An HFE tutor delivering Pilates instructor courses with a Pilates circle
An HFE tutor delivering Pilates instructor courses with a Pilates circle
An HFE tutor delivering Pilates instructor courses with a Pilates circle

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Improve strength, function, and posture using Joseph Pilates' original methods

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Pilates Instructor Courses

Blending pioneering concepts with a modern approach, we deliver the industry's most accessible and highly respected Pilates qualifications.

  • HFE Pilates instructor working with a client HFE Pilates instructor working with a client

    Essentials Pilates Instructor

    £895.00

    Courses

    • Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates

    Key Content

    • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise
    • Planning, Programming and Teaching Pilates Exercises
    • Progressive Pilates Programming
    • Posture for Mat Pilates
    • Using Equipment in a Pilates Class

    Extras

    • CV Connect
    • 50% off REPs membership
    • 12 months ongoing career support
    • 8-10 weeks to qualify
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    Payment Options

    • Pay in full

      Total payable £850.25 5% discount £44.75
    • 6 month payment plan

      1 x £135 and 5 x £132 Minimum deposit £100 Total payable £895
    • Military approved

      Enhanced Learning Credits Resettlement Contact our Careers Team for more information
  • Pregnant client on an exercise mat Pregnant client on an exercise mat

    PPN Pilates Instructor

    £1245.00

    Courses

    • Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates
    • Level 3 Pilates for Pre and Postnatal Clients

    Key Content

    • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise
    • Planning, Programming and Teaching Pilates Exercises
    • Progressive Pilates Programming
    • Adapting Pilates Exercises for Pre and Postnatal Clients
    • Programming Exercise for Pregnant and Postpartum Clients

    Extras

    • CV Connect
    • 50% off REPs membership
    • 12 months ongoing career support
    • 10-12 weeks to qualify
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    Payment Options

    • Pay in full

      Total payable £1182.75 5% discount £62.25
    • 6 month payment plan

      1 x £170 and 5 x £165 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £1245
  • Pilates instructor helping a participant with correct alignment Pilates instructor helping a participant with correct alignment

    Master Pilates Instructor

    £2760.00

    Courses

    • Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates
    • Level 3 Pilates for Older Adults
    • Level 3 Pilates for Pre and Postnatal Clients
    • Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma
      • Level 3 Nutrition for Physical Activity
    • Level 4 Exercise for Low Back Pain Certificate

    Key Content

    • All Pilates Back Pain Specialist Content
    • Exercise Considerations for Older Adults
    • Planning and Teaching Pilates to Older Adults
    • Exercise Considerations for Pre and Postnatal Clients
    • Planning and Teaching Pilates to Pre and Postnatal Clients
    • Planning Pilates for a Range of Medical Conditions

    Extras

    • CV Connect
    • Free REPs membership
    • 12 months ongoing career support
    • 22-24 weeks to qualify
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    Payment Options

    • Pay in full

      Total payable £2622 5% discount £138
    • 6 month payment plan

      1 x £420 and 5 x £418 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £2760
    • 12 month payment plan

      1 x £211 and 11 x £209 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £2760
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  • Pilates students performing exercises with a circle Pilates students performing exercises with a circle
    Pilates students performing exercises with a circle

    REPs

    The Register of Exercise Professionals is the UK's largest register in the health and fitness industry.

    The Register of Exercise Professionals

    Students signing up to the Master Pilates Teacher package get a year's free membership to The Register of Exercise Professionals and easy access to exclusive offers and discounts, insurance, and much more.

  • CV Connect is HFE's exclusive way to connect graduates directly with employers CV Connect is HFE's exclusive way to connect graduates directly with employers
    CV Connect is HFE's exclusive way to connect graduates directly with employers

    CV Connect

    As soon as you complete a course with HFE you'll unlock CV Connect, the new way to instantly connect you directly with the UK's leading gyms and health clubs.

    Get Connected

    Using CV Connect is as simple as uploading your CV, selecting the employers in your area and pressing send.

  • HFE graduates receive 12 months on-going career support HFE graduates receive 12 months on-going career support
    HFE graduates receive 12 months on-going career support

    Career Support

    Our tutors have been there and seen it all before, so they're in prime position to guide you as you begin your personal training journey.

    12 Months of Expert Guidance

    The course is over but support continues, we're here to offer 12 months ongoing career advice if you need it.

One Career. Unlimited Possibilities.

Join our Pilates instructor graduates working with some of the world's leading gyms and health clubs.

