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.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • General presentation and professionalism

  • Planning

  • Fitness testing

  • Consultation and lifestyle profiling

  • Instructing 1-1

  • Business skills

  • Social media usage

  • Hard skills

  • Group instructing

  • Use of technology

Entry criteria

  • Personal Training entries must be enrolled with an Awarding Organisation for the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training or equivalent
  • Competitors may have achieved the qualification noted above (at the entering institution) during the competition, but they must not have achieved the qualification on or before 1st September of that academic year of competition, either at the same institution or with an alternative provider at any time
  • Further entry criteria are laid out in the AoC Sport Fitness Trainer Competition Rules and Regulations and WorldSkills UK competition rules and regulation. Both will be made available at the point of registration.

How it works

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Prepare learners to take part in competition by developing their technical and mental skills so they can compete at their best – there are lots of tools and resources available to help you

Learners who get through the passive stage (where they will be expected to prepare a submission for entry or participate in an online assessment), will be invited to take part in national qualifiers which take place across the UK between April and June. All competitors receive certification for their achievements at the qualifiers

The highest performers from the national qualifiers are invited to compete in the UK National Finals in November at WorldSkills UK LIVE, the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeship and careers event

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Register your interest

  • 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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