WorldSkills UK

City of Glasgow College student competing at the WorldSkills UK Skills Show

What is WorldSkills UK?

WorldSkills UK, champions and drives excellence in workplace skills through competition, by encouraging local competitions and supporting regional competitions. Hosting the flagship national competition – ‘The Skills Show’ and preparing outstanding competitors for global competition.

WorldSkills aims to:

  • Stimulate ambition and aspiration in young people.
  • Prove how expert skills generate a more productive workforce.
  • Demonstrate our nation's exceptional talent on the global stage.

WorldSkills UK competition activity is managed by the National Apprenticeship Service, in partnership with organisations from industry and education. It is also promoted through a range of organisations and is supported by a network of champions.

Outstanding competitors, aged 18 - 25,  who excel in WorldSkills UK Competitions will be invited to compete for a place in the team that represents the UK at WorldSkills; the biennial international skills competition.

Further Information

Visit the WorldSkills UK website for more information.

If you require further information regarding WorldSkills UK activities at City of Glasgow College, please contact:

Margaret Darroch
Head of Skills Academy and Development
Telephone: 0141 375 5272
email: margaret.darroch@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk.

College in Top Two at UK Skills Show

City of Glasgow College was one of the big winners at WorldSkills UK Skills Show claiming nine medals including three golds.

Nineteen students competed in their core disciplines of construction and infrastructure; hospitality and lifestyle; IT and enterprise; and media and creative taking three gold medals, three silver, two bronze and two highly commended awards.

A total of 74 top apprentices and learners from Scotland – the highest number of national finalists - took part at the Skills Show which took place from 17 to 19 November at Birmingham’s NEC.

You can find out more about our student competitors here.