HFE graduates work with David Lloyd clubs across the countryHFE graduates with at Virgin Active gyms across the countryHFE graduates work at Nuffield Health facilities across the country
HFE graduates work at Bannatyne gyms and health clubs across the countryHFE graduates work with leading budget gym chain Xercise4LessHFE graduates work with popular fitness brand PureGym

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  • Mat Pilates

    Location Practical Attendance Dates Price  
    Preston
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    Preston Marriott Hotel
    Garstang Road
    , Preston, Lancashire, PR3 5JB

    1-2 Jun / 15-16 Jun / 29-30 Jun (2019)

    £895.00

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    York – Nether Poppleton
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    Bannatyne's Health Club
    1 White Rose Close, York Business Park
    , Nether Poppleton, North Yorkshire, YO26 6RL

    8-9 Jun / 22-23 Jun / 6-7 Jul (2019)

    £895.00

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    Manchester – Didsbury
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    Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club
    Wilmslow Road, Didsbury
    , Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20 5WZ

    22-23 Jun / 6-7 Jul / 20-21 Jul (2019)

    £895.00

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    London – Barbican
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    Thistle City Barbican
    Central Street, Clerkenwell
    , London, Greater London, EC1V 8DS

    22-23 Jun / 6-7 Jul / 20-21 Jul (2019)

    £895.00

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    London – Barbican
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    Thistle City Barbican
    Central Street, Clerkenwell
    , London, Greater London, EC1V 8DS

    29-30 Jun / 13-14 Jul / 27-28 Jul (2019)

    £895.00

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    Durham
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    Bannatyne Health Club
    County Grounds, Chester-le-Street
    , Durham, County Durham, DH3 3SH

    6-7 Jul / 20-21 Jul / 3-4 Aug (2019)

    £895.00

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    Dudley
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    David Lloyd Dudley
    Pensnett Road
    , Dudley, West Midlands, DY5 3YP

    13-14 Jul / 27-28 Jul / 10-11 Aug (2019)

    £895.00

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    Doncaster – Rossington
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    Rossington Community Sports Village
    Bond Street, Rossington
    , Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN11 0BZ

    13-14 Jul / 27-28 Jul / 10-11 Aug (2019)

    £895.00

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    London – Barbican
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    Thistle City Barbican
    Central Street, Clerkenwell
    , London, Greater London, EC1V 8DS

    3-4 Aug / 17-18 Aug / 31 Aug-1 Sept (2019)

    £895.00

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    Manchester – Didsbury
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    Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club
    Wilmslow Road, Didsbury
    , Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20 5WZ

    3-4 Aug / 17-18 Aug / 31 Aug-1 Sept (2019)

    £895.00

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  • Exercise Referral

    Location Practical Attendance Dates Price  
    Manchester – Ashton
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    Village Hotel Ashton
    Pamir Drive
    , Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL7 0LY

    22-23 Jun (2019)

    £425.00

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    London – City
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    Bannatyne Health Club Tower 42
    21B Broad Street
    , London, Greater London, EC2N1HQ

    6-7 July (2019)

    £425.00

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    Walsall
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    Village Hotel Walsall
    Tempus Drive
    , Walsall, West Midlands, WS2 8TJ

    3-4 August (2019)

    £425.00

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    Manchester – Ashton
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    Village Hotel Ashton
    Pamir Drive
    , Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL7 0LY

    17-18 August (2019)

    £425.00

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    Cardiff
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    Village Hotel Cardiff
    29 Pendwyallt Road
    , Cardiff, South Wales, CF14 7EF

    31 Aug-1 Sept (2019)

    £425.00

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    York
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    David Lloyd York
    St John's Playing Field
    , York, North Yorkshire, YO10 3LG

    31 Aug-1 Sept (2019)

    £425.00

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    London – City
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    Bannatyne Health Club Tower 42
    21B Broad Street
    , London, Greater London, EC2N1HQ

    7-8 Sept (2019)

    £425.00

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    Doncaster – Rossington
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    Rossington Community Sports Village
    Bond Street, Rossington
    , Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN11 0BZ

    14-15 Sept (2019)

    £425.00

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    London – Maida Vale
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    Bannatyne Health Club Maida Vale
    4 Greville Road
    , London, Greater London, NW6 5HZ

    28-29 Sept (2019)

    £425.00

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    Manchester – Ashton
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    Village Hotel Ashton
    Pamir Drive
    , Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL7 0LY

    19-20 Oct (2019)

    £425.00

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  • Pilates for Pre and Postnatal

    Location Practical Attendance Dates Price  
    Manchester – Didsbury
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    Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club
    Wilmslow Road, Didsbury
    , Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20 5WZ

