Fitness Assistant’s work in gym environments, supporting Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers with the delivery of exercise and physical activity.

Throughout the competition, competitors will need to fulfil a range of tasks that would be required of an assistant fitness instructor.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Demonstrating a range of exercises

  • Working as part of a team

  • Encouraging and motivating clients

  • Checking technique

  • Setting up and organising equipment

  • Recording information on environment and clients

Entry criteria

  • Must be enrolled for a Level 1 Certificate Fitness or equivalent.
  • Must not have a qualification higher than RQF/CQFW Level 1, SCQF Level 4 or other equivalent
  • Must have a cognitive impairment or physical disability which would prevent them from ever being likely to be able to study for an RQF/CQFW Level 3, SCQF Level 6 or other equivalent level.
  • Must not have achieved their qualification on or before the 1st of September of the academic year the competition runs

A statement of support stating the individual needs of the competitor must be submitted when registering.

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register before 14 May

The first stage of competition is a remote or online test (where applicable)

Competitors take part in competitions at their local college, training provider centre or work place, or, take part in an online competition

Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced

Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals

The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals

Those who are age eligible and have achieved the benchmark score will be invited to opt into Squad UK during the WorldSkills Lyon 2024 cycle

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  • Registration for our competitions 2021 will open on 19 April 2021. Register your interest today and we'll remind you when we open.
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