Jessica Duckworth from Burnley College in Lancashire has taken first prize at the fourth and final Heat in this year’s WorldSkills UK 2015 Health and Social Care Competition, which was held at Shipley College on the 26th of June and is part of the world’s largest vocational skills competition.
Competitors from across the UK were asked to demonstrate their skills in delivering health care in a range of challenging situations. This year’s competition is organised by Profiles4Care and sponsored by the NHS Leadership academy.
The Heat in Shipley saw some fantastic skills being delivered with personal centred health care being demonstrated throughout, resulting in the following winners;
1st place – Jessica Duckworth, who studies at Burnley College in Lancashire
2nd place – Jacqueline Boyd is from the City of Glasgow College in Scotland
3rd place – Jade Donald also studies at City of Glasgow College
Organised by Profiles4Care Ltd, the WorldSkills UK competitions are part of WorldSkills International, the world’s largest vocational skills competition.
The eight highest scorers from the four Regional Heats will now go forward to the National Finals at the Skills Show, being held at the NEC in Birmingham this November.
Over the course of the day, competitors needed to demonstrate the delivery of excellent health care in a mix of written tests and live activities, assessed by a panel of expert judges from across the country. The activities, which included working with older people and people with learning disabilities, were devised by Profiles4Care Ltd to replicate situations which health and social care workers would be expected to face in their everyday roles.