    2 Jun (2019)

    £440.00

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    London – Barbican
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    Thistle City Barbican
    Central Street, Clerkenwell
    , London, Greater London, EC1V 8DS

    9 Jun (2019)

    £440.00

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    Manchester – Didsbury
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    Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club
    Wilmslow Road, Didsbury
    , Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20 5WZ

    25th Aug (2019)

    £440.00

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    London – Barbican
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    Thistle City Barbican
    Central Street, Clerkenwell
    , London, Greater London, EC1V 8DS

    1 Sept (2019)

    £440.00

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    Manchester – Didsbury
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    Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club
    Wilmslow Road, Didsbury
    , Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20 5WZ

    8 Dec (2019)

    £440.00

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    London – Barbican
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    Thistle City Barbican
    Central Street, Clerkenwell
    , London, Greater London, EC1V 8DS

    15 Dec (2019)

    £440.00

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    London – Barbican
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    Thistle City Barbican
    Central Street, Clerkenwell
    , London, Greater London, EC1V 8DS

    15 Mar (2020)

    £440.00

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    London – Barbican
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    Thistle City Barbican
    Central Street, Clerkenwell
    , London, Greater London, EC1V 8DS

    7 June (2020)

    £440.00

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    London – Barbican
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    Thistle City Barbican
    Central Street, Clerkenwell
    , London, Greater London, EC1V 8DS

    30 Aug (2020)

    £440.00

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    London – Barbican
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    Thistle City Barbican
    Central Street, Clerkenwell
    , London, Greater London, EC1V 8DS

    13 Dec (2020)

    £440.00

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  • Pilates for Older Adults

    Location Practical Attendance Dates Price  
    London – Barbican
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    Thistle City Barbican
    Central Street, Clerkenwell
    , London, Greater London, EC1V 8DS

    8 Jun (2019)

    £440.00

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    Manchester – Didsbury
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    Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club
    Wilmslow Road, Didsbury
    , Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20 5WZ

    24 Aug (2019)

    £440.00

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    London – Barbican
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    Thistle City Barbican
    Central Street, Clerkenwell
    , London, Greater London, EC1V 8DS

    31 Aug (2019)

    £440.00

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    Manchester – Didsbury
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    Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club
    Wilmslow Road, Didsbury
    , Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20 5WZ

    7 Dec (2019)

    £440.00

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    London – Barbican
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    Thistle City Barbican
    Central Street, Clerkenwell
    , London, Greater London, EC1V 8DS

    14 Dec (2019)

    £440.00

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    London – Barbican
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    Thistle City Barbican
    Central Street, Clerkenwell
    , London, Greater London, EC1V 8DS

    14 Mar (2020)

    £440.00

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    London – Barbican
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    Thistle City Barbican
    Central Street, Clerkenwell
    , London, Greater London, EC1V 8DS

    6 June (2020)

    £440.00

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    London – Barbican
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    Thistle City Barbican
    Central Street, Clerkenwell
    , London, Greater London, EC1V 8DS

    29 Aug (2020)

    £440.00

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    London – Barbican
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    Thistle City Barbican
    Central Street, Clerkenwell
    , London, Greater London, EC1V 8DS

    12 Dec (2020)

    £440.00

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  • Low Back Pain

    Location Practical Attendance Dates Price  
    Manchester – Ashton
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    Village Hotel Ashton
    Pamir Drive
    , Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL7 0LY

    1-2 Jun / 19 Jun (2019)

    £495.00

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    Manchester – Ashton
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    Village Hotel Ashton
    Pamir Drive
    , Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL7 0LY

    24-25 Aug / 11 Sept (2019)

    £495.00

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    London – City
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    Bannatyne Health Club Tower 42
    21B Broad Street
    , London, Greater London, EC2N1HQ

    14-15 Sept / 2 Oct (2019)

    £495.00

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    Manchester – Ashton
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    Village Hotel Ashton
    Pamir Drive
    , Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL7 0LY

    16-17 Nov / 4 Dec (2019)

    £495.00

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    London – City
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    Bannatyne Health Club Tower 42
    21B Broad Street
    , London, Greater London, EC2N1HQ

    7-8 Dec / 18 Dec (2019)

    £495.00

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    London – City
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    Bannatyne Health Club Tower 42
    21B Broad Street
    , London, Greater London, EC2N1HQ

    28-29 Mar (2020)

    £495.00

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    London – City
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    Bannatyne Health Club Tower 42
    21B Broad Street
    , London, Greater London, EC2N1HQ

    20-21 June (2020)

    £495.00

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    London – City
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    Bannatyne Health Club Tower 42
    21B Broad Street
    , London, Greater London, EC2N1HQ

    12-13 Sept (2020)

    £495.00

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    London – City
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    Bannatyne Health Club Tower 42
    21B Broad Street
    , London, Greater London, EC2N1HQ

    5-6 Dec (2020)

    £495.00

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You Deserve the Best

Course content written and delivered by the some of the industry's best physiotherapists and Pilates teachers.

