The world’s largest vocational skills competition, WorldSkills UK, which aims to find the best adult health and social care students and workers in the country, will hold its fifth and sixth 2017 Qualifying Heat at Shipley College on 6th and 7th July 2017, attracting competitors from across the UK.
During the Heats, 78 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.
This year, for the first time, ‘Autism Reality Experience’ will be in attendance at the Heats. The Autism Reality Experience is an innovative, hands on training session which has been developed to give people an experience of the sensory processing difficulties faced by people on the autism spectrum. Simulation training has been proven to be a highly effective way to engage people in learning and not only do they come away from the training having learned new skills and techniques, the experience and what they learn from it stays with them. More information on The Autism Reality Experience is available at www.training2care.co.uk.
The list of colleges and organisations from which the competitors come is available here: https://www.profiles4care.com/worldskills-2017/