Make the right training choices - Train with Pilates Place
The most important feature of your training is the kind of support youíll
At Pilates Place, we work on a more personal level - so we offer the kind
of support that other providers canít: a place to practice, a place to teach,
and a place to meet with other trainee teachers.
Training with us 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.
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
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
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.
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