Commonly asked questions
WorldSkills UK Competitions
Who is eligible to enter a WorldSkills UK Competition?
- Those at least 16 years of age on 1 September 2016 are eligible to compete during the 2017 competition cycle.
- Employed having completed a UK qualification within the last 12 months, studying or an apprentice at the specified level of the competition.
- Currently either employed or in education/training in the UK.
Why should my college/organisation get involved with WorldSkills UK Competitions?
Competition activity can be easily embedded into curriculum programmes at all levels to enrich teaching and learning.
Competitions inspire young people to be ambitious in their pursuit for excellence, while equipping them with life-long, world-class skills.
You can demonstrate to OFSTED how your organisation is meeting the Common Inspection Framework by using WorldSkills UK Competitions.
You can promote your organisation as a centre of excellence in skills training and delivery.
What are the benefits to students, apprentices and learners?
WorldSkills UK Competitions are proven to develop a young person’s employability skills, and accelerate their careers.
They can get ahead of their peers by accelerating their training through WorldSkills UK Competitions.
They can showcase their potential to current and future employers by demonstrating their skills through competition success.
They have the chance to represent the UK on the world stage.
Does it cost anything to enter a competitor?
It is free of charge to enter WorldSkills UK Competitions.
Is there a limit on the number of competitors I can enter for each category?
The limit of competitors depends on the specific competition category. See the individual competition pages.
How can I best prepare to compete?
Check out our Competitions resource page.
- How can I best support my competitors to prepare to compete?