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2022/23 AoC Sport Fitness Trainer Competition

12 September 2022


AoC Sport is excited and pleased to announce that Pearson will be the official AoC Sport Fitness Trainer Competition Sponsors for the 2022/23 competition cycle.

“BTEC Sport and Physical Activity is excited to support the AoC Sport Fitness Trainer Competition. The competition provides a fantastic platform to further challenge learners progression and development in an authentic and aspirational format. Its ability to be embedded within the study programme is another avenue to craft skills, knowledge, and behaviours impacting learners personally and on their industry journeys.

We are pleased to share our involvement, in conjunction with our L3 BTEC Sport, Fitness and Personal Training and L2 Industry Skills qualifications fully mapped to CIMSPA professional standards. We strive to champion the fitness industry and its benefits to the people and places it serves.”

Gareth Reynolds – Pearson, Product Manager BTEC Sport and Physical Activity

Competition timeline and stages

Registration- 12 September- 7 October 2022

  • College can enter a maximum of 10 students
  • Colleges are encouraged to run their own internal competition using the Fitness Trainer Resource Hub to help decide their strongest students to put forward for the national competition
Passive stage- 10 October- 11 November 2022
  • This stage is an online test, assessing knowledge and understanding of personal training

Judges Training- Friday 25 November 2022 (evening)

  • The judging team is made up of industry experts from a variety of backgrounds
  • This role is voluntary, and judges all require a background in assessment
  • If you are interested in joining the judging team please contact

National Qualifier- w/c 16 January 2023 (3-5 days of online competition)

  • Virtual stage of the competition, delivered over virtual communication platform
  • This stage includes a PT or Group session, hard skills demonstration, and planning

National Final- April (Weekend event)

  • In person event
  • Two days of competition with multiple tasks
  • For more details, case studies and entry requirements please visit our website.

If you would like any further information or to request access to the Fitness Trainer Resource Hub, please contact