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About the WorldSkills UK Centre of Excellence

About the WorldSkills UK Centre of Excellence

The Centre of Excellence, the first of its kind to be launched in the UK, will draw on WorldSkills UK’s unique insights into global skills systems and utilise NCFE’s expertise in curriculum development to mainstream excellence in skills development.  We hope that more young people, from all backgrounds, will be inspired to take up apprenticeships and technical education as a prestige route to success. 

The Centre of Excellence Programme was developed following research conducted by SKOPE, part of The University of Oxford and WorldSkills UK.  The report ‘Good People in a flawed system: the challenges of mainstreaming excellence in technical education’, concluded that through its network of Training Managers and access to international best practise, WorldSkills UK is uniquely positioned to inform UK skills systems. 

The Centre of Excellence programme will support educational institutions over a three-year pilot, launched in September 2020, to transfer world-class expertise to educators and influence standards across TVET.