Become a Pilates Instructor

Pilates is a popular form of exercise pioneered in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. It quickly became known for its rehabilitation, core strengthening, balance improving, and stress level reducing benefits. It’s also a fantastic exercise approach for promoting and correcting posture.

Develop lasting skills and knowledge with our Pilates instructor courses, available at nationwide venues including Birmingham, Manchester and London. Unlimited support and flexible options also help us deliver the best Pilates training experience in the industry.

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packages

Essentials Pilates Teacher £795.00

  • L3 Anatomy and Physiology
  • L3 Pilates Diploma

Pre and Postnatal Pilates Teacher £1145.00

  • L3 Pilates Diploma
  • L3 Anatomy and Physiology
  • L3 Pilates for Pre and Postnatal Clients

Pilates Back Pain Specialist £1245.00

  • L3 Anatomy and Physiology
  • L3 Pilates Diploma
  • L4 Exercise for Low Back Pain Certificate**

Master Pilates Teacher £1945.00

  • L3 Anatomy and Physiology
  • L3 Pilates Diploma
  • L3 Pilates for Older Adults
  • L3 Pilates for Pre and Postnatal Clients
  • L4 Exercise for Low Back Pain Certificate**

**Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma is a prerequisite

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  • Mat Pilates

    Location Start Date End Date Actual Attendance Dates Price  
    London - Barbican

    13.01.18

    11.02.18

    13th, 14th, 27th, 28th Jan, 10th, 11th Feb (2018)

    £795.00

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    Brighton

    20.01.18

    18.02.18

    20th, 21st Jan, 3rd, 4th, 17th, 18th Feb

    £795.00

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    Dudley

    27.01.18

    25.02.18

    27th, 28th Jan, 10th, 11th, 24th, 25th Feb (2018)

    £795.00

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    Bath

    03.02.18

    04.03.18

    3rd, 4th, 17th, 18th Feb, 3rd, 4th Mar (2018)

    £795.00

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    Manchester - Didsbury

    17.02.18

    18.03.18

    17th, 18th Feb, 3rd, 4th, 17th, 18th Mar (2018)

    £795.00

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    London - Barbican

    17.02.18

    18.03.18

    17th, 18th Feb, 3rd, 4th, 17th, 18th Mar (2018)

    £795.00

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    Durham

    17.02.18

    18.03.18

    17th, 18th Feb, 3rd, 4th, 17th, 18th Mar (2018)

    £795.00

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    Preston

    17.02.18

    18.03.18

    17th, 18th Feb, 3rd, 4th, 17th, 18th Mar (2018)

    £795.00

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    Cardiff

    24.02.18

    25.03.18

    24th, 25th Feb, 10th, 11th, 24th, 25th Mar (2018)

    £795.00

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    Doncaster - Rossington

    24.02.18

    25.03.18

    24th, 25th Feb, 10th, 11th, 24th, 25th Mar (2018)

    £795.00

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    London - Barbican

    24.02.18

    25.03.18

    24th, 25th Feb, 10th, 11th, 24th, 25th Mar (2018)

    £795.00

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    Manchester - Didsbury

    24.03.18

    22.04.18

    24th, 25th Mar, 7th, 8th, 21st, 22nd Apr (2018)

    £795.00

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    Dudley

    24.03.18

    22.04.18

    24th, 25th Mar, 7th, 8th, 21st, 22nd Apr (2018)

    £795.00

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    Manchester - Didsbury

    31.03.18

    29.04.18

    31st Mar, 1st Apr, 14th, 15th, 28th, 29th Apr (2018)

    £795.00

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    York - Nether Poppleton

    31.03.18

    29.04.18

    31st Mar, 1st, 14th, 15th Apr, 28th, 29th Apr (2018)

    £795.00

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    London - Barbican

    31.03.18

    29.04.18

    31st Mar, 1st, 14th, 15th, 28th, 29th Apr (2018)

    £795.00

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    Nottingham

    31.03.18

    29.04.18

    31st Mar, 1st, 14th, 15th, 28th, 29th Apr (2018)

    £795.00

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    London - Barbican

    07.04.18

    06.05.18

    7th, 8th, 21st, 22nd Apr, 5th, 6th May (2018)

    £795.00

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    Brighton

    28.04.18

    27.05.18

    28th, 29th Apr, 12th, 13th, 26th, 27th May

    £795.00

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    Cardiff

    05.05.18

    03.06.18

    5th, 6th, 19th, 20th May, 2nd, 3rd June (2018)

    £795.00

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    Doncaster - Rossington

    05.05.18

    03.06.18

    5th, 6th, 19th, 20th May, 2nd, 3rd June (2018)

    £795.00

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    Manchester - Didsbury

    12.05.18

    10.06.18

    12th, 13th, 26th, 27th May, 9th, 10th June (2018)

