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About the Course

Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates Matwork Training Course

What to Expect from the Course

Our 6-week course is for those who are just starting out in the world of teaching Pilates classes.  It’s designed to provide you with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills, ensuring you're well-prepared to begin teaching Pilates Matwork as soon as you qualify. 

What Does the Diploma Cover?

The course blends face-to-face instruction with convenient online units. The face-to-face sessions occur every two weeks, allowing you ample time to practice your Pilates techniques and complete assignments.

Unit 1: Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise and Health

This online unit provides a solid foundation in understanding the human body's intricacies, which is crucial for effective Pilates instruction. You'll have plenty of opportunities for additional teaching time, and it concludes with an online open book exam.

Unit 2: Supporting Clients to Take Part in Exercise and Physical Activity

This classroom unit explores building relationships with your clients, ensuring both you and your clients benefit the most from Pilates classes.

Unit 3: Health, Safety, and Welfare in a Fitness Environment

In this classroom unit, you'll learn to identify health and safety risks within a fitness environment, ensuring a secure Pilates experience for your clients.

Unit 4: Principles of Exercise, Fitness, and Health

This online unit lays the foundation for understanding the principles of exercise, fitness, and health. It's essential knowledge for all Pilates instructors and concludes with an online open book exam.

Unit 5: Principles of Pilates Matwork

Gain an in-depth understanding of the origins, methodology, and phases of a Pilates Matwork class.

Unit 6: Planning Pilates Matwork Classes

Learn how to gather information from clients and tailor Pilates classes to their specific needs.

Unit 7: Instructing Pilates Matwork Classes

This unit equips you with the skills necessary to deliver effective Pilates Matwork sessions.


You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstrations, assignments, and multiple-choice examinations.

The online components can be completed at your own pace, with the option to attend live online sessions or watch recorded versions at your convenience. All course elements must be completed by your practical Pilates assessment day.

Fees & Dates

£999 Pay in Full (Option to pay in two or three instalments)

Course Dates: 

Saturday Course - Group C

  • 8th and 22nd June

  • 6th and 20th July

  • 5th August

  • Assessment date - 17th August

Friday Course - Group D

  • 6th and 20th September

  • 4th and 18th October

  • 1st November

  • Assessment date - 15th November

Saturday Course - Group E

  • 7th and 21st September

  • 5th and 19th October

  • 2nd November

  • Assessment date - 16th November

All face-to-face days are delivered from 10:30 am to 4 pm. 

We are committed to making our learning accessible to all. If you require additional support or have any questions about embarking on a rewarding career in Pilates, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We're here to help you turn your Pilates passion into a fabulous career. Join us today and start your journey towards becoming a certified Pilates instructor!

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Your Instructor

Nicci Rowlands

Nicci Rowlands

Nicci Rowlands - Master Trainer & Lead Tutor

Following a back injury, the Director of PilatEASE Training Academy Nicci Rowlands, ended up with a bulging disc, sciatica along with hip, leg and knee pain. This led Nicci down the path of specialising in Pilates for therapy and wellness. Qualifying as a Pilates Reformer Trainer changed Nicci’s whole way of training. Back Care Pilates and Pilates for Wellness are her absolute passion. After realising there was a regional shortage of UK accredited Pilates Teachers Nicci embarked on the journey of becoming an Active IQ Training Centre to deliver the ONLY accredited training in Pilates - the Level 3 Diploma in Pilates Matwork. She went on to write her own endorsed CPD course in Reformer Pilates. Her passion to have the most confident Pilates Teachers graduating from the PilatEASE Training Academy and learning for life with all the continuous professional development, workshops and discussion groups available to all her students.

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