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  • Pregnant client on an exercise mat Pregnant client on an exercise mat

    Pre and Postnatal Pilates Teacher

    £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
    • 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
  • Participants performing Pilates exercises for low back pain Participants performing Pilates exercises for low back pain

    Pilates Back Pain Specialist

    £1970.00

    Courses

    • Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates
    • Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma
      • Level 3 Nutrition for Physical Activity
    • Level 4 Exercise for Low Back Pain Certificate

    Key Content

    • Planning, Programming and Teaching Pilates Exercises
    • Principles of Mat Pilates
    • Pathophysiology of Various Medical Conditions
    • Planning Pilates Exercises for Referred Clients
    • Exercise Considerations and Modifications for Low Back Pain

    Courses

    • CV Connect
    • 12 months ongoing career support
    • 18-20 weeks to qualify
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    Payment Options

    • Pay in full

      Total payable £1871.50 5% discount £98.50
    • 6 month payment plan

      1 x £290 and 5 x £286 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £1970
    • 12 month payment plan

      1 x £147 and 11 x £143 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £1970
  • Pilates instructor helping a participant with correct alignment Pilates instructor helping a participant with correct alignment

    Master Pilates Teacher

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

    Get Connected

    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.

    CV Connect

    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
    HFE graduates receive 12 months on-going HFE graduates receive 12 months on-going

    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 countryHFE 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  
    Manchester – Didsbury

    5-6 Jan / 19-20 Jan / 2-3 Feb (2019)

    £895.00

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    London – Barbican

    5-6 Jan / 19-20 Jan / 2-3 Feb (2019)

    £895.00

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    London – Barbican

    12-13 Jan / 26-27 Jan / 9-10 Feb (2019)

    £895.00

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    Worthing

    19-20 Jan / 2-3 Feb / 16-17 Feb (2019)

    £895.00

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    Dudley

    26-27 Jan / 9-10 Feb / 23-24 Feb (2019)

    £895.00

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    Bath

    2-3 Feb / 16-17 Feb / 2-3 Mar (2019)

    £895.00

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    Durham

    16-17 Feb / 2-3 Mar / 16-17 Mar (2019)

    £895.00

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    Manchester – Didsbury

    16-17 Feb / 2-3 Mar / 16-17 Mar (2019)

    £895.00

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    Preston

    16-17 Feb / 2-3 Mar / 16-17 Mar (2019)

    £895.00

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    London – Barbican

    16-17 Feb / 2-3 Mar / 16-17 Mar (2019)

    £895.00

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    Glasgow

    23-24 Feb / 9-10 Mar / 23-24 Mar (2019)

    £895.00

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    Cardiff

    23-24 Feb / 9-10 Mar / 23-24 Mar (2019)

    £895.00

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    Doncaster – Rossington

    23-24 Feb / 9-10 Mar / 23-24 Mar (2019)

    £895.00

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    London – Barbican

    23-24 Feb / 9-10 Mar / 23-24 Mar (2019)

    £895.00

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    Dudley

    23-24 Mar / 6-7 Apr / 20-21 Apr (2019)

    £895.00

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    York – Nether Poppleton

    30-31 Mar / 13-14 Apr / 27-28 Apr (2019)

    £895.00

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    Manchester – Didsbury

    30-31 Mar / 13-14 Apr / 27-28 Apr (2019)

    £895.00

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    Nottingham

    30-31 Mar / 13-14 Apr / 27-28 Apr (2019)

    £895.00

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    London – Barbican

    30-31 Mar / 13-14 Apr / 27-28 Apr (2019)

    £895.00

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    London – Barbican

    6-7 Apr / 20-21 Apr / 4-5 May (2019)

    £895.00

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    Worthing

    27-28 Apr / 11-12 May / 25-26 May (2019)

    £895.00

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    Cardiff

    4-5 May / 18-19 May / 1-2 Jun (2019)

    £895.00

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    Doncaster – Rossington

    4-5 May / 18-19 May / 1-2 Jun (2019)

    £895.00

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    Manchester – Didsbury

    11-12 May / 25-26 May / 8-9 Jun (2019)

    £895.00

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    Bath

    11-12 May / 25-26 May / 8-9 Jun (2019)

    £895.00

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    London – Barbican

    11-12 May / 25-26 May / 8-9 Jun (2019)

    £895.00

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    Dudley

    18-19 May / 1-2 Jun / 15-16 Jun (2019)

    £895.00

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    London – Barbican

    18-19 May / 1-2 Jun / 15-16 Jun (2019)

    £895.00

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    Preston

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

    £895.00

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    York – Nether Poppleton

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

    £895.00

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    Glasgow

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

    £895.00

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    Nottingham

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

    £895.00

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    London – Barbican

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

    £895.00

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    Manchester – Didsbury

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

    £895.00

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    London – Barbican

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

    £895.00

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    Durham

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

    £895.00

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    Dudley

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

    £895.00

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    Cardiff

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

    £895.00

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    Doncaster – Rossington

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

    £895.00

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    London – Barbican

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

    £895.00

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    Manchester – Didsbury

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

    £895.00

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    London – Barbican

    10-11 Aug / 24-25 Aug / 7-8 Sept (2019)

    £895.00

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    Worthing

    10-11 Aug / 24-25 Aug / 7-8 Sept (2019)

    £895.00

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    York – Nether Poppleton

    24-25 Aug / 7-8 Sept / 21-22 Sept (2019)

