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About the Course

What you will learn

Unit 1- Anatomy & Physiology for exercise and health

This is an online unit that you study alongside the rest of the course but in your own time. There are plenty of opportunities to get extra teaching time if needed for this unit. Online Homes Study and online open book exam

Unit 2 - Supporting clients to take part in exercise and physical activity

A classroom unit that looks at building relationships with clients so you both get the most out of Pilates classes

Unit 3 - Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment

A class room unit to help you identify health & safety risks within a fitness environment

Unit 4 - Principles of exercise fitness and health This unit will help you to understand the principles of exercise, fitness and health. It is an essential foundation knowledge for all Pilates instructors. Online open book exam

Unit 5 - Principles of Pilates Matwork

Understand the origins of Pilates Matwork, the method and the phases of a class

Unit 6 - Planning Pilates Matwork classes

This unit will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to gather information from clients and then plan appropriate Pilates classes

Unit 7 - Instructing Pilates Matwork classes

We will introduce the skills that you will need to develop in order to deliver a Pilates matwork session

How you will learn

  • Face-to-face teaching & learning

  • Online units

How you will be assessed

  • Coursework

  • Portfolio of evidence

  • Practical demonstration/Assignments

  • Multiple choice examination


Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork


2023 dates:

ALL SATURDAY DATES 10:30am - 4pm

Course Dates

  • 16th September

  • 30th September

  • 14th October

  • 28th October

  • 11th November

  • 25th November - FINAL ASSESSMENT DAY

The online elements can be done in your own time and there may be several LIVE online sessions that you can attend live or watch the recordings at a time convenient to you if needed. Every element must be completed by your practical Pilates assessment day. We want to make our learning open to everyone so please get in touch for further support to join us and begin a fabulous career in Pilates.

Your Instructor

Nicci Rowlands

Nicci Rowlands

After a back injury Nicci ended up with a bulging disc, sciatica and hip, leg and knee pain, she specialised in Pilates for therapy and wellness. The Pilates Reformer changed her whole way of training. She continues to train in therapeutic Pilates. She teaches Reformer Pilates, Mat Pilates, Trigger Point Pilates, Hedgehog 'The Hog' Pilates, Pre/Post natal Pilates, Barre Pilates Method and Aerial Yoga.

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