learning practices

Virtual International Pressure Test

WorldSkills UK Hosted a series of Training sessions and Pressure Testing, held over two days, with some of our International Counterparts from around the world. Training and competing alongside other countries really helps those competitors develop their skills and work under pressure whilst also enabling the Training Managers and Experts to share international best practice.

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Countries that took part

This friendly competition involved the UK Training Managers deliver training  in animations and iAssembly followed by practical tasks the competitors were required to complete in the afternoon. All experts were very complimentary about the technical skill level of our UK Competitor, Lewis Batchelor, who excelled on both days of the event. There was no formal marking undertaken by the experts after the competitors had completed their tasks.

Details of the Virtual International Pressure Test

Aspect: Animations, iParts & iAssembly

To create parts for a lawnmower engine, assemble those parts together and create a functional simulation based on the training the competitors received in the morning.

Create family members of an actuator assembly and then design and decide which one was appropriate size to use in the task and animate this to show how this would function for a Digger.

“This event allowed competitors to realise what the standard is required at a WorldSkills Competition and will enable us to prepare for future training sessions we have planned together”.

Ryan Sheridan, UK Assistant Training Manager

“It was great to see some other competitors from around the world face to face and train together during the restrictions”.

Lewis Batchelor

WorldSkills Occupational Standards

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