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Diploma in Matwork Pilates  

  • Venue: Shipston on Stour, Stratford upon Avon
  • When: Ongoing enrolment
  • Costs: 950pp (easy payment plans available)
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This qualification recognizes the skills, knowledge and competence required of an individual to work in an unsupervised capacity: planning, instructing and evaluating the safety and effectiveness of a Mat Pilates session.

Course Outline

This course is run over 8 days, 10-4pm and is a total of 210 guided learning hours. It is made up of a combination of practical and theory sessions.
Parts of this course are completed on the e-Learning platform and home study.
If you do not have access to a computer you can complete the course on the Learner Assessment Record.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must have a Level 2 certificate in Anatomy and Physiology or equivalent. To have regularly attended Pilates classes and have some industry experience in another fitness discipline or fitness environment.
If you already hold a Level 2 OCR qualification or Anatomy and Physiology Level 3 certificate you may only need to complete the part of the course to upgrade your qualification.

Qualification Overview

Candidates who take the Diploma in Matwork Pilates will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the following broad areas;
  • Exercise and fitness knowledge covering bones and joints, muscles and muscle actions, cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems, components of fitness, principles of training and models of behaviour change.
  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • Programming a Pilates teaching session
  • Delivering a Pilates teaching session


  • Assessment 1 - Anatomy and Physiology Theory Paper
  • Assessment 2 - Health, safety and welfare in the fitness environment
  • Assessment3 - Principles of exercise and health
  • Assessment4 - Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • Assessment5 - Fundamentals of Pilates and Original exercises, adaptations and modifications
  • Assessment 6 - Client profile, progressive programme and viva
  • Assessment 7 - Planning
  • Assessment 8 - Practical teaching session
  • Assessment 9 - Evaluation

First Aid

Candidates must be in possession of a current CPR/HSE approved first aid qualification for recognition onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS). Please see our CPD list for the dates of your next First Aid course
To book this course please complete this application form#
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