Specialist Diploma in Mat Pilates

Future Fit Training's Specialist Diploma in Advanced Pilates qualifies you to teach advanced Pilates. Endorsed by PD:Approval and recognised by REPs and VTCT accredited.

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Specialist Diploma in Mat Pilates

Teach Advanced Pilates Exercises

This Level 3 Specialist Diploma in Mat Pilates combines the Diploma in Mat Pilates with three additional specialist courses. It will enable you to run more inclusive classes, work with a wider range of clients in your community and significantly enhance your teaching skills. In addition to offering basic, intermediate and advanced Pilates classes, you will:

  • Be able to support pre & postnatal women
  • Assist clients to recover from and avoid repeat injuries
  • Support clients with common joint conditions

Whilst this Advanced Pilates Diploma will not qualify you to assess and diagnose joint conditions and common injuries, you will be able to accept specific medical referrals. You will also learn how to use small equipment safely and effectively to change the focus of an exercise or to increase the challenge for participants.

Get your Pilates career off to a flying start with our unique 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 comprehensive Career Accelerator Package - included with this diploma and worth over £665!

Click on the Career Accelerator Package tab, below, or you can download more details on this fantastic feature here.

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Qualify with a certificate in:

  • Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology
  • Basic Mat Pilates
  • Intermediate Mat Pilates
  • Advanced Mat Pilates
  • Pilates with Small Equipment
  • Pilates for Common Orthopedic Conditions
  • Pre & Postnatal Exercise

You'll also receive:

  • Sales and marketing workshop
  • Free business cards and flyers
  • Business start-up consultation
  • Free music
  • Online directory profile to increase your visibility
  • Exclusive discount on Pilates equipment
  • Free social media guide

By the end of this Pilates diploma you will:

  • Be able to teach all levels of mat Pilates
  • Be able to teach Pilates exercises using small equipment or in a group
  • Be able to teach pre and postnatal women
  • Be able to run advanced Pilates classes
  • Be able to provide safe tuition to people who suffer from joint complaints or common injuries

Course specifics:

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 Career Advisers on 01329 829444 or 0800 4581388.

Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology


Online study.


The course is split into five interactive units and includes practice assigmements and mock exams to test your knowledge as you learn. A technical support tutor is available by email or phone to answer your equestions and provide guidance. The course comprises:

  • The skeletal system
  • Muscles
  • The neuromuscular and endocrine systems
  • The cardiovascular system
  • Stability and posture

Basic Mat Pilates


This is a 3 day practical Mat Pilates course.


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


This is a 2-day practical workshop.


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

Advanced Mat Pilates


This is a 2-day practical workshop.


  • Appropriate warm-up preparation phase exercises
  • Advanced level mat exercises
  • Guidelines on class formatting
  • Effective transitions and sequencing
  • How to modify, adapt and progress each exercise
  • The use of imagery to enhance participant technique
  • Correct teaching practice for the exercises leanred
  • Guidelines for your practical assesment and case study

Pre and PostNatal Exercise


Online study


Part 1: Pre and PostNatal Exercise - Theory

  • Physiological changes and physical problems during pregnancy
  • Benefits and resks of exercise during pregnancy
  • Safe exercising during pregnancy
  • Benefits and risks of postnatal exercise

Part 2: Pre and PostNatal Exercise - Assessment

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

Pilates with Small Equipment


1-day practical workshop.


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

Pilates for Common Orthopaedic Conditions


Online e-learning course


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

As this course includes the Level 2 Anatomy and Physiology, there are no prerequisites to booking it.  If you already hold a L2 recognised fitness qualification this may be used as evidence of prior learning and will exempt you from this element of the course. 

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 and worth £665!

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 

Ensure that you’re equipped for an exciting new career as a Pilates teacher with this fantastic package of quality Pilates equipment from the Physical Company, one of the fitness industry’s leading equipment suppliers. 

Music created by FitProMix

Download up to 17 tracks of PPL free music and 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

Business cards & flyers

Flyers will help you maximise sales for your business and drive traffic to your website. And in today's technology driven world, a business card provides a personal touch, helping to keep your business at the forefront of people's minds. View an example

Marketing and sales workshop

Make sure your services are "fully booked" by attending this one-day marketing and sales roadshow run by Fully Booked Formula. You will receive a free a CD which shows you how to get 3 clients in 3 days, and get a free business strategy consultation.

Free business start-up consultation

Receive leading expert business start-up advice from iSYT Fifth Element. A one hour consultation will allow you to quickly get to grips with business accountancy basics and pick up some great tips on how they can save you tax. Find out more.

Social media guide

This online resource will guide you through setting up your own social media networks, enabling you to reach and engage with your clients - you won't believe how easy it is!

Directory profile

Whether you have a website or not, having a profile on fitness, health and wellbeing directories will boost your online visibility and get you found on Google. We've partnered with BeInspired Fitness to get you this visibility.

We are the only health and fitness provider to offer such a wide range of career support services included with our diplomas. Get your new career off to the best start with our Platinum Career Accelerator Package! 

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.

  • Your dream career could be more affordable than you think!
  • Lowest deposit - start training from only £175
  • Spread your payments over a number of months to suit your budget
  • Benefit from our lowest ever monthly payments

Simply let us know how much you can afford and our careers advisers will work out a payment plan to suit you.

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

You can sample our e-learning, below.

Pilates for Common Orthopaedic Conditions demo

If you are already Level 3 qualified, you might want to consider our Level 4 Exercise Specialist Diploma.

Are you ready to become a Specialist Pilates Teacher?

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0800 4581388

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