The world’s largest vocational skills competition starts in Birmingham on 13th & 14th May 2015.
The annual WorldSkills UK competition, which aims to find the best adult health and social care workers in the country, will hold its first heats at South & City College Birmingham. It is a fitting start to the competition as last year’s overall winner, Tara Smith, was a student at the Birmingham College.
During the heats, 48 students and trainees from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales will demonstrate their health and care sector skills in a mix of written tests and live activities. They will be assessed by a panel of expert judges charged with finding the eight competitors for the finals, which are being held during the Skills Show at the NEC in Birmingham this November.
The activities, which includes working with older people and people with learning disabilities, were devised by Competition Organising Partner www.Profiles4Care.com to replicate situations which health and social care workers would be expected to face in their everyday roles.
“WorldSkills UK inspires young people and adults to be ambitious in their pursuit of skills to the highest level. As we regularly see bad press on the industry appearing almost daily, it’s more important than ever that staff who do deliver excellent health care have the opportunity to demonstrate this, inspire others and receive recognition for it through the competition,” said Marc Jones, Managing Director of www.Profiles4Care.com.