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

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

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