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 Pilates Diploma

Pre and Postnatal Pilates Teacher £1145.00

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

Pilates Back Pain Specialist £1245.00

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

Master Pilates Teacher £1945.00

  • 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

Course Dates

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  • Mat Pilates

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

    24.06.17

    23.07.17

    24th, 25th June, 8th, 9th July, 22nd, 23rd July

    £795.00

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    Dudley

    01.07.17

    30.07.17

    1st, 2nd July, 15th, 16th July, 29th, 30th July

    £795.00

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    London - Barbican

    15.07.17

    13.08.17

    15th, 16th, 29th, 30th July, 12th, 13th August

    £795.00

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    Manchester - Didsbury

    05.08.17

    03.09.17

    5th, 6th Aug, 19th, 20th Aug, 2nd, 3rd Sept

    £795.00

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    London - Barbican

    05.08.17

    03.09.17

    5th, 6th Aug, 19th, 20th Aug, 2nd, 3rd Sept

    £795.00

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    Doncaster - Rossington

    19.08.17

    17.09.17

    19th, 20th Aug, 2nd, 3rd Sept, 16th, 17th Sept

    £795.00

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    Dudley

    09.09.17

    08.10.17

    9th, 10th Sept, 23rd, 24th Sept, 7th, 8th Oct

    £795.00

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    Manchester - Didsbury

    16.09.17

    15.10.17

    16th, 17th Sept, 30th Sept, 1st Oct, 14th, 15th Oct

    £795.00

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    London - Barbican

    16.09.17

    15.10.17

    16th, 17th Sept, 30th Sept, 1st Oct, 14th, 15th Oct

    £795.00

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    Cardiff

    23.09.17

    22.10.17

    23rd, 24th Sept, 7th, 8th Oct, 21st, 22nd Oct

    £795.00

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    York - Nether Poppleton

    23.09.17

    22.10.17

    23rd, 24th Sept, 7th, 8th Oct, 21st, 22nd Oct

    £795.00

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    Durham

    07.10.17

    05.11.17

    7th, 8th Oct, 21st, 22nd Oct, 4th, 5th Nov

    £795.00

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    Manchester - Didsbury

    28.10.17

    26.11.17

    28th, 29th Oct, 11th, 12th Nov, 25th, 26th Nov

    £795.00

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    London - Barbican

    28.10.17

    26.11.17

    28th, 29th Oct, 11th, 12th Nov, 25th, 26th Nov

    £795.00

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  • Pilates for Pre and Postnatal

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

    18.06.17

    18.06.17

    18th June

    £440.00

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    London - Barbican

    18.06.17

    18.06.17

    18th June

    £440.00

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    Manchester - Didsbury

    08.10.17

    08.10.17

    8th Oct

    £440.00

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    London - Barbican

    08.10.17

    08.10.17

    8th Oct

    £440.00

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  • Pilates for Older Adults

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

    17.06.17

    17.06.17

    17th June

    £440.00

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    London - Barbican

    17.06.17

    17.06.17

    17th June

    £440.00

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    Manchester - Didsbury

    07.10.17

    07.10.17

    7th Oct

    £440.00

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    London - Barbican

    07.10.17

    07.10.17

    7th Oct

    £440.00

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  • Low Back Pain

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

    17.06.17

    05.07.17

    17th, 18th June, 5th July

    £495.00

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    Manchester - Ashton

    08.07.17

    26.07.17

    8th, 9th July, 26th July

    £495.00

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    London - Bloomsbury

    16.09.17

    04.10.17

    16th, 17th Sept, 4th Oct

    £495.00

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    Manchester - Ashton

    23.09.17

    11.10.17

    23rd, 24th Sept, 11th Oct

    £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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    London - Bloomsbury

    23.06.18

    11.07.18

    23rd, 24th June, 11th July (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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    London - Bloomsbury

    08.12.18

    19.12.18

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

    £495.00

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Level 3 Mat Pilates; great course!

    Really good course with excellent support throughout. Very knowledgeable and experienced course tutors and well written and helpful learning materials. Home study support was also really good and any questions that I had following the practical course weekends were always answered.

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Level 3 Mat Pilates

    Great course and great tutors! Online learning support tutor was amazing, really encouraging and nothing was too much trouble. Practical tutors were lovely (and funny!) and the course was really enjoyable.

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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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