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

Level 4 Certificate in Mat Pilates

A Pilates course that is truly ahead of the game

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Level 4 Certificate in Mat Pilates


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Payment Options

  • Pay in full

    Total payable £1187.50 5% discount £62.50
  • 6 month payment plan

    1 x £195 and 5 x £191 Minimum deposit £100 Total payable £1250

Take your Pilates career to new and exciting heights with this Level 4 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


Our 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 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 level 4 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.


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

Upgrade Your Pilates Qualification

Take your qualification further by combining it with others, saving money and benefiting from exclusive extras like videos, career support and job opportunities.

  • Specialist


    Break down barriers by combining Pilates course with an in-depth PPN workshop

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    • Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates
    • Level 3 Pilates for Pre and Postnatal Clients

    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


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

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    • 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

    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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You Deserve the Best

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

Our Reputation Precedes Us
696 reviews |
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  • James Crossley, also known as Hunter from Gladiators, endorses HFE's fitness courses

    "HFE is the ultimate fitness training provider, without a doubt their personal training courses are the best in the industry."

    James Crossley

    (Hunter from Gladiators)

  • Laura Massaro is a World 1 squash player who studied yoga with HFE

    "The course has really helped me to better understand yoga so that I can improve my performance and remain World No. 1"

    Laura Massaro

    (World No. 1 Squash Player - 2016)

  • Team GB Olympic pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw is an HFE personal training student

    "HFE have produced some of the best materials I have seen in education."

    Holly Bradshaw

    (Team GB Olympic Pole Vaulter)

  • Kardy Laguda is an internationally renowned fitness instructor

    "HFE is the most professional and cutting edge fitness provider I have ever seen."

    Kardy Laguda

    (International Fitness Presenter)

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Excellent support over email and phone, nice locations and excellent training, theoretical and practical as well, thanks!

    Cristi Craiu

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    The course is well constructed using online and three very informative easy to follow manuals with good diagrams/photos etc. I would recommend it to anybody who wants to train as a health and fitness instructor.


  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    I was delighted with my experience with HFE during my period of study for the Diploma in Exercise Referral. From my initial telephone enquiry, through to marking of my final assignment staff were helpful and responsive.

    Graeme Brown

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Great course, the tutors have a unique ability to match the energy and mood of their students.

    Scott Auty

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