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 third 2016 Qualifying Heat at South Devon College in Paignton on Wednesday 22nd June 2016, attracting competitors from across the UK.
During the heats, 60 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, Director of www.Profiles4Care.com.
This year, for the first time, The Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT) will be in attendance at the Heats. The VDT has been experienced by 1.5 Million people in 17 different countries. The sensitivity training programme it provides gives individuals and organisations a greater understanding of Dementia and is changing the way that we care for people living with this disease. More information on The Virtual Dementia Tour® is available at www.training2care.co.uk.
The list of colleges and organisations from which the competitors come is available here: http://profiles4care.com/worldskills-2016/