Oldham College is a WorldSkills UK Centre of Excellence, which means learners can test their skills to the max – not just against their classmates, but against the best regional, national, and even international talent.

What is WorldSkills UK?

WorldSkills UK is an independent charity using international best practice to raise standards in apprenticeships and technical education. Each year, WorldSkills UK tasks young people across the nation with sharpening their vocational skills to compete in subject-specific competitions that are modelled on real life, industry-based scenarios.

The finalists get the opportunity to represent the UK at WorldSkills, known as the “Skills Olympics”, which is held every two years. All learners who take part gain invaluable experience of competing in real-life, industry-based scenarios and environments which prepare them for the world of work.

Rabbani Khan
Rabbani Khan, Web Design student

“My tutor recommended me for WorldSkills after noticing my passion for web design. This has been an incredible opportunity. Not only am I gaining more experience in the field, it’s also helping me to meet new people and will open the door for job opportunities in the future.”

Rabbani Khan, Web Design student

Oldham College also have tutors coached by a WorldSkills UK High Performance Coach, transferring insights from global skills systems and world-class practices. This enables all our staff to embed international best practice and advance their technical teaching, training, and assessment across every course and industry sector.