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Towards greater inclusion in skills competitions

Neil Bentley-Gockmann (WorldSkills UK, London, UK)

Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning

ISSN: 2042-3896

Article publication date: 15 July 2020

Issue publication date: 26 October 2020




The purpose of this paper is to provide a short overview of WorldSkills UK's deep mission to improve the diversity and inclusivity of its skills competitions, in order to give more young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to achieve their potential.


Opinion piece outlining the organisation's stated aims and objectives with respect to diversity and inclusion, incorporating fresh insights from emerging research.


Makes the case for a transformative approach to diversity and inclusion in a critical part of the UK's FE system, providing unique insights into one organisation's trailblazing approach.


A case study of a hitherto under-reported, yet important, aspect of vocational skills policy.



Bentley-Gockmann, N. (2020), "Towards greater inclusion in skills competitions", Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, Vol. 10 No. 4, pp. 687-692.



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