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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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Pilates Instructor Courses and Qualifications

Blending pioneering concepts with a modern approach, we deliver the industry's most accessible and highly respected Pilates qualifications. This is backed up by practical workshops and video lectures delivered by some of the most experienced and respected Pilates instructors and teachers in the industry. Learn from the best with HFE.

Internationally-recognised Pilates qualifications

Highly sought after by UK employers

Our Pilates courses are REPs and CIMSPA approved

Pilates Instructor Career Packages

Take Pilates further with our career packages, your direct route to Pilates instructor success. Expertly-delivered mat-based and reformer courses, cutting-edge content, interest-free payment plans and hands-on training at a nationwide venue.

Essentials

Master the core principles, techniques and concepts of Pilates with this Level 3 package

£895.00
  • Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates
  • Level 3 Pilates for Pre and Postnatal Clients
  • Level 3 Pilates for Older Adults
  • Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma
  • Level 3 Nutrition for Physical Activity
  • Level 4 Exercise for Low Back Pain Certificate
  • No formal entry requirements
  • 8-10 weeks to qualify
  • 14-day money back guarantee

From £132 per month with our 0% interest-free payment plans

Specialist

Break down barriers by combining Pilates course with an in-depth PPN workshop

£1245.00
  • Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates
  • Level 3 Pilates for Pre and Postnatal Clients
  • Level 3 Pilates for Older Adults
  • Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma
  • Level 3 Nutrition for Physical Activity
  • Level 4 Exercise for Low Back Pain Certificate
  • No formal entry requirements
  • 10-12 weeks to qualify
  • Become a Pilates specialist

From £165 per month with our 0% interest-free payment plans

Master

All the courses and all the training you need to become a world-class instructor

£2760.00
  • Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates
  • Level 3 Pilates for Pre and Postnatal Clients
  • Level 3 Pilates for Older Adults
  • Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma
  • Level 3 Nutrition for Physical Activity
  • Level 4 Exercise for Low Back Pain Certificate
  • No formal entry requirements
  • 22-24 weeks to qualify
  • The ultimate Pilates package

From £209 per month with our 0% interest-free payment plans

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Essentials

£895.00

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Intro

The Essentials career package has been designed for those looking to master the principles, techniques and concepts of Pilates. We’ve based the content on Joseph Pilates’ original Contrology ideas and exercises as we feel this will ultimately make you a more credible, confident and adaptable instructor.

To ensure you get the most of your Essentials experience, we utilise the blended learning model. This involves a period of home study, backed up by 24/7 access our Learner Engagement, unlimited contact with a dedicated Learner Support Tutor via phone or email, and bespoke hard copy and digital manuals.

The practical workshops and assessments take place at one of our nationwide venues and our flagship centres include London, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow.

From start to finish, the Essentials package provides everything you need to launch a successful Pilates carer and you could be fully qualified and out teaching in as little as 8 weeks.

Content

Becoming a leading Pilates instructor requires incredible attention to detail. This is reflected in the content and learning resources of the Essentials career package. Here’s a taste of what you’ll be encountering on your journey:

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise

  • Planning, Programming and Teaching Pilates Exercises

  • Progressive Pilates Programming

  • Posture for Mat Pilates

  • Using Equipment in a Pilates Class

  • Performing Pilates Exercises

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12 Months of Pilates Career Guidance

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

=HFE fitness courses and qualifications are REPs approved

Discounted REPs Membership

HFE Pilates graduates are entitled to discounted REPs membership which gives you easy access to exclusive offers and discounts, insurance, and much more.

Payment

  • 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
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Specialist

£1245.00

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Intro

Our Specialist career package is all about making you a more adaptable and approachable Pilates instructor, while opening up your potential client base at the same time. Not only do you get the Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates, an essential qualification for teaching classes, but we’ve also included Level 3 Pilates for Pre and Postnatal Clients. This combines our Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Exercise Instructor course with a specific workshop for pre and postnatal clients.

Both courses in the Specialist career package give you access to our Learner Engagement System. It’s here you’ll complete the online part of your learning journey. This is enhanced by bespoke hard copy and digital manuals and unlimited phone and email support from a dedicated Learner Support Tutor.

One of the most appealing things about the Specialist package is you don’t have to complete both courses at the same time. So, you could qualify as a Pilates instructor in 8-10 weeks, start teaching classes and then continue studying for the Level 3 Pilates for Pre and Postnatal Clients course.

Content

The Specialist package includes everything from Essentials, plus a range of content specifically aimed at developing your pre and postnatal knowledge. Here’s what you’ll encounter:

  • 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

Exclusives

=CV Connect is HFE's exclusive recruitment solution

CV Connect

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

=An HFE tutor providing career guidance to a student

12 Months of Career Guidance

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

=HFE fitness courses and qualifications are REPs approved

Discounted REPs Membership

HFE graduates are entitled to discounted REPs membership which gives you easy access to exclusive offers and discounts, insurance, and much more.

Payment

  • 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

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Master

£2760.00

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Intro

It’s very simple, our Master Pilates career package contains all the courses, all the content and all the training you need to become world-class Pilates instructor. In 22 weeks you’ll be fully qualified in teaching Pilates, you’ll be able to tailor classes for pre and postnatal, and older clients, and you’ll be able to work in exercise referral schemes and with those with low back pain.

This package is comprised of the Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates, Level 3 Pilates for Pre and Postnatal Clients, Level 3 Pilates for Older Adults, Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma and the Level 4 Exercise for Low Back Pain Certificate.

With each and every course and qualification, you’ll be supported by a dedicated Learner Support Tutor and have full access to LES, our Learner Engagement System. This is where you’ll access exclusive online video lectures, practice quizzes, lesson plans, workbooks and worksheets.

Alongside your online learning, you’ll also have the opportunity to gain practical training at one of our nationwide venues. Our flagship centres include Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester.

If you have your sights set on becoming the best Pilates instructor you can be and truly helping the most amount of people possible, choose the Master career package.

Content

The Master career package contains all Essentials and Specialist content, plus exercise referral and low back pain content which includes exclusive video lectures from leading medical professions.

Here’s what you’ll encounter on your journey to become a Master Pilates instructor:

  • All Essentials and 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

Exclusives

=CV Connect is HFE's exclusive recruitment solution

CV Connect

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

=An HFE tutor providing career guidance to a student

12 Months of Career Guidance

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

=HFE fitness courses and qualifications are REPs approved

Discounted REPs Membership

HFE graduates are entitled to discounted REPs membership which gives you easy access to exclusive offers and discounts, insurance, and much more.

Payment

  • 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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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

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.

For our Level 3 Reformer Pilates teacher course, the entry requirement is the Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates (or equivalent)

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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    It wasn't long being back home when my tutor phoned me up to jeer me up to pass my theory so every day he would call me up to go through my studying. Within a week i had the confidence to go through my theory exam and to my delight i passed which in my eyes was one of my biggest and proudest moments of my life.

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    No experience of fitness training, just 8 years of attending Pilates classes, so I felt overwhelmed by the course and what was to come. However, I passed, through having support from online learning tutors.

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