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Level 3 Pilates Instructor Course

Teach mat Pilates at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels on a one-to-one basis or in group sessions.

Turn your passion into a career with our Level 3 Pilates Instructor Course. Join a highly specialised group of experts when you begin your pilates teacher training journey with us. Gain experience and confidence as you move through your Pilates instructor course, learning all the essential techniques and skills to deliver your own classes.

QUALIFICATIONS

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Mat Based Pilates

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COURSE TYPE

Blended Learning

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LOCATIONS

London, Manchester, Birmingham & Portsmouth (+ over 40 more)

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ACCREDITATION

CIMSPA Endorsed

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Pilates Instructor Course Overview

There are several different styles of Pilates on the market. Future Fit study the original repertoire of Pilates, adapting the exercises to ensure they are usable for the general public and to suit individual needs. Other providers’ style, such as STOTT may vary in tempo, sequencing, breathe patterns and naming of the exercises as they have developed a more contemporary approach. Future Fit stays true to the foundations of the original, classical method.

Each workshop gradually progresses the student in order to develop teaching skills and build on knowledge.

Why choose this Level 3 Pilates Instructor Course?

You can teach & instruct Mat Pilates at all Levels.

The Level 3 Mat Pilates Instructor Course will enable you to teach mat Pilates at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels on a one-to-one basis or in group sessions. You will learn through a mixture of e-learning courses and practical workshops.


Awarding bodies

We are proud that all of our Pilates instructor courses are accredited by VTCT, giving you the prestige of qualifying with an industry-respected qualification at level 3.


Included Qualifications
  • VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Mat Based Pilates

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

Student who have formal fitness teaching qualifications or a Gym Instructing qualification may be able to advance quicker in this course.

Accreditation of Prior Achievement (APA) certificates will also be considered for this award. For example if a student completed a fundamentals workshop and assessment with another provider they could possibly move straight onto the Pilates Intermediate Course – this needs to be approved by the Pilates Specialist

Included Training

This course covers the entire repertoire of Mat Work Pilates exercises that were created by Joseph Pilates. The information delivered covers all the required underpinning theory and teaches the original version exercises plus adaptations and modifications of all 34 exercises to ensure that all ages, sizes and abilities can perform this form of exercise.

What you'll learn

Basic Mat Pilates

The course covers:

  • 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

Intermediate Mat Pilates

The course covers:

  • New ideas for warm-up preparations in the standing and lying position
  • Improver/intermediate level mat Pilates exercises
  • Linking exercises to create effective sequences to intensify and add veriety to your current sessions
  • Techniques on how to modify, adapt and progress each exercise to suit individual needs

  • Common postural types including exercises and stretches to assist in muscle balance which will help improve posture
  • How to modify exercises to offer specific exercises to your participants
  • Correct teaching practice for the exercises learned
  • Guidelines for your practical assessment and case study

Advanced Mat Pilates

The course covers:

  • The study of the Original Repertoire of Pilates as created by Joseph Pilates
  • Analysis of Advanced level mat exercises
  • Effective transitions and sequencing
  • How to modify, adapt and progress each exercise
  • Development of advanced teaching skills

This is an opportunity to come back after qualifying and gain further CPD to develop your skills to teach advanced classes.

We recommend a minimum of 6 months teaching experience to gain the most value from this workshop.

Learning & Assessment

This course is delivered in a blended learning format, i.e. digital e-learning content to support the theoretical elements and practical, tutor-led workshops to hone your practical abilities.

As well as workshops manuals, there is a high volume of resources available for learners across our e-learning, student zone and social media platforms.

Assessment Methods:
  • Exams
  • Online Worksheet Assessment
  • Portfolio
  • Teach a 50-60 minutes Pilates class for mixed abilities

Breakdown

Training & Study
40% 60%
Online Training Practical Workshops
Assessment
50% 50%
Online Assessment Practical Assessment

Pilates Instructor Careers

Pilates strengthens the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing. It has something to offer all ages and levels of ability and fitness, from beginners to elite athletes.

As a Pilates teacher you can make a real difference to the quality of people’s lives by easing shoulder tension, strengthening core muscles and creating greater body awareness to improve posture.


Career Accelerator Programme

Once you have qualified, your Career Accelerator Package will include everything that you need to land that dream job as a Pilates Teacher or to even launch your very own business.

