Worldskills is a set of prestigious competitions designed to raise the level of skills and the aspirations of young people. Kendal College has a proud history of success at Worldskills competition, including four gold medals at the 2013-14 National Finals.

Past Kendal College Successes in World Skills include:

  • Silver Medal winners in the Film and Moving Image category at the National World Skills Final 2014 (Josh Coulthard, Natasha Bacon, James Richardson and Jess Pezet). 
  • Finalist in the Network Systems category at the National World Skills Final 2014 (IT Apprentice, Glen Ritchie).
  • Finalists in the Popular Music category. (The music group 'JAWW' are made up of John McArthur, Adam Wass, William Benson, Eve Chatterton, and William Phillips). 
  • Gold Medal winners in the Film and Moving Image Students at Birmingham Skills Show 2013.
  • Silver Medal for Advanced Nail Technology in 2013.
  • IT students have won 2 gold and one silver medal in 2013.
  • Two students have won Gold in the North West Final of Skill Build in Senior and Junior Brick, and one student has won Bronze.

World Skills was the push that fellow competitor Nathan High and I needed to set up our own business 'fullSTOProductions'. It was an overwhelming experience that overflowed with inspirational opportunities. When you are put under such high pressure, you learn a lot very quickly. Not only about your own skill-set but also about yourself, and that is something I value highly.

Beth Wilson, World Skills Gold Medallist 2013.