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World Skills UK

Bradford College is entering World Skills 2023. The competitions are now open for all Bradford College students to register.

World Skills is a global competition, spanning across 80 countries, with the aim of supporting young people through skill-based competitions and training.

These skills competitions are designed by industry experts and assess an individual’s knowledge, practical skills and employability against certain criteria, in a competitive timed environment.

Students who go far in the process face the potential opportunity to be part of the UK national team, competing with other nations in places like Lyon, France and Herning, Denmark.

First Stage

Bradford College is encouraging all its students to register to take part.

By registering, you will benefit from reflecting on your skills, areas of interest and have something to aim for.

If you take part in the regional competitions, this will provide you with the chance to fine-tune your critical skills, attributes and behaviours that are often highly valued by employers – including problem-solving, self-reflection, time management and the ability to work under pressure.

63 Skills Competitions

97% of previous entrants say they improved their technical skills after taking part
93% said they improved their personal and employability skills
90% said they can apply the skills they developed to their education, work or other parts of their life

Next Steps

Are you ready? Take the assessment to see how you’ll perform

For Level 2 and 3 students 9 (or equivalent), they can benchmark their skills before entering by completing online assessments based on the national competitions. The assessments give an instant result which will give you an insight into some of the skills, knowledge and behaviours assessed at various stages of our national competitions.

  • Accounting Technician
  • Aeronautical Engineering: Mechanical
  • Automation
  • Automotive Body Repair
  • Automotive Refinishing
  • Automotive Technology
  • Construction Metal Work
  • Fine Jewellery Making
  • Health and Social Care
  • Heavy Vehicle Technology
  • IT Software Solutions for Business
  • IT Support Technician
  • Landscape Gardening
  • Mechatronics
  • Network Infrastructure Technician
  • Network Systems Administrator
  • Welding

If students cannot find their skills in this list, there are a further 23 skills covered in modules on the Technical Masterclasses on the Skills Development Hub.

Tutor / trainer led sessions

A set of new practical resources, based on the test projects from the national qualifier from the previous cycle, which are benchmarked against performance in competitions and can help educators identify strengths and areas for development for their learners.

These are in the format of a session plan for educators/trainers to use, an assessment brief for the learners and marking spreadsheet so they can peer mark / tutor mark and see where the individual and group are in relation to the national average. If you’d like to receive a copy of this please email [email protected].

Registration is now open

We encourage as many students as possible to give this exciting opportunity a go, in their chosen area of interest. Registration is open until Friday 24th March 2023.

Timetable and next stages

Entrants are required to complete a simple online/remote test or task which is open to any learners, apprentices and employees from 16 years+. You should either be working towards, or have recently completed, Level 2, 3 or 4 qualifications in your related skill. World Skills will notify you directly and you may be invited to the regional competitions.
Regional competitions – May and June
National finalists – Announced in July
National Finals – November (550+ competitors)
Opportunity to join the UK Squad
Selected for UK Team – (25-35 members) Lyon 2024, Euro Skills in Herning, Denmark 2025

To find out more, please visit or to explore the various competitions on offer.