Worldskills UK competitions offers young florists an exceptional opportunity that can propel their careers and take them to places they'd only dreamt of!
WorldSkills UK Competitions bring together trainees and young people from across the country to compete to be the best in their chosen skills which are as diverse as Floristry to Hairdressing, Landscape Gardening, Electronics and Welding.
It's about inspiring the next generations to be ambitious in their pursuit of excellence, while equipping them with life-long, world class skills. WorldSkills UK plays a vital role in raising standards, esteem and levels of expertise through out the UK and across the globe.
These talented individuals will be key in helping UK businesses compete on the global stage and raise standards to an international level, which is now more important than ever.
The possibilities and opportunities are endless for young people that get involved with worldskills, you only have to look back at previous Worldskills international competitors – Joe Massie, Victoria Richards, Chloe Woolf, Louisa Cooper, Danielle Scandone and our current International competitor Elizabeth Newcombe to understand how fantastic this journey is, how it has helped them to achieve their dreams and how it can do the same for you!
Firstly you must register for the competition! You will be able to submit your details from 8 March to 5 April 2019. During your registration you can allocate your first and second choice of Heat venue, see the venues below.
You register directly with the Worldskills UK. Currently you can register your interest until the main registration opens click on the link below to do that now!
Following your registration you will be sent the Passive stage schedule together with the schedules for the Heats.
This year the competition differs from previous years with an additional Stage 1 – Passive stage.
This is a photographic entry competition, designed to demonstrate the competitor’s skill ability with Floristry. Full details will be sent following registration, the last chance to get images received will be the 12th April 2019.
All photographs submitted in time will be judged. All competitors reaching a mark of 50% or higher will be invited to compete at the second stage of the competition.
All competitors reaching 50% or higher from Stage 1 will be invited to compete at the Live regional Heats.
Bicton College Thursday 2nd May 2019
Capel Manor College Saturday 18th May 2019
Moreton Morrell College Thursday 6th June 2019
Sheffield College Tuesday 11th June 2019
Coleg Cambria Wednesday 12th June 2019 This is a super heat with Hairdressing and Beauty
CAFRE College Thursday 20th June 2019
The top 8 competitors from the National Heats will be invited to compete at the UK National Final.
Further information, including pre-competition sample materials, are available on the WorldSkills UK website. CLICK HERE for more information
The British Florist Association is the official Indusry Partner organising all the nationwide qualifying heats ahead of the UK grand finals, and attend 3-4 Partner meetings every year. In fact, the BFA was awarded Partner of the Year status in 2014 and given a Special Mention in 2015 as one of the 3 finalists. we in delivering the WorldSkills UK Floristry Competition. The competition is run by the IoPF Chairman Sandie Griffith under the BFA umbrella.
Floristry is one of over 70 competitions in the overall UK Wide skills competitions.
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