Your Route to Pilates Success

We're with you every step of the way. Fanatical support, excellent resources and real employment opportunities as standard.

Home Study

Personalised Tutor Support

Unlimited phone and email support at your fingertips

Student Manuals

Print and digital manuals, via the HFE app, available as standard

Mock Tests

An extensive range of tests to prepare you for your theory exams

Online Video Lectures and Pilates Posture Demonstrations

Go in-depth and get the online classroom experience at home

Face-to-Face

Theory Workshops

Maximise your knowledge with the help of our expert course tutors

Practical Pilates Workshops

Discover how to apply your newfound knowledge in a live Pilates environment

Complete Assessments

Throughout your course you'll complete online, theory and practical assessments

Achieve Qualification

Upon completion of the programme, you'll be awarded with an internationally-recognised qualification

Career Progression

CV Connect

Our Pilates graduates get the exclusive opportunity to put their CV in front of 100s of employers

Career Guidance

The course is over but support continues, we're here to offer 12 months ongoing career advice if you need it

Partner Support

We've secured a range of exclusive discounts on insurance, supplements, equipment from Pilates-Mad, FitPro, NearYou and more

FAQs

From course content to career progression, we've answered the most frequently asked questions about our Pilates instructor courses.

How much prior knowledge or experience do I need?

Ideally, you will already hold a recognised Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification, however this isn’t mandatory and there are no formal prerequisites.

It would also be beneficial if you had experience of performing Pilates exercises or attending regular classes. If you don’t have any experience, it’s not a problem – you’ll just need to ensure that you give yourself more time to complete the home-study activities before attending your course.

Once I've qualified, where can I find work?

Qualified Pilates instructors are highly sought after in the fitness industry and there are a wide-range of opportunities open to them.

While this list is far from exhaustive, instructors can work in private health clubs, dance studios, holiday resorts, local authority leisure centres and even work on a one-to-one basis with clients from the comfort of their own home. It’s also quite common for Pilates teachers to work in the rehab sector alongside physiotherapists and massage therapists.

How is this Pilates course delivered?

In order to get the most out of our students, we use a blended learning model for our courses. This simply means that you'll engage in a period fully supported home study, complemented by face-to-face practical workshops. The number of days that you’ll be required to attend will depend on the specific package that you select. Throughout your course, you’ll have full access to a team of industry-leading support tutors and award-winning learning materials and resources.

What will I learn on my Pilates course?

Generally speaking, this course will teach you everything you need to know to be a competent teacher. You’ll learn about anatomy, physiology, the history of Pilates, the principles of the method, how to programme a Pilates session and the best ways to teach the exercises.

For a more detailed look at the various units, please visit the Pilates course page.

Are your Pilates instructor courses recognised?

Our Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates is certificated by YMCA Awards, the industry's original awarding body. We're also accredited by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) and endorsed by CIMSPA.

Are there opportunities to progress once I've qualified?

Many of our graduates choose to further their studies and increase their opportunities once they have completed their course. Yoga is especially common because it has many parallels to Pilates.

Personal trainers and sports massage therapists will also find this Pilates instructor qualification as a useful add on to their services.

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    "HFE is the ultimate fitness training provider, without a doubt their personal training courses are the best in the industry."

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    (Hunter from Gladiators)

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    (World No. 1 Squash Player - 2016)

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    (Team GB Olympic Pole Vaulter)

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    (International Fitness Presenter)

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Great content, great support, would highly recommend.

    Vicki

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Their support and guidance throughout was brilliant, I could not fault them. Everyone is assigned a tutor who you can contact by phone or email whenever you needed their support. Mine was really helpful and was their to help me progress throughout the course at my own pace!

    Hayley Butterworth

  • Rating: 4 out of 5

    Support from the onset was very good with both e-mail and telephone contact from my Learner Support Tutor. If I needed to contact the centre, the staff was always very helpful and quick to solve my query. It felt like you were an individual completing the course and not just a number on their books.

    Anonymous

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    I recently did my Level 2 Gym Instructor and Level 3 PT qualifications with HFE and had a fantastic experience. I work full time so wanted to study in my own time but also have support available when I needed it.

    Stephen Lavery

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