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An HFE tutor leading Level 4 Mat Pilates instructor training
An HFE tutor leading Level 4 Mat Pilates instructor training

Advanced Level 4 Certificate in Mat Pilates

A Pilates course that is truly ahead of the game

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Level 4 Advanced Certificate in Mat Pilates

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Take your Pilates career to new and exciting heights with this Advanced Level 4 Mat-Pilates course that is truly ahead of the game

  • Course type

    Blended learning

  • Time to qualify

    8-10 weeks

  • Entry requirements

    Level 3 Mat Pilates

  • Accreditations

    Active IQ is the awarding body for HFE's Level 4 fitness qualifications HFE's fitness courses and qualifications are endorsed by CIMSPA

Learn More About This Level 4 Pilates Course

Intro

Our Advanced Level 4 matwork Pilates course is the highest-level Pilates qualification in the UK. If you want to take your career as a Pilates teacher to the highest level, then this is absolutely the Pilates programme for you.

The Advanced Level 4 Pilates certificate is accredited by Active IQ and fully endorsed by CIMSPA. It’s also internationally-recognised meaning the opportunities to use this qualification are incredibly far-reaching.

The course content expands on the classical matwork repertoire, applying more rigour and depth to both the anatomical and applied elements. Additionally, it incorporates more contemporary and scientifically validated research surrounding movement control, dysfunction, impairment and musculoskeletal pain, which is a common reason why many people turn to Pilates.

Combining a period of supported home-study with 6-days of practical attendance, students will have plenty of time to layer their learning, apply what they are taught practically, before being assessed on the final training day.

To be the best then you’ll need to learn from the best. The home-study content boasts over 40 online lectures written and presented by one of our clinical Pilates teachers, who has a vast range of physiotherapy and Pilates-based qualifications and experience. You’ll also receive a comprehensive training manual which explains everything you need to know to achieve the qualification and succeed in this profession.

Similar to our level 3 Pilates course, the advanced level 4 Pilates programme consist of six practical days split over three separate weekends. Our practical weekends are taught by a team of highly experienced subject specialists who will work tirelessly to ensure you develop you advanced matwork Pilates knowledge and skills.

What You'll Learn

Throughout this level 4 matwork programme, you’ll complete a wide-range of theory and practical learning specifically designed to prepare you for a career as an advanced matwork Pilates teacher.

Here’s a brief outline of what you’ll encounter during your journey to become a Level 4 Pilates instructor:

  • Advanced Matwork Pilates Movements and Exercises

  • Movement-based Concepts, Dysfunction and Impairment Syndromes

  • Modern Core Training Approaches

  • Applied and Classic Principles of Pilates

  • Adapting Exercises Using Small Equipment

  • Physical Activity, Pilates and Bone Health

How You'll be Assessed

This level 4 programme comprises of a range of theoretical and practical assessments which are conducted throughout the programme. We’ll supply you with a suggested study guide when you enrol. This guide will breakdown the course into more manageable chunks, helping you to better prepare for these assessments.

  • Case Study

    Movement Analysis

  • Case Study

    Bone Health and Physical Activity

  • Lesson Plan

    Adapting Pilates with equipment

  • Online Worksheets

  • Practical Assessment

    Put everything into practice a deliver a Pilates session just as you would in the real world

Entry Requirements

Entry onto this programme requires that you have achieved, or are working towards a recognised Level 3 Diploma in Matwork Pilates. You will also need to have some practical experience of performing Pilates on a regular basis in a class or on a one-to-one basis.

Those students looking to maximise their impact when entering the Pilates profession may wish to consider one of our Pilates career packages, where they are able to enrol and work towards their level 3 and 4 studies simultaneously.

We also have packages which incorporate our ground-breaking reformer Pilates course.

Timetable

We normally recommend that students take around 6-8 weeks of home-study before their first weekend, and this is based on an hour of study per day.

Here’s a brief overview of the practical weekends:

  • Weekend 1

    Principles and fundamentals of Pilates, postural and movement analysis, advanced matwork Pilates exercise analysis

  • Weekend 2

    Progressive Pilates programming, adapting and regressing Pilates exercises workshops, using small and portable equipment in a matwork session

  • Weekend 3

    Bone health and Pilates, case-study planning guidelines, summative assessment rehearsal with tutor feedback, summative Pilates assessments

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Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates

Using Joseph Pilates’ original Contrology methods, concepts and techniques, we’re proud to deliver the industry’s most popular and comprehensive Pilates instructor training.

The course itself features hours of video lectures presented by a chartered physiotherapist and expert demonstrations of Joseph’s original 34 exercises.

Alongside the wealth of printed and digital learning materials you get on enrolment, you’ll be able to get truly hands-on with three intensive practical training weekends.

