Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates
This qualification will enable you to teach Mat Pilates at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Gain the skills and confidence to teach on a one-to-one basis or in group classes.View course
A career as a Pilates Teacher is extremely rewarding. You will have the opportunity to work closely with a diverse range of people to teach the Pilates exercise method and bringing good health and well-being to many people.
We understand that changing careers and learning new skills can be daunting, so we have created this guide to help map out your journey to becoming a qualified, successful Pilates Teacher.
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.
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Following the four simple steps below, will set you on your way for a successful career as a Pilates Instructor.
Pilates teachers need to have a multitude of skills. You should be passionate about Pilates exercise of course, but you should also be a great communicator and love working with people.
Getting to know your class participants and one-to-one clients is vital for sustaining your business. Other skills include being patient, persistent, organised, creative, sociable and most importantly, an effective motivator (as well as being self-motivated).
You don't have to look like a fitness model to be a good Pilates teacher, but you should lead a healthy lifestyle to be a good role model for your clients.
Once you have decided that you have what it takes, the next step is to choose the right qualification. Our Pilates courses will provide you will all of the essential knowledge and training required to qualify confidently as a Pilates teacher. By combining all the benefits of e-learning with interactive weekend courses, our qualifications will make it easy to fit your studies around your work and home life.
As a Pilates Teacher, you will be assisting clients through exercise which will impact on their health and physical wellbeing. To practice safely and cover your business, you will need to obtain Professional Liability Insurance.
Once you have qualified, you will be able to immediately apply for work as a Pilates teacher.
Whether searching online or applying to your favourite gym, there are usually many great opportunities available in almost every location. In addition, for those with an entrepreneurial spirit, once certified you can branch out on your own and start your own private Pilates business.
We offer career support and a host of other resources through our Career Accelerator Package. We ensure you qualify with the highest calibre of education, skills and support.
I have been studying with Future Fit Training for the past year and can honestly say how amazing they are as a training provider. They cover every basis, you get excellent support from the tutors, the online training is intense and thorough, the workshops are fantastic and the tutors themselves are extremely knowledgeable.
Paige Stainton 15 08 2019
I did the level 3 Nutrition Advisor Diploma with these guys. It was amazing, taught me everything I needed to know and has in turn made my income a lot higher. Recommended highly!!
Michael O'Connor 03 04 2019
I had a great time during my training. It was not easy but help was available to get me through. The practical week end sessions were invaluable. I would recommend Future Fit to anyone wanting to become a pilates instructor.
Grazia Giarrizzo 17 12 2018
Future Fit training programme was very straight forward, but I felt I was missing out by not having any hands-on experience with an actual coach/tutor. A lot of my marks were lower than they could have been due to not fully understanding the subject or item as well as I should, but not having a quick reference point available to verify anything was a drawback.
Mick Jowett 27 04 2019
Future Fit Training is fantastic. From the moment I booked my Indoor Cycle Course the whole process was really smooth and everyone I emailed or spoke to was really helpful. On the day of the course, it was fantastic, I cannot thank Future Fit enough!
Nathalie Edwards 04 04 2019
The Pilates Matwork course was detailed, practical and challenging. The course content was delivered in a variety of ways i.e. online learning and face-to-face suiting learning styles. Scott and his team were very helpful at the end of the phone/online. I was lucky enough to walk straight into a Pilates teaching job as soon as I qualified. Thank-you FutureFit!
Anne-Marie 12 03 2019
Nothing is greater than making a client feel great about themselves – inside and out!
I love the philosophy behind the exercise form – not only does it benefit you physically but mentally too. It’s suitable for all ages, and I teach men and women from the age of 16-60!
The School of Personal Training has affordable and flexible payment schemes that mean you can spread the payments over time to suit your individual needs.
Depending on your personal circumstances, help may be available from government-funded agencies, including community-based projects and job centres. There is also a range of specialist industry related schemes for those leaving the armed forces.
Go to 'funding your course' for more information about how to afford your training.
Anyone from the age of 16 can enrol and complete any of our non-practical e-learning courses. Practical courses can only be attended on or after your 18th birthday but can be enrolled on and booked in advance of this.
Nb. Many gyms will accept applicants of 16 years of age, but be aware that if you are planning to work outside of clubs or leisure centres as a Personal Trainer, an Exercise to Music Instructor or a Pilates Teacher, you may not be eligible for the required insurance until you are 18 years old or over.
For more information on course entry requirements and admissions please contact one of our Careers Advisers who will be happy to answer any of your questions.
Yes, our extensive Tutor Support team are on hand by phone, email and Facebook to answer any questions that you may have about your training to ensure you are always fully supported and on track.
All of our courses will run on Windows-based PCs, Apple macs and iPads. We test our courses in a range of browsers but for best results we recommend that you use the latest version of Google Chrome.
During your training, you will be supported by your dedicated training coordinator and our team. You will also be given access to our Student Zone, a study area that is personalised to the courses and diplomas that you have chosen.
We have a dedicated preferential interview scheme in partnership with some of the country’s top health clubs and gyms. This scheme will enable you to get a foot in the door for your future career. We are continually adding to our guaranteed interviews partners, so you can find information on a range of options available to you once you qualify.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Each individual module within your training programme has a specific deadline or time-frame of completion that must be achieved in order to pass. The aim of the deadlines are to encourage you to succeed and ensure that you become qualified. The overall deadline to complete all your courses is 3 years from when you purchased.
In the unfortunate event that you fail an assessment, don't worry, we will fully support you to get back on track with your training and do our utmost to ensure your reassessment is a success. Reassessments may be subject to a small fee - speak to a training co-ordinator to find out more.
Once you have completed your course(s) you will receive your certificate within 6-8 weeks of completion.