AoC Sport shortlisted as WorldSkills UK Competition Organising Partner of the Year and announce headline sponsor

It was announced last week by WorldSkills UK that AoC Sport, who organises the WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer Competition, was shortlisted with the Institute of the Motor Industry (The IMI) for the coveted Organising Partner of the Year award.

The award celebrates and recognises the excellent work which is shown by all 24 organising partners and rewards an organisation which has done exceptional work in a certain field such as employer engagement, competitor retention or technical development. We offer our congratulations from the team to The IMI for winning this award and we are looking to further develop our competition and come back fighting for the award at the end of 2017.

The competition team was praised by Ben Blackledge, Director of Skills and Education at WorldSkills UK who said: “WorldSkills UK was impressed by the efforts made by AoC Sport to ensure that competitions’ methodology is embedded into training and into the workplace, through their CPD programme.

“The effects of this programme have been seen in the improvement in standards of competitors, as well as the increased engagement in and understanding of the Fitness Trainer competitions. We are excited to see how this new, dynamic conversation progresses as it becomes an established part of the WorldSkills UK portfolio.”

AoC Sport is also delighted to confirm Active IQ as the headline sponsors of this year’s WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer Competition. Active IQ are long-standing supporters of the competition and their staff have always been advocates of the values of skills excellence and vocational education. Their support through this competition cycle will be invaluable through technical support, business development and competitor support.

Competition Manager, Christopher Pitts said: “What an amazing week we’re having for the competition, being shortlisted for the WorldSkills UK Organising Partner of the Year Award and confirming Active IQ as our headline sponsors is more testament to the impact we’re having on competitors and the wider industry. I’m sure Active IQ will join me in expressing how excited we all are to see this year’s competitors.”

Remember, any college, training provider, individual or business is eligible to enter up to five competitors in the 2017 competition studying a Level 3 qualification in Personal Trainer or equivalent.

See the WorldSkills UK website for more details and to enter.