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Objectives of the Centre of Excellence

Objectives of the Centre of Excellence

The main objective of the WorldSkills UK Centre of Excellence is to make a tangible, positive difference for learners in technical education and to provide a platform to elevate the reputation of both NCFE and WSUK.

By August 2023, the WorldSkills UK Centre of Excellence will:

  • Promote and advance technical learning so that teaching quality is higher, and staff, student and apprentice performance is raised;
  • Support educators to gain high performing and industry relevant skills that enhance their career development and progression;
  • Provide students and apprentices with increased confidence and career aspiration and give them a springboard for transition in further education and careers;
  • Give employers a more highly qualified and performing young workforce which will support higher business productivity;
  • Grow the profile and positive reputation of NCFE and increase both NCFE’s and WSUK’s reach and impact across technical education; and
  • Boost social mobility to change the lives of learners of all backgrounds. 


  • To support 42,000 young people from ALL backgrounds to succeed in work and life
  • Work with educators so that they are artful world-class teaching practitioners, inspired and inspiring
  • Ultimately drive systemic change within colleges and training providers