Our Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates is accredited by YMCA Awards, fully endorsed by CIMSPA and internationally-recognised by all active leisure employers.

Level 3 Pilates for Pre and Postnatal Clients

This CPD programme combines the Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Instructor course with a one-day specialised workshop focusing on adapting Pilates for pre and postnatal clients.

If you’re looking for a way to make your Pilates classes as inviting and inclusive as possible, then this course is an absolute must-have.

You’ll encounter a range of topics including physical conditions associated with pregnancy, pre and postnatal exercise guidelines, appropriate diet and nutrition recommendations, and how to effectively plan and adapt Pilates classes for your pre and postnatal client base.

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

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


Courses
Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates

Using Joseph Pilates’ original Contrology methods, concepts and techniques, we’re proud to deliver the industry’s most popular and comprehensive Pilates instructor training.

The course itself features hours of video lectures presented by a chartered physiotherapist and expert demonstrations of Joseph’s original 34 exercises.

Alongside the wealth of printed and digital learning materials you get on enrolment, you’ll be able to get truly hands-on with three intensive practical training weekends.

Our Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates is accredited by YMCA Awards, fully endorsed by CIMSPA and internationally-recognised by all active leisure employers.

Level 3 Pilates for Pre and Postnatal Clients

This CPD programme combines the Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Instructor course with a one-day specialised workshop focusing on adapting Pilates for pre and postnatal clients.

If you’re looking for a way to make your Pilates classes as inviting and inclusive as possible, then this course is an absolute must-have.

You’ll encounter a range of topics including physical conditions associated with pregnancy, pre and postnatal exercise guidelines, appropriate diet and nutrition recommendations, and how to effectively plan and adapt Pilates classes for your pre and postnatal client base.

Level 3 Pilates for Older Adults

In the famous words of Joseph Pilates, “Our prime of life should be in the 70s and old age should not come until we are almost 100.” It’s precisely this reason why we’ve combined our Level 3 Exercise for Older Adults course with a specialised hands-on workshop for older adults.

This workshop is designed to help qualified Pilates instructors safely adapt and modify the classic Pilates exercises for the older demographic. In doing so, you’ll not only work towards making your classes more inclusive, but you’ll also stand to widen your client base.

Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma

With this qualification, you’ll be able to work with an expanded range of clients, helping them manage chronic illnesses and conditions like asthma, obesity, arthritis and diabetes.

As the name suggests, the Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma enables you to get involved with exercise/GP referral schemes and work alongside various public and private health organisations referring clients.

The course tackles a wide-range of subjects, including professional practice, pathophysiology of various conditions, programming exercise for medical conditions, the role of medications, and assessing and monitoring referred clients. To really bring the subjects to life, your learning will be enhanced by a range of extensive video lectures presented by a leading GP who is well-versed with exercise referral.

Level 3 Nutrition for Physical Activity

Diet and nutrition are key components when it comes to helping clients achieve their goals and in fact, they can be just as important as exercise. With that in mind, Level 3 Nutrition to Support Physical Activity is a must-have qualification.

In just a few short weeks you’ll have gained the knowledge and real-life solutions to improve the dietary habits of your clients. It’s a great standalone qualification to have but even better and more effective when it’s combined with other disciplines.

Throughout the course, you’ll encounter a range of topics including popular nutrition myths and diets, healthy eating guidelines and weight management best practices.

Level 4 Exercise for Low Back Pain Certificate

Low back pain is an ever-growing problem, not just in terms of the number of people it affects, but the strain it puts on the NHS and the economy.

The Level 4 Low Back Pain Certificate is a specialist qualification that puts you at the forefront of the fight against this chronic and, for many, debilitating condition.

The course comprises of a combination of expert-led practical training that is supported by a range of home-study learning and support materials. These resources include specialist video lectures presented by a leading back pain doctor and author, comprehensive training manuals and ongoing guidance from a dedicated learning support tutor.

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Course content written and delivered by the some of the industry's best physiotherapists and Pilates teachers

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5

    So i have just completed my Level 3 personal training certificate. the schedule of the program was online training coupled with 3 weeks for assessments close to my home which was brilliant. as i didn't have to travel so far.

    Bauerbw226

  • Rating: 4 out of 5

    Prompt service from the off. Online home computer package good and easy to navigate. The tutor always there at the end of the phone to assist you when you need him, but does not hassle you!

    Anonymous

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Hara and Steve were great teachers! Comprehensive materials, good course structure, and varied assessment styles.

    Charlotte

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    I have recently completed the L3 Diploma in Mat Pilates and would like to say how brilliant the course is. Stacey was my tutor and she has gave me some fantastic help and advice from the get go.

    Hannah

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