Based on Joseph Pilates' original Contrology concepts and techniques, this mat Pilates course opens up a range of avenues for freelance work or self-employment.
Beginning life as ‘Contrology’, Pilates was pioneered in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. Since then, his methods have become a popular form of exercise used for rehabilitation, core strengthening, improved balance and reducing stress levels. Whether it’s studio or leisure-based, this Level 3 Diploma is an essential qualification for those looking to teach Pilates. Discover how the practice has developed since the 20th century, the various interpretations and schools of Pilates, and how Pilates’ original exercise techniques are still used today.
This qualification enables you to work with a wide range of people in a variety of leisure and studio-based settings. It also opens up avenues for freelance work or self-employment. Essentially, your Pilates career is in your hands. The course is supported by qualified Pilates teachers and support tutors who are experts in their field, they provide tailored help and support every step of the way.
Learn more about the history of Pilates, the qualities needed to be a world-class instructor, employment opportunities and more with our detailed ‘Become a Pilates Instructor’ guide.
A qualification in Pilates has many uses and applications. For example, it can be taught in a class or one-to-one setting, or even used by yoga teachers and personal trainers to expand the range of clients they can work with.
From the fundamentals to advanced methods, this YMCA-certificated Diploma covers incorporates a wide-range of Pilates centric information, including:
With constant support from our dedicated support tutors and continuous assessments, we provide you with ample opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and abilities in a practical way.
The final assessments for the Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates include:
All students are required to bring along two healthy participants for day six, the practical assessment day. They will participate in the assessment as class members.
The Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates has no formal prerequisites; however it is strongly advised that you hold a recognised Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification.
In addition to this, you should ideally have experience of performing Pilates exercises or attending classes regularly. This will give you a head start on the course and ensure your technique doesn’t impede your progress.
If you have never performed Pilates before it will be necessary to extend the home-study period and ensure that you are regularly attending 2-3 classes per week in addition to your core studies.
This qualification is worth 20 CPD points; in addition, graduates will be eligible for full Level 3 status.
Take your qualification further by combining it with others, saving money and benefiting from exclusive extras like videos, career support and job opportunities.
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