What do competitions involve?

World Skills students taking part in a team building exercise.

What do WorldSkills Competitions involve?

Each competition is a series of tests, designed by industry experts, which focus on the highest UK and international standards. Competitions are designed to test a competitor's knowledge, practical skills and attributes valued by employers including successful completion of tasks set, problem-solving, time management and working under pressure. Competitors are marked against a rigorous framework that meets the WorldSkills UK quality assurance standards.

There are over 60 different WorldSkills skills competitions taking place each year, with competitors aiming to be named the UK Champion in their chosen skill. Outstanding competitors, aged 18 - 25, who excel in the WorldSkills UK National Competitions will be invited to compete for a place in the team that represents the UK at the biennial WorldSkills international skills competition.

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