    £795.00

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    London - Barbican

    12.05.18

    10.06.18

    12th, 13th, 26th, 27th May, 9th, 10th June (2018)

    £795.00

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    Bath

    12.05.18

    10.06.18

    12th, 13th, 26th, 27th May, 9th, 10th June (2018)

    £795.00

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    London - Barbican

    19.05.18

    17.06.18

    19th, 20th May, 2nd, 3rd, 16th, 17th June (2018)

    £795.00

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    Dudley

    19.05.18

    17.06.18

    19th, 20th May, 2nd, 3rd, 16th, 17th June (2018)

    £795.00

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    Preston

    02.06.18

    01.07.18

    2nd, 3rd, 16th, 17th, 30th June, 1st July (2018)

    £795.00

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    York - Nether Poppleton

    09.06.18

    08.07.18

    9th, 10th, 23rd, 24th June, 7th, 8th July (2018)

    £795.00

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    Nottingham

    09.06.18

    08.07.18

    9th, 10th, 23rd, 24th June, 7th, 8th July (2018)

    £795.00

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    Manchester - Didsbury

    23.06.18

    22.07.18

    23rd, 24th June, 7th, 8th, 21st, 22nd July (2018)

    £795.00

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    London - Barbican

    23.06.18

    22.07.18

    23rd, 24th June, 7th, 8th, 21st, 22nd July (2018)

    £795.00

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    London - Barbican

    30.06.18

    29.07.18

    30th June, 1st, 14th, 15th, 28th, 29th July (2018)

    £795.00

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    Durham

    07.07.18

    05.08.18

    7th, 8th, 21st, 22nd July, 4th, 5th Aug (2018)

    £795.00

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    Cardiff

    14.07.18

    12.08.18

    14th, 15th, 28th, 29th July, 11th, 12th Aug (2018)

    £795.00

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    Doncaster - Rossington

    14.07.18

    12.08.18

    14th, 15th, 28th, 29th July, 11th, 12th Aug (2018)

    £795.00

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    Dudley

    14.07.18

    12.08.18

    14th, 15th, 28th, 29th July, 11th, 12th Aug (2018)

    £795.00

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    Manchester - Didsbury

    04.08.18

    02.09.18

    4th, 5th, 18th, 19th Aug, 1st, 2nd Sept (2018)

    £795.00

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    London - Barbican

    04.08.18

    02.09.18

    4th, 5th, 18th, 19th Aug, 1st, 2nd Sept (2018)

    £795.00

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    London - Barbican

    11.08.18

    09.09.18

    11th, 12th, 25th, 26th Aug, 8th, 9th Sept (2018)

    £795.00

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    Brighton

    11.08.18

    09.09.18

    11th, 12th, 25th, 26th Aug, 8th, 9th Sept

    £795.00

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    York - Nether Poppleton

    25.08.18

    23.09.18

    25th, 26th Aug, 8th, 9th, 22nd, 23rd Sept (2018)

    £795.00

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    Bath

    25.08.18

    23.09.18

    25th, 26th Aug, 8th, 9th, 22nd, 23rd Sept (2018)

    £795.00

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    Nottingham

    01.09.18

    30.09.18

    1st, 2nd, 15th, 16th, 29th, 30th Sept (2018)

    £795.00

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    Dudley

    08.09.18

    07.10.18

    8th, 9th, 22nd, 23rd Sept, 6th, 7th Oct (2018)

    £795.00

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    Manchester - Didsbury

    15.09.18

    14.10.18

    15th, 16th, 29th, 30th Sept, 13th, 14th Oct (2018)

    £795.00

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    London - Barbican

    15.09.18

    14.10.18

    15th, 16th, 29th, 30th Sept, 13th, 14th Oct (2018)

    £795.00

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    Preston

    15.09.18

    14.10.18

    15th, 16th, 29th, 30th Sept, 13th, 14th Oct (2018)

    £795.00

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    Cardiff

    22.09.18

    21.10.18

    22nd, 23rd Sept, 6th, 7th Oct, 20th, 21st Oct (2018)

    £795.00

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    Doncaster - Rossington

    22.09.18

    21.10.18

    22nd, 23rd Sept, 6th, 7th Sept, 20th, 21st Oct (2018)

    £795.00

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    London - Barbican

    22.09.18

    21.10.18

    22nd, 23rd Sept, 6th, 7th, 20th, 21st Oct (2018)

    £795.00

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    Manchester - Didsbury

    20.10.18

    18.11.18

    20th, 21st Oct, 3rd, 4th, 17th, 18th Nov (2018)

    £795.00

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    Manchester - Didsbury

    27.10.18

    25.11.18

    27th, 28th Oct, 10th, 11th, 24th, 25th Nov (2018)

    £795.00

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    London - Barbican

    27.10.18

    25.11.18

    27th, 28th Oct, 10th, 11th, 24th, 25th Nov (2018)

