Train in Pilates Matwork.
Prices From £1500.

Learn the skills to teach pilates at different levels and advance your career.

Pilates Instructor Course

Diploma in Pilates Matwork.

Pilates is a great way to evenly strengthen your body. This exercise style places a good emphasis on the body’s core strength. suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. It is known to have great health benefits for not only beginners but seasoned athletes.

Our Diploma in Pilates Matwork course is perfect for both experienced fitness instructors and those just embarking on this new and exciting career path. On this course, you will gain an understanding of anatomy and physiology. You will learn how pilates can improve the posture, balance, strength and flexibility of your clients. And you will be able to deliver your own Pilates sessions at a beginner and intermediate level.

Funding available

This course qualifies you for an Advanced Learner Loan. This is a government-backed loan that you do not need to pay back until you are earning.

Already Qualified?

Study the Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Pilates Matwork for ongoing professional development and learn how to teach Pilates at a variety of levels.


Learn about the different equipment used in pilates and how to teach your clients this clearly and engagingly, keep classes interesting.


Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Pilates Matwork

Flexible Learning | Prices From £1500.

A Diploma In Pilates qualification is internationally recognised. After the course, you will be able to work one-to-one with individuals and with groups. Pilates can help your clients to strengthen core muscles whilst improving postural alignment and flexibility. Pilates can also help people to manage stress and relax.

At the end of the course, you will be able to identify and address the specific needs, helping with issues such as back pain. You will also gain the knowledge necessary to design Pilates group classes, tailoring intensity to suit the needs of individuals.

Pilates course student

Interested in this course? Call 0800 999 6664 to find out more or to secure your place.

Diploma in Pilates course structure

When you book your Diploma in Pilates Instructor Course you will be sent access to your student guide, manuals and login details to your online learning portal. You will be assigned a tutor who will support and guide you through every step of your learning. The telephone support process involves online quizzes followed up with interactive teaching. Depending on your level of entry, you may need to supply evidence of previous qualifications so that we design your individualised learning plan.

If you have no previous qualification or have a level 2 qualification, you will also be provided with online learning materials for anatomy and physiology. In addition to Pilates specific content, other topics will be covered. Once you have completed your online and telephone support learning, you will attend five face-to-face course delivery days, which are spread over two and three-day workshops and submit a video of you teaching a Pilates class.

Find out about how an Advanced Learner Loan can help you qualify as a Pilates Instructor.

What will the Diploma in Pilates cover?

You will learn to teach Pilates at a beginner and intermediate level, advising clients what exercises are best for their ability. Teaching includes:

  • SMART goal setting

  • Key elements within Pilates

  • Assessing posture and alignment

  • Identifying muscle imbalances

  • Correcting muscle imbalances with Pilates

  • Activating the core muscles

  • Phases within Pilates

  • Planning beginner Pilates classes

  • Planning intermediate Pilates classes

  • Planning Pilates exercise for special populations

  • Progressing Pilates exercises

  • Using small equipment within Pilates

  • Effective coaching skills

  • Tactile cueing

  • Advanced anatomy & physiology (if applicable)

What certification will I receive?

  • You’ll receive an internationally recognised Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork, which will prepare you for stepping into any avenue of Pilates.

How is the Pilates Diploma assessed?

The course will be assessed by the following:

  • Video practical assessment delivering a pre-prepared Pilates mat work class

  • Case Study for planning Pilates Matwork sessions

  • Written worksheets

  • Multiple choice theory exam for anatomy and physiology (if required)

  • Multiple choice theory exam for principles of exercise, fitness and health (if required)

What are the requirements to enrol on the course?

You do not require any previous fitness qualifications to enrol on our Pilates course. If you have previous fitness qualifications, these may be used to exempt you from elements of the qualification such as anatomy and physiology and principles of exercise fitness and health.

Payment options

There are a number of finance options available including:

  • Advanced Learner Loan
  • Private Finance
  • Payment arrangements

Take a look at our finance information or give us a call to find out more.

Interested in this course?

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