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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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Improve strength, function, and posture using Joseph Pilates' original methods

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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.

Internationally-recognised Pilates qualifications

Highly sought after by UK employers

Our Pilates courses are REPs and CIMSPA approved

Pilates Instructor Career Packages

Your direct route to Pilates 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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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

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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 £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

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Specialist

£1245.00

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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

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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Content

  • 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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Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Mat Pilates
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Level 4 Low Back Pain Certificate
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Level 3 Nutrition to Support Physical Activity
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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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    Fab course! During my fitness level 2 NVQ I've met some helpful, amazing people who pushed me to pass and complete all my work and finish my course! I think the online tasks and worksheets are very helpful and provide many facts! I must mention the help and support I received from my personal/online tutor.

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    My support tutor was always encouraging and fun to speak to on the phone - his personality alone was motivating and the phone calls were scheduled regularly to keep the learning momentum going.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5

    The course covered everything I needed to complete the course. Instruction and support was helpful and encouraging. I particularly enjoyed the webinars.

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    My second course just completed, only a space of a few months between level 2 and level three. The way HFE balance their courses and requirements make it possible to complete courses in a time fame that fits individual requirements. The development was seamless, many thanks for a well delivered course, great content and user friendly arrangements.

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