Become a Pilates Teacher
YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates
This qualification enables you to work as a Pilates teacher in a range of environments including employed studio-based settings as well as self-employment offering group or even 1-2-1 Pilates sessions with clients. This qualification also awards 10 CIMSPA points and 20 REPs points.
During the course, you will cover;
Anatomy and physiology specific to needs of exercise and health professionals
Maintaining health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments
Programming safe and effective sessions for a range of clients - including health benefits and healthy eating
Effective communication with clients in order to motivate and provide a client-focused approach
How to programme and teach Pilates in an unsupervised capacity, including planning safe, effective sessions, instructing and self-assessment.
The concept and vital elements of the principles of Pilates within each exercise of the Pilates Method
The breathing engagement concept
Techniques of Pilates within each exercise of the Pilates Method
The 34 Original Pilates exercises including their goals, adaptations and modifications.
Entry Requirement: A basic understanding of anatomy & physiology and experience in Pilates practice.
Unit 1 - Anatomy & Physiology For Exercise And Health - assessed via a multiple choice exam
Unit 2 - Health, Safety And Welfare In A Fitness Environment - assessed via a worksheet
Unit 3 - Principles Of Exercise And Health - assessed via a multiple choice exam
Unit 4 - Know How To Support Clients Who Take Part In Exercise And Physical Activity - assessed via a worksheet
Unit 5 - Programming A Pilates Teaching Session - assessed via a worksheet, client profile, goal setting, 12-week progressive programme, group session overview and plan.
Unit 6 - Delivering A Pilates Teaching Session - assessed via a worksheet, practical delivery, evaluation and reflection.
What course materials will I receive?
Learner Achievement Record for all units,
Online elearning for Anatomy & Physiology unit (Unit 1)
Online elearning for Level 2 Mandatory Units (Units 2, 3 and 4)
Further comprehensive reading list
Plus resources associated with any add-on course chosen.
Some written coursework is completed as pre-course study and for homework during the workshop dates.
Multiple choice exams and practical observations are completed during the course days.