    £795.00

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    Dudley

    03.11.18

    02.12.18

    3rd, 4th, 17th, 18th Nov, 1st, 2nd Dec (2018)

    £795.00

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    London - Barbican

    03.11.18

    02.12.18

    3rd, 4th, 17th, 18th Nov, 1st, 2nd Dec (2018)

    £795.00

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    York - Nether Poppleton

    10.11.18

    09.12.18

    10th, 11th, 24th, 25th Nov, 8th, 9th Dec (2018)

    £795.00

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  • Pilates for Pre and Postnatal

    Location Start Date End Date Actual Attendance Dates Price  
    London - Barbican

    18.02.18

    18.02.18

    18th February

    £440.00

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    Manchester - Didsbury

    11.03.18

    11.03.18

    11th March

    £440.00

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    London - Barbican

    13.05.18

    13.05.18

    13th May

    £440.00

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    Manchester - Didsbury

    03.06.18

    03.06.18

    3rd June

    £440.00

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    London - Barbican

    05.08.18

    05.08.18

    5th August

    £440.00

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    Manchester - Didsbury

    26.08.18

    26.08.18

    26th August

    £440.00

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    London - Barbican

    25.11.18

    25.11.18

    25th November

    £440.00

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    Manchester - Didsbury

    09.12.18

    09.12.18

    9th December

    £440.00

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  • Pilates for Older Adults

    Location Start Date End Date Actual Attendance Dates Price  
    London - Barbican

    17.02.18

    17.02.18

    17th February

    £440.00

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    Manchester - Didsbury

    10.03.18

    10.03.18

    10th March

    £440.00

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    London - Barbican

    12.05.18

    12.05.18

    12th May

    £440.00

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    Manchester - Didsbury

    02.06.18

    02.06.18

    2nd June

    £440.00

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    London - Barbican

    04.08.18

    04.08.18

    4th August

    £440.00

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    Manchester - Didsbury

    25.08.18

    25.08.18

    25th August

    £440.00

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    London - Barbican

    24.11.18

    24.11.18

    24th November

    £440.00

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    Manchester - Didsbury

    08.12.18

    08.12.18

    8th December

    £440.00

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  • Low Back Pain

    Location Start Date End Date Actual Attendance Dates Price  
    Manchester - Ashton

    10.03.18

    28.03.18

    10th, 11th Mar, 28th Mar (2018)

    £495.00

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    London - Bloomsbury

    31.03.18

    18.04.18

    31st March, 1st, 18th April (2018)

    £495.00

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    Manchester - Ashton

    02.06.18

    20.06.18

    2nd, 3rd June , 20th June (2018)

    £495.00

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    London - Bloomsbury

    23.06.18

    11.07.18

    23rd, 24th June, 11th July (2018)

    £495.00

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    Manchester - Ashton

    25.08.18

    12.09.18

    25th, 26th Aug, 12th Sept (2018)

    £495.00

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    London - Bloomsbury

    15.09.18

    03.10.18

    15th, 16th Sept, 3rd Oct (2018)

    £495.00

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    Manchester - Ashton

    17.11.18

    05.12.18

    17th, 18th Nov, 5th Dec (2018)

    £495.00

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    London - Bloomsbury

    08.12.18

    19.12.18

    8th, 9th, 19th Dec (2018)

    £495.00

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Venues

Bath

Bath Sports and Leisure Centre
BA2 4ET
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Brighton

David Lloyd Brighton
BN2 5UF
see venue

Cardiff

Village Hotel Cardiff
CF14 7EF
see venue

Doncaster – Rossington

Rossington Community Sports Village
DN11 0BZ
see venue

Dudley

David Lloyd Dudley
DY5 3YP
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Durham

The Graham Sports Centre
DH1 3SE
see venue

London – Barbican

Thistle City Barbican
EC1V 8DS
see venue

London – Bloomsbury

Nuffield Health, Fitness & Wellbeing Gym
WC1N 2AY
see venue

Manchester – Ashton

Village Hotel Ashton
OL7 0LY
see venue

Manchester – Didsbury

Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club
M20 5WZ
see venue

Nottingham

Harvey Hadden Sports Village
NG8 4PB
see venue

Preston

Preston Marriot Hotel
PR3 5JB
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York – Nether Poppleton

Bannatyne's Health Club
YO26 6RL
see venue

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    HFE are a great training company

    HFE are a great training company, from my experience of studying Level 3 Yoga and Level 3 Pilates with them. Their tutors, in this case Yvette, Lindsay and Charlotte are inspirational, caring and responsive, giving a level of dedication and inspiration that, I hope, carries through to my own teaching practice. You come away from an HFE learning experience confident that your learning experience prepares you to be a great teacher.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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 Pilates units, please visit the individual course pages below.

  • 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) who award 20 CPD points for completing this course.

  • 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 will also find this Pilates instructor qualification as a useful add on to their services.

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