Enter your students NOW in the WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer Competition 2017

Entry is now open for the WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer Competition 2017, which has launched with a revamped format to mark its fifth year.

You can enter up to five students now through the WorldSkills UK website.

The WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer Competition is the only active leisure skills competition in the UK for students working towards careers in the sport and leisure industry, and for the second year the final will be part of the Skills Show – held at the NEC, Birmingham.

The competition experience gives aspiring fitness professionals studying with colleges and training providers the opportunity to showcase their knowledge and skills, and boost their employment prospects. The competition category for 2017 is:

  • Personal Trainer – students working towards or recently achieved a relevant Level 3 qualification or equivalent.

The competition will take place over four stages:

  • Internal competition (optional)
  • External screening
  • Live heats
  • National finals at the Skills Show

On entry, competitors will be sent a link to complete an online test which forms part of their external screening process. They also have to create a two-minute video showcase to highlight their work and show off their skills before the best competitors are invited to a live heat in June.

The competition for 2017 is once again part of the WorldSkills UK suite of competitions, a testament to the various, and stringent quality assurance processes undertaken. The finals of the competition will be embedded into the Skills Show in Birmingham in November 2017, attracting around 80,000 visitors over three days.

Want to be more involved in the competition? Join our experienced and expert judging team and get hands on experience using the criteria and marking schemes. To join the team attend our free judge training day in March delivered by our competition manager and head judge.