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

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

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Advanced Level 4 Certificate in Mat Pilates

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

Overview

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 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.


Course Structure:

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Home-study

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Practical training

Assessments

Assessment




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. 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.

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.

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

What You'll Learn How You'll be Assessed Learning and Support Materials

What You'll Learn

Throughout this level 4 matwork course, 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 an outline of what you’ll encounter during your journey to become a Level 4 Pilates instructor:

  • Advanced Level Matwork Pilates Movements and Exercise

    Advanced Level Matwork Pilates Movements and Exercise

    • Adaptations to mat-based Pilates using small equipment
    • Adaptations to mat-based Pilates using a standing position
    • Modes of progression and regression
    • Advanced teaching methods
    • Movement assessment and analysis
    • Contraindications and further Pilates adaptations
  • Applied and Classic Principles of Pilates

    Applied and Classic Principles of Pilates

    • ABC principles of Pilates
    • Spinal and pelvic alignment
    • Scapula stabilisation
    • Pilates breathing techniques
    • Centring techniques
    • Classical matwork Pilates repertoire
  • Modern Core Training Approaches in Pilates

    Modern Core Training Approaches in Pilates

    • Muscles of the core
    • Programming core stability
    • Specific core exercises
    • Progressive stabilisation training
    • Progression of motor control exercises
    • Functional integration
  • Movement-Based Concepts, Dysfunction and Impairment

    Movement-Based Concepts, Dysfunction and Impairment

    • Functional anatomy and kinesiology in Pilates
    • Joint and muscle actions
    • Postural disorders and dysfunction
    • Movement impairment syndromes
    • The myofascial system
    • Muscle inhibition and facilitation
  • Physical Activity and Bone Health

    Physical Activity and Bone Health

    • Osteoporosis in the UK
    • Effects of ageing on bone density
    • Risk factors for low bone density
    • Stimulating bone growth with exercise
    • Applying bone health knowledge to support clients
    • Designing physical activity programmes

How You'll be Assessed

Through theoretical and practical assessments, you’ll be suitably challenged on this Level 4 Mat Pilates course. Here’s a summary of the assessment methods you’ll encounter:

50%

Online assessments

  • Case studies
  • Online worksheets
  • Lesson plan
50%

Practical assessment

  • Teach a matwork Pilates session
  • 8 minimum matwork exercises taught to peers
  • Complete in your own time

Learning and Support Materials

Our Level 4 Certificate in Mat Pilates course contains everything you need to pass first time. Here is an overview of some of the resources you’ll receive on the course:

Superior training manuals
Digital training manual

All the technical knowledge you need

Detailed, technically rich textbooks that contain all the information you need to progress your Pilates career. You'll receive both print and digital copies.

Over 30 hours of online, on-demand lecture videos
Online lectures on mobile

A step ahead

Join our resident clinical Pilates Teacher and physiotherapist, Lorna, as she guides you through some of the most advanced Pilates concepts and knowledge available.

Comprehensive study schedule
Home study guide

Week-by-week study guide

Stay focused and on track with our study guide, which advises what you should be studying and when.

Unparalleled support from a dedicated tutor
Support tutors

Here whenever you need us

You’ll have access to a team of professional tutors who will support you throughout your studies and provide feedback so you know you’re on track to achieve.

Aftercare service for you and your career
Online learner engagement system

Advice and guidance, whatever it may be

With CV Connect, you'll gain direct access to employers' inboxes so you stay ahead of the crowd and find that dream job.

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