WorldSkills UK engages thousands of young people in skills competitions across the UK and the winners are put into an accelerated development programme to compete with the best in the rest of the world. Competition entries are currently being accepted from 2 March until 2 April 2020.
Weekly webinars are being run every Wednesday in March which cover how to prepare your students and apprentices to take part in skills competitions and let you put your questions directly to WorldSkills UK staff and competition organising partners.
"WorldSkills UK Competitions bring together apprentices and young people 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 achieving real results for young people of all abilities."
You can view the full list of skills competitions on the website. If your learners make it through to the qualifiers, they will be competing anytime from April to July 2020. All competitors receive certification for their achievements at the qualifiers.
WorldSkills UK is continuing to move ahead with this year's cycle but it is possible that there will be some disruption to the events calendar in the coming months related to COVID-19. Applications to WorldSkills UK Competitions 2020 are still encouraged and events will run until such time that the UK Government advises otherwise.