Can skill competitions, training, and assessments be effective online?

  • Date: 1st July 2020
  • Time: 12:00
  • Location: Online
  • URL: Event Link

The second session in the WorldSkills Conference Talks will focus on the online delivery of skills competitions, training, and assessments. It will ask what can be achieved in a virtual format and what is most challenging to translate from in-person environments. We will examine the practical approaches and solutions being carried out by different WorldSkills Members during the current COVID-19 pandemic. While every organisation is facing similar situations and obstacles caused by contact restrictions, the strategies to conduct trainings, assessments and competitions differs significantly.

This public meeting follows initial internal conversations where we have exchanged ideas and learned different ways to organize trainings and competitions. These strategies range from:
(a.) Fully online training, to
(b.) On-site training in colleges with online assessments, to
(c.) Set-ups in large venues to secure physical distancing.

During this session we want to examine some of the examples that have been given and share first hand experiences from Members. We not only want to discuss new opportunities and chances of virtual skills competitions, but also the risks they create and the limits of digital learning.

Further Information

Find out more about this event by calling us on 01536 513388
or emailing us at
or visiting the event website

Other Events

View All Events

Free Webinar: What Does the Economic Statement Mean for Post 16 Education, Skills and Unemployment?

A Campaign for Learning and NCFE webinar Register for your free place on the NCFE website. The Chancellor will make […]

Mitigating the impact of Covid-19 on care leavers’ career prospects

Webinar for employers interested to learn about supporting care-experienced young people in the face of youth unemployment. About this Event […]

What are the differences between self-employment and a permanent job?

Hear from a range of professionals about the different things to weigh up when deciding what model of employment is […]

Guaranteeing an apprenticeship guarantee

Robert Halfon MP will reflect on the challenges of COVID-19 for education and set out proposals for how to make […]