Diploma in Pilates
Expand your horizons by becoming a Pilates Instructor.
Developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates, this low-impact exercise regime aims to strengthen core muscles whilst improving postural alignment and flexibility.
Pilates primarily targets the core. However, the distinctive exercise patterns and movements bring a plethora of additional benefits to other areas of the body. The Diploma in Pilates concentrates on mat work and involves slow, precise movements with emphasis on controlled breathing.
Teaching Pilates Matwork can open doors for you within the fitness industry. Whether you are already a gym instructor, personal trainer or an exercise to music instructor , a Pilates Instructor Course could be for you. Furthermore, a Diploma in Pilates makes a perfect gateway course. It could get you on the first rung of the fitness industry ladder.
Pilates Instructor Course
Pilates instructors have a passion for helping people of all ages to improve their posture, balance, strength and flexibility. Achieving your Diploma in Pilates Matwork will enable you to specifically design appropriate one-to-one programmes. This will be particularly beneficial for clients with lower back pain. You will also be able to plan and instruct group classes. Similarly, Pilates is regularly used as a strategy to rehabilitate injuries and to address muscle imbalances, as well as develop overall strength and fitness.
In addition to learning and perfecting Pilates exercises and their effect on core strength and stability, you will also develop your skills as a coach. A Diploma in Pilates Matwork will vastly enhance your understanding of anatomy and physiology. This in turn provides the necessary foundation for practical posture and movement screening; preparing you to teach Pilates classes and help clients wherever possible.
Why Should I Do This Course?
Completing a Pilates Instructor Course will help you to gain employment or become self-employed as a Pilates Instructor. A Diploma In Pilates qualification is internationally recognised. As a result you will be able to work one-to-one with individuals and with groups. At the end of the course you will be able to identify and address specific needs of individuals. You will possess the knowledge necessary to design Pilates group classes, tailoring intensity to suit the needs of individuals.
Whether Pilates is your passion or you are looking to gain new skills, this course is for you. It will contribute to your ongoing professional development.
Completing a Diploma in Pilates has given many fitness instructors a competitive edge. That edge can often lead to employment within a health and fitness club. Likewise, for those with an entrepreneurial spirit, the new skills they have acquired have enabled them to pursue their dreams. Becoming a self employed Pilates Instructor offers huge potential for community based classes. Such is the appeal of Pilates, you will find a diverse range of class attendees. Cyclists, runners, weightlifters and swimmers all attest to the befits of Pilates and the way it complements their chosen sport.
How Is The Diploma in Pilates Instructor Course Delivered?
When you book your Diploma in Pilates Instructor Course you will be sent a student guide, manuals and login details to your online learning portal. You will be assigned a telephone support tutor who will guide your through every step of your learning. The telephone support process involves online quizzes followed up with interactive teaching over the phone. 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 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.
How Will I Be Assessed?
- Video practical assessment delivering a pre-prepared Pilates matwork 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 Will I Need?
You do not require any previous fitness qualifications to enrol onto a pilates instructor 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.
What Will I Learn?
- 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 Qualification 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 Can I Pay?
You can either pay your course fees in full with an early bird discount or you can choose to opt for a ‘pay as you study’ payment plan. We would just require a small deposit and then you can choose to pay for the course over 12, 24, 36 or 48 months period. To find out more on payment options please contact your Course Adviser free on 0800 999 6664.