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Get involved in skills competitions for FE and VET

Have you considered taking part in international skills competitions for your learners?
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The Turing Scheme offers you the chance to give your students or learners the experience of what it’s like to participate in skills competitions by competing with other vocational students across the world.

Take your inter-college or regional competitions international. You can work with other FE and VET providers across the world to set up skills competitions to help your learners improve their vocational skills and prepare the potential UK gold medallists of the future.

Competitions can either be arranged through a third party such as a recognised skills competition provider or directly by the FE or VET applicant, providing that the competition activity meets the objectives and criteria of the Turing Scheme. You can find our objectives and a detailed breakdown of the criteria for the Turing Scheme in our programme guide.

Eligible colleges can apply for funding to send participants to skills competitions abroad for up to 10 days.

Want to be inspired? Take a look at the WorldSkills UK website to see some of the great work this charity is doing to develop excellence in FE and VET through skills competitions.

Don’t forget the deadline for FE and VET is 7 May at 12.00 noon. Make sure you use all the support resources that are available to help you prepare your application.

For more information about FE and VET activities under the Turing Scheme, visit our sector funding page.