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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Pilates Instructor Courses and Qualifications

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

Pilates Instructor Diplomas

Take Pilates further by combining our most popular courses and benefit from exclusive content and more

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Pilates Instructor Courses and CPD

Take a step by step approach to becoming a Pilates or upskill with CPD

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Pilates Instructor Diplomas

Your direct route to Pilates success. Expertly-delivered courses, cutting-edge content, interest-free payment plans and hands-on training at a nationwide venue.

  • Essentials Pilates Instructor

    £895.00

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

    HFE Pilates instructor working with a client

    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
    • Discounted 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
  • PPN Pilates Instructor

    £1245.00

    Become a specialist instructor and break down barriers by combining the Level 3 Mat Pilates course with an in-depth PPN workshop.

    Pregnant client on an exercise mat

    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
    • Discounted 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
  • Master Pilates Instructor

    £2760.00

    All the courses, all the content and all the hands-on training you need to become a leading Pilates instructor.

    Pilates instructor helping a participant with correct alignment

    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
    • Discounted 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 Instructor Exclusives

Enhance your Pilates career with on-going guidance from our support team, graduate discounts and tangible job opportunities.

  • CV Connect is a HFE's exclusive graduate recruitment solution CV Connect is a HFE's exclusive graduate recruitment solution

    Get Connected

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

  • The Register of Exercise Professionals

    Students are entitled to discounted membership to The Register of Exercise Professionals and easy access to exclusive offers and discounts, insurance, and much more.

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

    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

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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    I've recently just completed (and passed! yippee!!) my practical assessment... The weekend contact time with tutors Charlotte and Kim has been superb! super kind, caring, friendly and professional they helped to create an atmosphere that was so conducive to a positive and enjoyable learning experience.

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    I enjoyed my time learning with HFE, I have just completed my level 3 PT and found it to be a great experience. Telephone support was always on hand whenever I had any questions, and when it came to my 3 weekend practical and examinations I found it laid back and not like normal exam conditions.

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