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UK Skills Show Competitions

Northern Ireland FE students have successfully competed in the UK Skills Show over the last decade.  The national finals take place every year in November at the NEC Birmingham.

To find out about NI success at the most recent UK Skills Show Click Here

The competitions take place within 5 categories as follows:

  • Construction and Infrastructure  (14 subjects)

  • Engineering and Technology (18 subjects)

  • Hospitality and Lifestyle  (14 subjects)

  • Media and Creative (5 subjects)

  • IT & Enterprise (4 subjects)

There are 55 competition areas which students can compete in, within the above five categories and they are listed below. Those subjects highlighted in RED are the areas where NI has not competed over the last four years.

 For more information click on the category name to view the competition overview.  

Construction & Infrastructure Bricklaying         
Construction & Infrastructure Cabinet Making
Construction & Infrastructure Carpentry
Construction & Infrastructure Electrical Installation
Construction & Infrastructure Joinery
Construction & Infrastructure Landscaping
Construction & Infrastructure Painting and Decorating
Construction & Infrastructure Plastering
Construction & Infrastructure Plastering and Drywall Systems
Construction & Infrastructure Plumbing
Construction & Infrastructure Refrigeration
Construction & Infrastructure Roofing: Slating and Tiling
Construction & Infrastructure Stonemasonry 
Construction & Infrastructure Wall and Floor Tiling
Engineering & Technology Aeronautical Engineering: Avionic
Engineering & Technology Aeronautical Engineering: Mechanical

Engineering & Technology Automation
Engineering & Technology Automotive Body Repair 
Engineering & Technology Automotive Refinishing
Engineering & Technology Automotive Technology
Engineering & Technology Computer Numerically Controlled - CNC Milling
Engineering & Technology Computer Numerically Controlled - CNC Turning
Engineering & Technology Construction Metal Work

Engineering & Technology Heavy Vehicle Engineering
Engineering & Technology Industrial Control

Engineering & Technology Industrial Electronics
Engineering & Technology Manufacturing Team Challenge
Engineering & Technology Mechanical Engineering: CAD
Engineering & Technology Mechatronics
Engineering & Technology Robotics
Engineering & Technology Sheet Metal Work Technology
Engineering & Technology Welding
Hospitality & Lifestyle Beauty Therapy: Body
Hospitality & Lifestyle Beauty Therapy: Hands and Face
Hospitality & Lifestyle Butchery
Hospitality & Lifestyle Confectionery
Hospitality & Lifestyle Culinary Arts
Hospitality & Lifestyle Fashion and Photographic Make-Up
Hospitality & Lifestyle Fitness Trainer: Personal Training
Hospitality & Lifestyle Floristry
Hospitality & Lifestyle Forensic Science
Hospitality & Lifestyle Hairdressing
Hospitality & Lifestyle Health and Social Care
Hospitality & Lifestyle Media Make Up: Body
Hospitality & Lifestyle Nail Technician
Hospitality & Lifestyle Restaurant Service
IT& Enterprise IT Software Solutions for Business
IT& Enterprise IT Support Technician
IT& Enterprise Network Infrastructure Technician
IT& Enterprise Network Systems Administrator
Media & Creative 3D Digital Game Art / Games Development
Media & Creative Digital Video Production
Media & Creative Fine Jewellery Making
Media & Creative Graphic Design
Media & Creative Web Design


Inclusive Skills Competition 

WorldSkills UK hosted a selection of Inclusive Skills Competitions at The Skills Show.  The competition areas include:

Entry Level 1

  • Media
  • Restaurant Service
  • Health & Social Care

Entry Level 2

  • Catering
  • ICT Entry

Entry Level 3

  • Carpentry
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Hairdressing 

The competition activity enables young people with learning or physical disabilities to display their work skills and growing independence. For more information Click Here Facebook