The CNWL Skills Show

Weds 22 March 2017

A day of competitions and have-a-go activities. Open to visitors from 10am to 2pm

A day packed with competitions, Have a Go activities, and displays for a wide range of career choices and courses right across the College!

Across our full range of subjects, there are skills competitions taking place which visitors can watch and over 20 have-a-go activities for anyone to try out! See the full programme below.

The day is open to school groups and individual visitors of all ages. 
Information on attending & taking part, including group visits
Information for employers and partners

Activities running on the day


Watch vocational students from CNWL and other colleges and schools take part in skills competitions. Entrants will be applying the skills they have learned from their course so far under time pressure, competing to win a college prize. The best students on the day will also have the opportunity to compete in national skills competitions such as Worldskills UK

  • Brickwork
  • Carpentry
  • Electrical Installation
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Media
  • Networking
  • Painting and decorating
  • Plastering
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Software Solutions for Business (Microsoft Office)
  • Web Design
  • Welding and engineering production

Have a Go activities and demonstrations

Activities for guests and visitors to try their hand at, or watch the skills of students in action. Open to everyone who attends on the day.

  • Accounting
  • Apps - Arduino (Demo)
  • Brickwork
  • Carpentry
  • CCTV Set up (demo)
  • Childcare
  • Face Painting
  • Hand massage
  • Hair plaiting
  • Health and Social Care
  • Maths
  • Mobile Apps
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Plastering
  • Plumbing
  • Programming
  • Public Services
  • Robotics
  • Science - Fingerprinting
  • Science - Guessing the acidity and alkalinity of common products
  • Screencasting
  • Spelling Bee
  • Sport 

Watch the video of our 2016 skills show: