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Skills Competitions

At Northern Regional College we encourage all our students to participate in skills competitions. Taking part in competitions is a very important part of a student’s career development and learning experience and is an excellent way to enhance their skills and knowledge while providing them with an opportunity to test their skills against their peers from other Colleges.

Each year our students from various vocational subject areas such as engineering CAD, CNC milling, mechatronics, welding, IT, health and social care, carpentry and joinery, brickwork, electrical installation and plumbing pipework are involved in competitions from, campus, inter-campus to regional, national and international level. The ultimate goal is to compete in the prestigious WorldSkills competition which occurs every two years and is the biggest vocational education and skills excellence in the world.

International WorldSkills in Shanghai - October 2022

Two former Northern Regional College students have secured their spot on the National UK Squad for Industrial Robotics and will compete at the International WorldSkills in Shanghai in October 2022.  Adam Kirkpatrick and Cameron Middleton were silver medallists at the UK National Final competition in November 2021. They were invited to compete for a coveted spot on the UK team for the International WorldSkills Finals by taking part in a two-day competition at Northern Regional College’s Farm Lodge campus.  Read full story.