Raising the standards in national competitions: Cycle Alignment 18 July 2013. Aim of the session. To provide a forum for Competition Organising Partners to further develop understanding of cycle alignment and international benchmarking.
18 July 2013
In our commitment to ensure that the WorldSkills UK competitions programme continues to inspire young people and adults to be ambitious in their pursuit of skills to the highest level, the selection process for WorldSkills will now be fully aligned with the WorldSkills UK National Competition cycle.
WorldSkills UK – The Skills Show in November 2014 will host the finals of the National Competitions at which the selection process for Squad UK for WorldSkills Sao Paulo 2015 will also take place. Aligning the process will provide competitors with a clear progressive journey in order for them to move to the next level.
Alignment means bridging the gaps in standards for each skill (leading to WorldSkills) between UK final and the Squad Selection; joining two phases of the competition journey into one single event.
Competitor training and development grants to support pre-final training
1. Cycle Alignment Breakout group – 50 minutes pre-final training
Competition Partners who are responsible for competitions that lead to WS will have an opportunity to review project documentation, share early success stories, ask questions and explore opportunities to further develop competitions.
2. International Standards Breakout group – 50 minutes
Competition Partners who are responsible for UK only competitions will have an opportunity to establish the best parts of the international competitions framework and seek to embed where possible international standards in UK competitions.
Q&A to panel – 50 minutes
Each group will feedback on discussion points and will have a chance to ask the panel questions.
Questions? pre-final training