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KFE4Skills 2020

KFE4Skills 2024 #KFE4Skills

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About KFE4Skills

KFE4Skills is the annual skills competition showcase of the three colleges covering Kent and Medway's twelve main campus sites.  At KFE4Skills, everyone gains a competition certificate and the finalists can even go forward to be selected to enter the regional and national World Skills UK competitions as a representative of one of Kent Further Education (KFE) colleges. It's a great way to get real exciting experience, improve that CV and get ahead of the rest in gaining a really great job and career in your field. Watch this page and our social media stream @kentfurthered for more information during the year for information about KFE4Skills24.

KFE4Skills23 Competition Videos:

Below are two videos that aim to capture a taste of KFE4Skills. The top edit is a short 45 second reel and the lower a 3 minute long edit including interviews and some featured competitors from our 2023 competition. The videos were produced by event media partner KMFM / Illife Media. You can also see the videos on our YouTube channel.

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KFE4Skills 2024

4 Skills Competitions Hosted at NKC Dartford Campus, MKC Medway, EKCG Folkestone College & Dover Technical College

Competition Outline:

  • 3 face to face live skills competitions

  • 200 approx student competitors

  • 100 student helpers

  • 25+ industry skill rounds

  • Independent external partner judges in several categories

  • Medals for top 3 in each skills competition

  • Certificates for all participants including helpers / support students

  • External involvement from industry partners including City & Guilds and NOCN

  • World Skills UK involvement

  • Dedicated KFE4Skills site page here

For 2024 the competition will be split into 3 (plus an additional auto round) separate focused events across Creative Industries, Commercial Industries and Traditional Trade Industries. See the schedule below:

Commercial Industries - 29th February at MidKent College's Medway Campus

Creative Industries - 5th March at North Kent College's Dartford Campus

Trade Industries - 8th March at East Kent Colleges Group's Folkestone College

Automotive - 13th June at East Kent Colleges Group's Dover Technical College

Automotive Event Winners

In a very closely fought competition hosted at Dover Technical College the overall gold, silver and bronze winners are:

Gold: Brooke Gavin - North Kent College

Silver: Leo Canty - MidKent College

Bronze: Toby Skinner - North Kent College

KFE would like to thank the team at East Kent Colleges Group, Dover Technical College for hosting a great round, and staff colleagues from MidKent and North Kent colleges for assistance on the day and judging duties. Huge congratulations to the winners and the 3 very close finalist competitors for participating in such an excellent round.

KFE4Skills 2024 Medal Tables

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KFE4Skills23 - Competition Specs & Guides 2024

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The various skills specs are developed in consultation with the designated leads from each college for each industry skill. The buttons will change to amber when draft and green when 'live'. KFE reserves the right to change and amend specifications/briefs up to the date of the event. Such amendments will be to ensure they are functional and deliverable and meet any health and safety or other requirements identified, including Covid-19 safe requirements. Please check back regularly! All specs are the property of Kent Further Education and may not be copied or reproduced without KFE's written permission.

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KFE4Skills Medal Summaries #KFE4Skills 2019-2023

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KFE4Skills has been delivered as a face to face skills competition three times in 2019, 2020 and 2023. During Covid in 2021 and 2022 it took place in an online video showcase format.

KFE is hugely grateful to all the students and staff that have participated in the event and supported it for the last 5 years.

Thanks also to all the staff, student helpers, models, judges, sponsor judges, our key sponsors and media partner KM Media Group for making KFE4Skills such a fantastic event every year.

This section of the KFE4Skills site provides copies of the historical programmes as well as our videos from 2023. To find out more please use our contact form.

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