WorldSkills Academy Update

When will the 2020 competitions be held?  

Normally these would have been in June (Regional heats) and November (National Finals) but with COVID-19 WorldSkills UK is working closely with our partners to roll out Regional heats (qualifiers) later in the year with many taking place remotely from September.  We are awaiting a decision on the National Finals.  

Note: Remote passive heats will be taking place for the following skills in May and June:

  • Fitness - 19th June.
  • Health and Social Care.
  • 3D Digital Game Art. 
  • Digital Media Production.
  • Visual Merchandising.  

Why is training required?  

The skills demanded by WorldSkills UK competitions are at the standards of excellence set by international experts.

What training will I receive and when?  

Your trainer will be in touch in May regarding arrangements for remote training to take place to fit in with your current course and personal commitments. 

Given this delay, how will I access training after I leave college in June? 

Each successful entrant to the programme is enrolled with the WorldSkills Academy at the college and has access to support and training up to competition date no matter whether they have moved on to employment or to university.

When will training commence?  

Arrangements are being made to have training start online in May (at a time to suit everyone).

Your participation in WorldSkills competitions will be ground-breaking for the college and an opportunity to showcase your skills to prospective employers in the future.

Further Information

If you have any questions please contact