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For Training Managers, coaches and wider training network

How will this impact on the selection for WorldSkills Lyon 2023?

We are reviewing our selection guidelines for Squad UK (leading to WorldSkills Lyon 2023) to ensure we can provide equal access and opportunity for the young people engaging in the national competitions in 2021. We will be able to communicate and share the revised guidelines by August 2020.

How does this compare with the Covid response from other countries? - aren’t they running their national competitions, conferences and exhibitions?

Many of our counterparts across the globe have also had to postpone their nationals and key activities and are developing their digital provisions.  As part of our international network, we are learning from one another and gathering insights to help us shape how we implement our existing and new exciting plans.

I am usually involved in WSUK LIVE, how does this affect the role I play in the national competitions?

We will be working with our Competition Organiser Partners (COP) to build a robust foundation for national competition activity moving forwards and they will continue to draw on you, to support this development.  If you are a COP, please review the FAQs and speak with the national skills competition.

How does the recent news from WSUK affect me as a Training Manager or member of the Performance and Wellbeing team?

The recent news has no direct impact on you and the role you play in developing a Squad of young professionals.

What will happen to Industrial Robotics as we planned to select a Squad from this year’s national final?

Our international skills development team will work with you to support you plan alternative activity to identify a Squad in the new year.

I was planning on using WSUK LIVE as a pressure test for my Squad, what do I do now?

Our international skills development team will work with you to support you plan alternative pressure testing activity.

How will the cancellation of LIVE affect preparations for EuroSkills Graz and WorldSkills Shanghai 2021?  

We have every ambition to participate in these competitions, our number one priority is the safety and wellbeing of the young people, trainers and delegations.  We will continue with our plans to build on a blended approach to train and develop Squad with the winning mindset, technical skills and virtual pressure testing opportunities as part of their preparation to represent the UK.

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