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Diploma in Matwork Pilates  

  • Venue: Stratford upon Avon studio at Payton House, CV37 6RP
  • Dates: Ongoing enrolment in 2018
  • Fees: £1,000
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Make the right training choices - Train with Pilates Place

The most important feature of your training is the kind of support youíll receive.

At Pilates Place, we work on a more personal level, so we offer the kind of support that other, larger, providers canít: a place to practice, a place to teach, and a place to meet with other trainee teachers.

Training at Pilates Place means youíll be confident and ready to teach at the end of the course. Read on to find out whether the Diploma is the right course for you...

Who are your instructors?

Peta Davies and Dom Abernethy

What and where do we teach?

We teach the Diploma in Matwork Pilates, accredited by YMCA. It is a nationally and internationally recognised qualification. The training is delivered at the Pilates Place studio in Stratford.

How do we teach Pilates?

First and foremost, we will teach you to become a teacher. You will learn the original 34 Pilates exercises and modifications, and how to cue, correct, and modify them. The theory part of the course is completed on the e-learning platform and home study. It can also be completed on the learner Assessment Record online or paper version.

Course structure

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

How are you assessed?

Your practical work will be assessed by an external assessor who will observe you teach a Pilates class that you have planned.

You are required to pass all the written assessments, which comprise 2 multiple-choice theory papers and 2 worksheets that are completed during the course, as well as your original exercise record.

How long does it take?

Everyone learns differently. At Pilates Place, we pride ourselves on being able to support everyone on their journey to becoming a Pilates instructor. Usually the Diploma course takes between 150-210 hours. However, it can take longer and sometimes it takes less time. How quickly you complete the course depends on how much time you are able to commit to studying.

How much does it cost?

The course fee for the Diploma in Matwork Pilates is £1,000. Your training costs will be recovered in the first few months of your teaching career.

Pay in full: If you pay in full, you will receive a 10% discount on the course fees. The total cost will be £900, to include your manuals and e-learning programme (worth £50).

Pay in instalments: You can pay a deposit of £150, and the remainder by monthly instalments of £150 (either by card or by Standing Order).

Are there other costs?

Candidates must complete a Level 2 Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology. Click here for fees. You will be charged £50 for the e-learning programme and manuals, and we also recommend purchasing Pilates Anatomy by Rael Isacowitz, and The Complete Pilates Tutor by Alan Herdman.

To complete the course you will also need stationery and clothing suitable for exercising. Remember that other costs will include travel and accommodation if you do not live locally.

Are there any 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.

When will I be able to teach?

As soon as you have passed your theory and practical assessments and have teaching insurance in place, you can start to teach. You will need to show prospective employers your teaching certificate and a valid insurance document. Some employers may also ask for a first aid certificate too.

How much can I earn as a Pilates teacher?

You will probably earn between £15,000 and £25,000 per annum, depending on whether you are employed or self-employed.

To download full course information, please click here. To book this course please complete the application form.

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