    £895.00

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    Bath

    24-25 Aug / 7-8 Sept / 21-22 Sept (2019)

    £895.00

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    Nottingham

    31 Aug-1 Sept / 14-15 Sept / 28-29 Sept (2019)

    £895.00

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    Dudley

    7-8 Sept / 21-22 Sept / 5-6 Oct (2019)

    £895.00

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    Glasgow

    14-15 Sept / 28-29 Sept / 12-13 Oct (2019)

    £895.00

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    London – Barbican

    14-15 Sept / 28-29 Sept / 12-13 Oct (2019)

    £895.00

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    Preston

    14-15 Sept / 28-29 Sept / 12-13 Oct (2019)

    £895.00

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    Manchester – Didsbury

    14-15 Sept / 28-29 Sept / 12-13 Oct (2019)

    £895.00

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    Cardiff

    21-22 Sept / 5-6 Oct / 19-20 Oct (2019)

    £895.00

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    London – Barbican

    21-22 Sept / 5-6 Oct / 19-20 Oct (2019)

    £895.00

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    Doncaster – Rossington

    21-22 Sept / 5-6 Oct / 19-20 Oct (2019)

    £895.00

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    London – Barbican

    26-27 Oct / 9-10 Nov / 23-24 Nov (2019)

    £895.00

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    Manchester – Didsbury

    26-27 Oct / 9-10 Nov / 23-24 Nov (2019)

    £895.00

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    London – Barbican

    2-3 Nov / 16-17 Nov / 30 Nov-1 Dec (2019)

    £895.00

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    Dudley

    2-3 Nov / 16-17 Nov / 30 Nov-1 Dec (2019)

    £895.00

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    York – Nether Poppleton

    9-10 Nov / 23-24 Nov / 7-8 Dec (2019)

    £895.00

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  • Exercise Referral

    Location Practical Attendance Dates Price  
    Cardiff – Llanishen

    19-20 Jan (2019)

    £425.00

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    Manchester – Ashton

    9-10 Feb (2019)

    £425.00

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    York

    16-17 Feb (2019)

    £425.00

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    London – Russell Square

    2-3 March (2019)

    £425.00

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    Doncaster – Rossington

    16-17 Mar (2019)

    £425.00

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    Cardiff

    6-7 Apr (2019)

    £425.00

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    Manchester – Ashton

    13-14 Apr (2019)

    £425.00

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    London – City

    27-28 Apr (2019)

    £425.00

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    Walsall

    27-28 Apr (2019)

    £425.00

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    York

    25-26 May (2019)

    £425.00

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    Doncaster – Rossington

    15-16 Jun (2019)

    £425.00

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    Manchester – Ashton

    22-23 Jun (2019)

    £425.00

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    London – City

    29-30 Jun (2019)

    £425.00

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    Cardiff

    13-14 Jul (2019)

    £425.00

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    Walsall

    3-4 August (2019)

    £425.00

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    Manchester – Ashton

    17-18 August (2019)

    £425.00

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    York

    31 Aug-1 Sept (2019)

    £425.00

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    London – City

    7-8 Sept (2019)

    £425.00

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    Doncaster – Rossington

    14-15 Sept (2019)

    £425.00

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    Manchester – Ashton

    19-20 Oct (2019)

    £425.00

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    Cardiff

    19-20 Oct (2019)

    £425.00

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    Walsall

    9-10 Nov (2019)

    £425.00

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    London – City

    23-24 Nov (2019)

    £425.00

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    London – City

    14-15 Dec (2019)

    £425.00

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  • Pilates for Pre and Postnatal

    Location Practical Attendance Dates Price  
    Manchester – Didsbury

    10 Mar (2019)

    £440.00

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    London – Barbican

    17 Mar (2019)

    £440.00

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    Manchester – Didsbury

    2 Jun (2019)

    £440.00

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    London – Barbican

    9 Jun (2019)

    £440.00

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    London – Barbican

    1 Sept (2019)

    £440.00

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    Manchester – Didsbury

    8 Dec (2019)

    £440.00

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    London – Barbican

    15 Dec (2019)

    £440.00

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  • Pilates for Older Adults

    Location Practical Attendance Dates Price  
    Manchester – Didsbury

    9 Mar (2019)

    £440.00

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    London – Barbican

    16 Mar (2019)

    £440.00

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    Manchester – Didsbury

    1 Jun (2019)

    £440.00

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    London – Barbican

    8 Jun (2019)

    £440.00

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    Manchester – Didsbury

    24 Aug (2019)

    £440.00

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    London – Barbican

    31 Aug (2019)

    £440.00

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    Manchester – Didsbury

    7 Dec (2019)

    £440.00

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    London – Barbican

    14 Dec (2019)

    £440.00

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  • Low Back Pain

    Location Practical Attendance Dates Price  
    Manchester – Ashton

    9-10 Mar / 27 Mar (2019)

    £495.00

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    London – City

    30-31 Mar / 17 Apr (2019)

    £495.00

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    Manchester – Ashton

    1-2 Jun / 19 Jun (2019)

    £495.00

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    London – City

    22-23 Jun / 10 Jul (2019)

    £495.00

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    Manchester – Ashton

    24-25 Aug / 11 Sept (2019)

    £495.00

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    London – City

    14-15 Sept / 2 Oct (2019)

    £495.00

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    Manchester – Ashton

    16-17 Nov / 4 Dec (2019)

    £495.00

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    London – City

    7-8 Dec / 18 Dec (2019)

    £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

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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