Become a Pilates Teacher
YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates (Practitioner)
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.
The Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates (Practitioner) has 6 mandatory units and 1 optional unit.
1 Providing a positive customer experience in the exercise environment
2 Lifestyle management and health awareness
3 Applied anatomy & physiology
4 Principles of planning and delivering group exercise
5 Principles and fundamentals of Pilates
6 Plan and deliver a Pilates session
7 Anatomy and physiology for exercise and fitness instructors
If you don't have any previous anatomy and physiology knowledge or have not achieved an anatomy & physiology unit within the past 3 years, we will recommend that students complete this optional unit.
This qualification is assessed with online and written worksheet questions, multiple choice theory exam(s), a 12 week progressive programme, a group Pilates session plan, practical observation and self-evaluation and reflection.
Anatomy & physiology,
Client screening, goal setting, and risk stratification,
Components, principles and variables of fitness,
Adapting for older adults (50+), young people (13-18years, antenatal/postnatal,
History of Pilates,
Qualities of a Pilates teacher,
Benefits of Pilates,
Principles and fundamentals of Pilates,
Breathing and core engagement concepts,
Performing and teaching the 34 original Pilates exercises along with modifications, progressions and regressions,
Using Pilates to correct postural abnormalities.