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Pilates Level 4 Specialist Exercise Diploma

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Why choose the Pilates Level 4 Specialist Exercise Diploma?

The Level 4 Exercise Specialist Diploma will give you the breadth of knowledge and information to elevate your career potential, cement your current exercise understanding and expand your skills.

This Level 4 diploma consists of three additional specialist courses not included within our other diplomas. Not only will you be able to offer rehabilitative exercise for people suffering with low back pain, you will be able to advise on nutrition and weight management, plus accept exercise referrals from GPs.

Our award-winning Pilates courses are recognised as the best in the industry by employers and awarding bodies alike. Our career-proof training programmes surpass the industry minimum.

Blended Learning

This diploma 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.

Career Accelerator Package

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

Expert Guides & Resources

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.

Recognised Accreditation

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.

Course Specifics

This course covers everything from the Level 3 Specialist Diploma in Mat Pilates, alongside 3 additional courses.

Level 3 Nutrition and Weight Management

This course covers:

  • Influence on eating habits
  • Introduction to nutrition principles
  • Protein, fat and carbohydrate
  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Fluids
  • Energy balancing
  • Dietary assessment
  • Weight management
  • Food labelling
  • Diet and common health conditions
  • Practising as a nutrition adviser
  • Setting up a nutrition and weight management programme
  • Evaluation and assessment
Level 3 Exercise Referral for Health Management

The course covers:

  • How to develop an exercise referral scheme
  • Physical activity, health and well-being
  • Health and lifestyle screening
  • Fitness testing
  • Exercise prescription
  • Orthopaedic diseases such as arthritis and osteoporosis
  • Cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension
  • Diabetes Type 1 and Type 2
  • Pulmonary diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • The overweight and obese client
Level 4 Low Back Pain Exercise Specialist

The course covers:

  • How back pain is treated and the scientific evidence for the effectiveness of common treatments including, medication, manual therapy, psychotherapy and exercise
  • How to work as part of a multidisciplinary team in the management of clients’ low back pain
  • The anatomy of the spine and its associated structures concerning back pain
  • The different types of low back pain and their diagnosis
  • The motivational processes, models and techniques used with lower back pain clients to encourage adherence to long term beneficial lifestyle changes

Over 40 venues across the UK

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 take a look at our list of locations or call our friendly Career Advisers on 01329 829444 or 0800 4581388 to find out earliest course dates.

Pilates Level 4 Exercise Specialist

Payment Option 


Upfront Payment 


Pay the amount for your course in full 


Upfront Deposit 


Pay a deposit then settle the full balance at a later date 


Pay As You Learn 


Spread the payments over a number of months to suit your budget. Deposit starting from only £175 


Flexible payment schemes to suit you

We make it easy and affordable for you to achieve your dream career without compromising on the quality of your learning experience or even more importantly, your future career. Don't be fooled by companies offering cheaper, diluted training which you might live to regret.

At Future Fit we offer a high-quality training experience with lots of face-to-face practical workshops, first class student support services and real-life assessments that will prepare you for a long and successful career in the fitness industry.

If you are unable to pay for your training upfront, simply tell us how much you can afford each month and we’ll look to find a payment plan which is tailored to suit your needs.

We also offer many other ways to fund your training such as, payment in full, pay a deposit and balance. We also accept ELCAS for Armed Forces personnel. Please contact us for further information.

Here's everything you need to know before you start:

In this Diploma you will learn:

Level 3 Nutrition and Weight Management
Level 3 Exercise Referral for Health Management
Level 4 Low Back Pain Exercise Specialist

By the end of this diploma you will:

Offer nutrition advice to your clients to support their Pilates practice
Expand your client base via GP referrals
Adapt your Pilates routines to support those with mobility complaints such as lower back pain

Career Accelerator Package

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 diploma.

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 Specialist Diploma in Mat Pilates and comprises:

Pilates Equipment

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

Music Created by Pure Energy

Students will be able download 20 tracks of PPL free music from a good range of instrumental, cover versions, sound alike releases offering over 60 mins worth of music.


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.

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More FAQ's
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 diploma course?

Yes, by the end of the standard diploma, 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 Diploma 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 Diploma in the first instance. This will give you the chance to learn and achieve each part of the Diploma at a pace that suits you. If you are already a fitness trainer or Personal Trainer, we suggest you complete the Specialist Diploma as this will give you additional qualifications straight away to offer your client base and open further opportunities to you.