WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer Competition

AoC Sport runs the Fitness Trainer Competition as part of WorldSkills UK.

A personal trainer develops tailored fitness programmes for their clients to help support, guide and motivate them to achieve their fitness and health goals.

The competition has been designed by fitness industry and fitness education experts to test the role of a Personal Trainer to world class standards.

There are two competitions under the Fitness Trainer banner:

Listed Subject entry requirements (Personal Trainer and Fitness Assistant) – details on suitable courses of study for the competition

Competition stages:

  1. Registration 19 April- 14 May 2021
  2. Passive Stage 19 April- 21 May 2021– At the point of registration, Personal Trainer competitors will be given the passive stage task, which consists of a promotional video and online test. Those competing in the Fitness Assistant will not need to complete a passive stage task.
  3. National Qualifier 24 May- 16 July 2021– The top scoring competitors in the passive stage will be invited to the National Qualifier. The National Qualifier will be run virtually for the 2021 competition cycle. The task will consist of an assessed virtual session with a client or clients over zoom, exercise demonstrations and pre- competition plan submission.
  4. National Final November 2021– The top scoring competitors in the National Qualifier will be invited to the National Final.  The format of the final is yet to be confirmed.

Fitness Trainer Competition Technical Handbook

If you are interested in taking part in the 2021 Fitness Trainer competition, please register here.

If you have any further questions regarding the fitness trainer competition or you would like access to the Fitness Trainer Resource Hub please contact Angus Milligan

First virtual competition

In 2020 we were one of only two skills from the WorldSkills UK competition who were able to move their entire competition digitally and deliver for the whole cycle. Read more here.

We were able to reflect the shift to online exercise during lockdown to allow the next generation of personal trainers to compete and showcase their talent.

Ten finalists completed a variety of tasks which were assessed by our expert team of judges against a set assessment criteria. These included promotional videos, a fitness plan, live sessions through zoom and a series of interviews.

2020 finalists promo videos

How to get involved

Fitness Professionals can also get more involved in the competition by becoming a judge. Judges for the competition come from a range of organisations and backgrounds and support the competition through judging either remotely or at our live events. Get in touch with the team to find out more.

Sign up to hear first about next year’s competition by contacting