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.
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.
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.
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
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
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