What's On


Wednesday 14 March 2018
9.30am – 3pm & 5pm - 7pm
Thursday 15 March 2018
9.30am – 1pm

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Below are a list of the 2017 activities at Skills South West, the 2018 activities will be updated late 2017







Barratt David Wilson

Carpentry and Bricklaying

Have a go at laying house bricks to a screen wall. You can also cut skirting and architraves to the correct angle needed for a door frame.


City College Plymouth

Hospitality, beauty and STEM

Sample some pancakes, what filling do you want?

Get pampered at the nail bar

Have a go at their computer programming activity



Skills Group

Building Trades

Try your hands bricklaying, joinery and carpentry. Have a go at the initial stages of building a house!


Cornwall College Group

Sports, Carpentry and the Military Academy

Military Academy - VR headsets, metal detector and sandpit, mili kit and equipment to try on.


Sport – fitness testing activity and a kayak with some kit that students have to put on as quickly as possible.


Carpentry – Timed competition putting together wooden spiral staircase & building bird boxes.





Vospers Test your skills at being a racing driver in the Vospers race car simulator (fastest lap wins) and practice using diagnostic equipment to investigate an issue with an electric car.




City College Plymouth – Have a go at a range of construction activities, from wiring electrical circuits to learning about plumbing techniques. Even try your hands at doing plater moulding or painter decorating.

Aston University – Get involved with their STEM activities, testing your accuracy by taking part in their capsule filling competition or even watch their science demonstration showing how various medicines are made.

UTC Plymouth – Try their Computer Science, Science and Engineering activities including finding out about robotics and drones on show, and even entering their competition.

Health Education England – Do you know how to do CPR, test your skills on “resusci anne”. How would you look in NHS uniform? why not try some on at their stand! have you got a steady hand? Have a go at their giant operation game.

Norpro Training Ltd – Have a go at some of the newest technology on the market, trying your hands at virtual reality spray painting or welding.

Clarkson Evans – Have a go at being an electrician! are you able to correctly set up the cabling for a socket? Also find out how to clip cables into datapoint for internet routers. Come and have ago!

Moor Training – Can you remember which tools are in a box in this memory game? How accurately can you connect the pipes in their plumbing activity? Are you able to spot the hazard in their risk assessment activity? 

Skills Group – Come and get your hair styled and even have a go practicing the techniques yourself!

British Army – Transport yourself to another place having a go on their oculus rift. Could it be a sky dive or combat mission in this virtual reality simulation. Also test your speed and coordination skills on their Batak game! You can even try on some army armour and helmets!

Acacia Training – Have a go at their quiz to me in the chance for winning Vue cinema tickets! Or test your ability to spot a hazard using virtual reality glasses!Or even take part in a timed hair styling competition.

ALDI - Timed challenge of stacking cans!

GHQ Training – Have a go at hair styling and nail painting, and even experience these been done on you!

Positive Outcomes – Paid to Learn – have a go at their interactive quiz about apprenticeships, you have to be in it to win it!

Truro and Penwith College – Interested in gaming? Sample the latest Virtual Reality hardware and software used at Truro and Penwith College!

Bond Dickinson – Visit their photo booth and take part in their selfie competition. You have to be in it to win it!

Achievent Training - 'Hollywood' theme! They will be having a 'selfie stand' with a Hollywood backdrop and available props along with a Snapchat competition using ATL's Hollywood at Plymouth Pavillions, Geofilter, which has be specifically designed for the event. Customers / candidates can enter to win a tablet by using the filter and sharing it amongst their friends via Snapchat. Also they will be doing a Cut throat shave demonstration using shaving foam on balloons. Candidates will be able to practice and take part in this using Cut Throat razors WITHOUT blades. The idea is not to pop the balloon! We will be doing time trials.


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