ProZone:

This online resource will guide you through setting up your own social media networks, enabling you to reach and engage with your clients - you wont believe how easy it is!

Free Music Download:

Download up to 20 tracks of PPL free music created by Pure Energy. Offering a wide range of instrumental, covers and sounds to create a cool, calming mood in your classes to help your participants relax and focus. Burn your music to a CD or sync it to an mp3 player and take it with you wherever you go. View Tracks

Career Support

As you are joining the forever industry, you'll be pleased to know that you will receive lifetime support from our specialists and advisors. Once you train with Future Fit, you become part of the family where our aim is to help you succeed in as many ways as we can.

Pilates Instructor/Pilates Teacher

As a qualified Mat Pilates Instructor you will be able to:

  • Run your own classes and work with clients on a 1-to-1 basis.
  • Teach Pilates at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels
  • Run your own weight management clinic, or offer individual consultations

Fees & Funding Options

Our genuine commitment to your career success is why we don’t offer “one size fits all” pricing options.

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Pay in full

Pay the full ammount for your training in one whole lump sum, nice and simple.

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0% finance*

Put down a deposit and then spread the cost of your training with 0% finance*

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Deposit & balance

Put down a deposit and then pay the remaining balance in one lump sum at a later date.

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Pay as you learn

Put down a deposit and then pay for the rest of your training in monthly payments.

Course Dates & Locations

We have over 40 venues across England, Scotland and Wales, including venues in London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Portsmouth and Manchester.

To find a pilates course near you, download the price guide and speak to one of our experience careers advisors.

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Future Fit Ambassadors


Jack Dudfield

Fitness has changed my life because it has given me the drive to succeed, it has been the perfect de-stressor and motivator throughout my life."



Pippa Turley

Follow your passion and you’ll never feel like you do a day's work again in your life. More than ever, people need to look after their health and fitness so professionals in this industry are so important."


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Fitness and training has changed my life and I feel inspired to pass that onto others, which is what prompted me to begin my Personal Training with Future Fit Training."

Frequently Asked Questions

At what point in my training can I start teaching classes?

While you are training you can get student insurance from a company called Balens in order to teach, but you must declare that you are in training and charge a lower rate than you would if you were a fully qualified Pilates Instructor. You will, of course, need a proof of training letter from us in order to do this, and it will also be subject to eligibility criteria.

Can I teach at an advanced level with the standard course?

Yes, by the end of the standard course, you will have been taught all of the original 34 exercises. Your course tutors will have shown you how to modify each of the exercises so that you can teach a mixed ability class, plus you will have experience performing the advanced exercises yourself and learnt the relevant teaching and safety points in preparation for instructing others.

How can I fit my training around my life?

Future Fit Training offers flexible training solutions, which means we build your programme around you, your commitments, and the time you can dedicate to study. If your circumstances change, we simply re-work your training plan. Previous students have taken time out to have babies, change jobs, start work – all sorts of reasons.

Most of the theory that underpins the practical part of our courses is delivered via e-learning. This gives you the freedom and flexibility to study wherever and whenever you want. Also, we deliver the largest number of practical mat Pilates courses in the UK, so you should have plenty of course dates to choose from.

How experienced are the School of Pilates teachers?

The teaching team in the School of Pilates are highly experienced Pilates teachers and expert course tutors. Each tutor must pass a comprehensive teacher training programme within the School of Pilates to ensure you get the high-quality tuition our reputation is built on. They’ll provide you with the knowledge and information you need to achieve your goals and will do everything they can to support and help you succeed.

How much could I earn as a Pilates Instructor?

As with any other job, income for Pilates Teachers varies according to geographical location, skills and experience. Pilates Teachers are typically paid by the hour from £30 to £100 in either an individual or group setting.

Is it better to take the course in Mat Pilates and add on the extra courses at a later date?

This is entirely your choice. If you are new to the fitness industry and ‘testing the water’, our advice would be to complete the standard Mat Pilates Instructor Course in the first instance. This will give you the chance to learn and achieve each part at a pace that suits you. If you are already a fitness trainer or Personal Trainer, we suggest you complete the Exercise Specialist Pilates Instructor Course as this will give you additional qualifications straight away to offer your client base and open further opportunities to you.