WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer Competition
The Fitness Trainer Competition is the only active leisure skills event in the UK for students working towards careers in the sport and leisure industry.
AoC Sport (Association of Colleges) has officially launched the WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer Competition 2016, set to be the biggest and most successful to date, and our Head of School Paul Swainson has been appointed as one of the 22-strong judging team.
The Fitness Trainer Competition consists of two categories - Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer - which test aspiring fitness professionals’ knowledge and skills, while participants also have the opportunity to compete at an institutional, regional and national level.
55 colleges and training providers have already signed up to this year’s event, which is the only active leisure skills competition in the UK for students working towards careers in the sport and leisure industry, and is developing strong relationships with industry partners such as CIMSPA, UK Active, Active IQ as well as Future Fit Training.
Competitors have until early April to complete their entry and online theory assessment, as well as to submit their online video showcase. The top-scoring entrants will then be invited to one of five regional events taking place throughout May, before the semi-final is hosted at AoC Sport’s summer conference in June.
For the very first time, this year’s final will be part of the WorldSkills UK Competition Finals at The Skills Show in November, with more than 100,000 people set to be in attendance at Birmingham’s NEC.
Over the course of the competition Paul will be blogging about his experience of being a judge, offering insight and commentary on what promises to be a great process to showcase the skills of the next generation of fitness professionals.