The search has begun for the 2021 SPARKS Learner of the Year!

With a new name and a new format, we’re excited to announce the launch of the 2021 SPARKS Learner of the Year competition.


Between January and April, Level 2 and 3 students from colleges nationwide will take part.



Two learners from each college will compete against each other to secure their place in Round Two. The competition will take place within their own college on one of the dates listed below.


Each college will enter one of the regional heats depending on their location.



The winner from each college will complete a short written test for the chance to represent their region at the Live Final in April.



The six regional winners will compete in the two-day final in April for the chance to become the SPARKS Learner of the Year 2021.


As well as the prestige that comes from winning the competition, there are fantastic prizes up for grabs, with every competitor getting a certificate for taking part. The prizes have been donated by well-known industry names including our platinum sponsor Schneider Electric.


Ben Kidner, of Bridgwater & Taunton College, won the 2019 competition. His advice to those thinking of entering? “Definitely take it up, it’s a big confidence booster and I’ve seen the results. I’ve seen the improvements since day one, especially with the extra hours you do practising.”


You can check out the 2020 regional test here.


If you’re a lecturer and have a Level 2 or 3 student you’d like to enter into the 2021 competition, send us your email address below and we’ll get in touch with the details!


Click here to view the competition terms and conditions.

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South West Regional


Wales Regional


North East Regional


Midlands Regional


South East Regional


North West Regional


Grand Final

April 2021 TBC
Schneider Electric

We are changing the format of our lecturer CPD training - so stay tuned for more information!

For lecturers this is where you can find out about the latest products and services on the market, whilst at the same time gaining free CPD hours.


For manufacturers this is a unique chance to engage with electrical lecturers, the brand ambassadors in the colleges. These events are used to run focus groups, product demonstrations or technical presentations.

sparks meet the lecturer

If you’re a lecturer who is interested in SPARKS Meet the Lecturer, put your email address in the box below and we’ll be in touch.


Any companies who are interested in sponsoring the 2021 events and would like to offer a product demonstration or provide a presentation please send us your email address below and one of the team will be in touch.


The likes of the IET (headline sponsor), Schneider Electric, Hamilton Litestat, Stanley, WAGO and Luceco presented this year.

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