Basic Mat Pilates

Included Course: Basic Mat Pilates

Starting with the basics of how to deliver safe and effective tuition in mat Pilates, this highly engaging course goes on to teach you the first 15 modified mat-based Pilates exercises you will need to teach at beginner level.

Please note, you cannot teach Pilates until you have completed the Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates. For this reason, Basic Mat Pilates cannot be purchased independently.

We offer more practical courses around the country and course dates throughout the year than any other provider, giving you more choice and flexibility to build a training programme to suit your needs.

To find your nearest training location and earliest course dates call our friendly Careers Advisers on 01329 829444 or 0800 458 1388.

A recognised exercise teaching qualification and evidence of having passed the Anatomy and Physiology exam covering the current recognised standards.

If your anatomy and physiology accredited prior learning does not meet current standards then you will need to take the Level 2 Anatomy and Physiology multiple-choice theory exam.


  • Anatomy and Physiology e-learning course
  • 2-day practical mat Pilates course


  • Health and safety guidelines
  • The description and application of the Pilates principles
  • The structure of a beginner (mixed ability) class
  • Preparation phase, set-up and mobilisation of the body
  • The safe instruction of a variety of mat-based Pilates exercises and the modifications, adaptations and progressions for each exercise
  • Pilates specific teaching techniques
  • Relaxation and stretching techniques
  • Smooth and effective transitions and class management

"I’ve never done Pilates before; fortunately the Future Fit School of Pilates took me through the basics and my tutor explained everything to me, step by step. The facilities were very good too and I received all the help I needed to be confident in passing my exams and instructing future clients."


There is no formal assessment. However, homework will include question and answer worksheets which will be marked on the course or assessment day. Pilates Access students will also take an anatomy and physiology multiple-choice exam.

Certification for this course will be awarded on completion of the full Level 3 Pilates award.