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YMCA Awards Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates
Qualification aim:

To equip the learner with the knowledge and practical skills required to plan, deliver, manage and evaluate a safe, effective and progressive adapted mat based Pilates programme.

Pre-requisitesA level 2 or 3 Fitness Instructing qualification 

Diploma elements:
Level 3 Pilates

Level 3 Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health*

Level 2 Mandatory Units (part of all Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing qualifications) 

(Note:  If you do not hold these qualifications they can be done via e-learning and must be completed before you attend the practical element of the course, please contact us for details)

Course format: This is a face to face learning course of 5 days plus a day for the assessment.

Course cost:
£550 for the Pilates element only  
Click here for a booking form 

If you require the theory elements below please contact us for a booking form.
  • £150 for Level 3 A&P OR Level 2 Mandatory Units

  • £795 for all three elements of the Diploma

  • Course content:

     The course covers:

    *  The history and principles of Pilates

    *  Different schools and approaches

    *  The benefits of Pilates

    *  The 34 original exercises 

    *  The skills and qualities of a Pilates teacher

    *  Relevant anatomy and physiology 

    *  Screening and risk stratification

    *  Planning and instructing a Pilates session

    *  Progressing the Pilates exercises



    The Diploma is assessed via worksheets, a case study and practical examination. There are worksheets and theory papers for the Level 2 mandatory units  and the Level 3 A&P.


    The assessment takes place approximately 6 - 8 weeks after the course


    Dates:  To hold a course at your venue please contact us.

    Pilates workshops
    We will be running the following workshops shortly, contact us for details of dates and venues:
    *Pilates in pregnancy
    *Pilates flow
    *Pilates and men
    NOTE:  You will need to hold the Level 3 Pilates qualification to gain REPs points for these