One month to go until entry opens for the WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer Competition 2017

There is just one month to go until students can enter the WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer Competition 2017, which has launched with a revamped format to mark its fifth year.

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Competition entry will open on Wednesday 1 March via the WorldSkills UK website, and organistaions will be able to enter up to five competitors.

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 in 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:

  1. Internal competition (optional)
  2. External screening
  3. Regional heats
  4. National finals at the Skills Show




AoC Sport has also partnered with the Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) and Natspec to deliver and manage the first national skills competition in active leisure for students with a disability. This competition showcases students with a disability to demonstrate to employers that they can make a valuable contribution to their industry. The category for 2017 will be:

  • Assistant Trainer – students with a registered physical or learning disability who are working towards or recently achieved a relevant qualification below Level 2

This is the fifth year of the Fitness Trainer Competition and it has been developed to ensure that the competition experience informs and enriches the teaching and learning process for students and tutors.

Before the competition starts, tutors have the opportunity to request a resource pack developed by our competition manager and head judge which will provide an invaluable introduction to the competition and all of its features and benefits. The pack enables institutions to run their own internal competition using the same standards and principles as the national competition.

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.

More information can be found here.