Former learner reaches final of UKSkills

Former learner reaches final of UKSkills

A former Level 3 Computing learner at the Grimsby Institute, Alex Volley, who is now going to Staffordshire University to study Web Design, has been chosen as one of the finalists in the UKSkills Web Development Competition, which is taking place at The Skills Show at Birmingham NEC in November. The competitions are part of the international WorldSkills competitions that take place every year as learners from across the UK compete against each other in skills based competitions, culminating in the National Final.

Twenty-year-old Alex, a former pupil at Caistor Yarborough School, won the Regional Heat of the Web Development Competition in May at Northumberland College and had been waiting to hear whether he had made it through to the Final.

Alex said: “I was ecstatic when I found out that I’d made it through to the Final. For the Regional Heat I had to design a website. The final is over three days and we are going to have to design multiple websites. I’m confident that I will do better than I did last year, when I came in 5th Place. With the help of my tutors I think my skills have adapted well over the past year and I am now more ready for the Final. “Because my Tutor, James Jackson, comes from a professional background he has given me some excellent advice on how to develop the skills I’m going to need to be successful in the final and in the future.”

James Jackson, Programme Leader for Level 3 Computing, added: “I’m really proud that Alex has made it through to the final. He has really developed his skills when it comes to web development. He’s been an exemplar learner for the past two years and he deserves to do well in the final.”