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  • Making the switch: from physical to online training
    13 OCT 2020

    Making the switch: from physical to online training

    Our Competition Data Analyst Ed Chapman caught up with AoC Sport, one of our Competition Organising Partners, to find out how they moved their Fitness Trainer competition online.

  • We believe in a skills led recovery – do you?
    08 OCT 2020

    We believe in a skills led recovery – do you?

    Our Head of Corporate Partnerships Gavin Miller explains how working in partnership with like-minded organisations makes it possible for us to inspire, develop and mainstream excellence in technical education, giving young people the best start in work and life.

  • A step towards a world-class skills system
    22 SEP 2020

    A step towards a world-class skills system

    Parisa Shirazi, Head of Skills Development and International Competition, explains how the newly launched WorldSkills UK Centre of Excellence, in partnership with NCFE, will lead the way in developing a world-class skills system and provide young people from all backgrounds with the best chance of success.

  • Technical and vocational careers pathways post-GCSE
    20 AUG 2020

    Technical and vocational careers pathways post-GCSE

    Our Head of National Competitions and Careers Dee Aylett-Smith explains how our careers resources and training programmes can help to inspire and develop young people following their GCSE results.

  • Taking the next steps after your BTEC results
    13 AUG 2020

    Taking the next steps after your BTEC results

    Just received your BTEC results? Our National Competitions team explain what options you can take next to help improve your employability skills and make you stand out from the competition.

  • Higher skills standards will help deliver what the Chancellor wants
    06 AUG 2020

    Higher skills standards will help deliver what the Chancellor wants

    In his latest blog, our Chief Executive Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann OBE explains why focusing on developing higher standards in technical education is vital for giving the next generation the skills they need to succeed and creating a sustained economic recovery.

  • My apprenticeship journey at WorldSkills UK
    31 JUL 2020

    My apprenticeship journey at WorldSkills UK

    Hannah Payne, our Learning and Development Co-ordinator, recently completed her Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship at WorldSkills UK. She explains why she decided an apprenticeship was the best route for her and the valuable skills she's learnt along the way.

  • Guest blog: Students maintain WorldSkills UK training regime during lockdown
    21 JUL 2020

    Guest blog: Students maintain WorldSkills UK training regime during lockdown

    Lockdown has not stopped students from North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College (NWSLC) from keeping up with their training as part of Squad UK, as Marion Plant, OBE FCGI, Principal and Chief Executive of NWSLC explains in our latest guest blog.

  • The resilience of our competitors during the pandemic
    15 JUL 2020

    The resilience of our competitors during the pandemic

    On World Youth Skills Day, our Impact and Evaluation Manager John Lee explains what our recent survey of our young competitors shows about how they're coping with the coronavirus pandemic and their resilience at this challenging time.

  • A sea change for technical education
    14 JUL 2020

    A sea change for technical education

    In his latest blog, our Chief Executive Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann OBE responds to recent announcements from the Chancellor and the Education Secretary, which represent a sea change for technical education.

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