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Level 4 Mat Pilates Instructor Course

Expand your existing scope of clientele, working one-to-one, including special populations such as pre and post-natal and those with Common Orthopaedic Conditions.


Transcend Level 4 Diploma in Instructing Mat Pilates (+1 more)

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Course Overview

This Level 4 Pilates course will build upon existing knowledge gained from the completion of the Level 3 Mat Pilates Instructor course. When studying this course you will benefit from greater awareness and understanding of movement analysis and learn how to conduct both static and movement assessments. You will be able to identify the factors that can limit the effectiveness of joint position and range of movement.

This Pilates course will arm you with new tools and skills as a Pilates teacher to programme effective exercises for your clients, whether this is on a one-to-one basis or within a group class.

Why choose the Level 4 Mat Pilates Instructing Course?

In addition to offering basic, intermediate, and advanced Pilates classes, you will:

  • Be able to support pre & postnatal women
  • Gain a wide scope of knowledge for bone health to support clients
  • Understand modes of progression and regression in a Pilates environment

The Pilates method is unique and takes time and application to learn as a participant as well as an instructor. The more skills that you can develop, the more confident you will feel in your ability to correct techniques and progress your clients effectively. The Level 4 Pilates will enhance your existing training and take your expertise to the next the level, building your credibility as an instructor.

Awarding bodies

We are proud that all of our Pilates instructor courses are accredited by Transcend, giving you the prestige of qualifying with an industry-respected qualification at level 4.

Included Qualifications
  • VTCT Level 3 Award in Adapting Physical Activity for Antenatal and Postnatal Clients
  • VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Mat Based Pilates

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this Level 4 Pilates Course require you to be qualified at a Level 3 Diploma in Pilates. We also recommend a minimum of 3 months of teaching experience.

Included Training

This course covers the entire repertoire of Mat Work Pilates exercises at an advanced level, identifying the technical and physical demands of the exercises and how to adapt, modify and progress the movements. You will analyse each movement and identify the skills necessary as a teacher to effectively instruct advanced exercises.

Understanding movement analysis in depth will enhance your credibility as an instructor, build your confidence when working with clients and open a wider scope of opportunity.

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 variety 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 Pialtes

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.

Pre- and Postnatal Exercise

This course covers:

Part 1: Pre and Post-natal Exercise - Theory

  • Physiological changes and physical problems during pregnancy
  • Benefits and risks of exercise during pregnancy
  • Safe exercising during pregnancy
  • Benefits and risks of post-natal exercise

Part 2: Pre and Post-natal Exercise - Assessment

  • Exercising guidelines during pregnancy
  • Preparing to exercise
  • Assessment information

Pilates for Common Orthopaedic Conditions

The course covers:

  • Common spine, hip and knee conditions
  • Common shoulder and elbow conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hypermobility
  • Exercise considerations

Pilates with Small Equipment

The course covers:

  • The purpose of small equipment in a mat Pilates class
  • Safe and effective use of a range of small equipment in a Pilates class
  • Using small equipment to change the intensity or focus of Pilates exercises
  • Identifying and correcting poor exercise technique when using small equipment in Pilates

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.

The units will be studied via a range of online learning, live webinars and face-to-face practical training to fully understand and analyse the classical movements to an advanced level, and to develop the skills necessary to conduct postural and movement assessments.

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:
  • Live virtual teaching clinics
  • Face-to-face practical course
  • Case study and worksheet


Training & Study
55% 45%
Online Self Study Face to Face or Virtual
50% 50%
Online Assessment Face to Face Assessment

Level 4 Pilates Instructor Careers

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.

This course not only qualifies you as a Pilates teacher, but also widens scope and opportunity to work with a wide range of clients and special populations. Provide the ability to teach advanced classes, or attract a niche market, such as elite athletes or dancers

It includes CPD courses that will support development as a Pilates teacher and provides ideas and innovations for programme design.

Career Accelerator Programme

Qualify as a Pilates instructor with Future Fit and be fully confident your exciting new venture will be off to a flying start with our Platinum Career Accelerator Package - included with this course.

Our in-house industry experts, all successful Pilates instructors, have carefully selected everything you need to catapult your new career.

The Platinum Career Accelerator Package comes included with the Level 4 Mat Pilates Instructor Course:

Pilates Equipment:

Quality Pilates equipment from the physical company. The pack contains 6 essential props that will help you to prescribe a wide range of exercises. You’ll also enjoy a special discount code with 10% off any Physical company product.


This is a 30-day free trial to the ProZone, an online training platform, accredited by CIMSPA. You will have access to training videos, resources and articles on various topics, from 4 strands; Business, Nutrition, Training and Coaching to enhance your knowledge in these areas.

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.

Facebook Zone Access

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.

Antenatal & Postnatal 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
  • Create bespoke Pilates routines for new and expectant mothers
  • Be able to create bespoke Pilates routines for clients with mobility considerations such as Arthritis or Hypermobility
  • Instruct clients on the safe use of equipment in your Pilates routines

Fees & Funding Options

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


Pay in full

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


0% finance*

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


Deposit & balance

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


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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Level 3 Mat Pilates Instructor Course Locations

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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.