• Over 70,000 to attend sixth annual Skills Show this week

    More than 70,000 visitors are expected to pack out the sixth annual Skills Show in Birmingham this week, and qualification for next year’s EuroSkills competition and the continental leg of a major cooking competition are high on the agenda. The event, held at the NEC arena, will run until Saturday, November 18, and sees 500

    16.35 Nov. 14th, 2017 | News

  • Scotland and Wales dominate Skills Show 2016 medal table

    Around 200 of the UK’s top vocational learners were rewarded with gold, silver and bronze medals at the closing ceremony of the Skills Show on November 19. Medals were awarded to the best entrants in 61 different skill areas, with a further 29 young people highly commended for their efforts. It was colleges from Scotland

    16.00 Nov. 25th, 2016 | News

  • The Skills Show is back and it’s bigger than ever

    Strictly Come Dancing stars and the apprenticeships minister will be among more than 90,000 people heading to NEC Birmingham for the fifth annual Skills Show next week. Visitors will be taking part in over 50 hands-on activities, taking careers advice, and watching the country’s most talented apprentices and learners compete in finals of the national

    16.00 Nov. 14th, 2016 | News

  • Go for it Team UK! Our competitors for WorldSkills Brazil are announced

    [slideshow_deploy id=’35870′]   These are the 41 UK youngsters upon whose shoulders the hopes of a nation will rest at WorldSkills 2015 in São Paulo, Brazil, in less than two months. They were put through a gruelling four days of head-head competitions at a special selection event at Central College Nottingham and Burton and South Derbyshire

    0.01 Jun. 2nd, 2015 | News

  • Free supplement: Skills Competitions Raising Standards

    For the young people involved, there can be no doubt skills competitions offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. However, the impact of skills competitions ripples out much wider than just the handful of talented young people who make it to the medal podium — and that ripple effect in raising standards is what this supplement sets out

    0.38 May. 29th, 2015 | News, Supplements