Training

Become a Teacher

Congratulations for seeking a Pilates Foundation Accredited Teacher Training, the highest standard in Pilates.

Our Accredited Teacher Training Providers (TTPs) are leaders in the Pilates industry and work together to provide comprehensive requirements for Pilates training in the UK.

Pilates Foundation Accredited Trainings are extensive and rigorous, ensuring that as a Pilates Teacher you will feel confident that you can teach a broad range of clients with safety, skill and precision.

 

A Pilates Foundation Accredited Teacher Training is recognised globally as being a worthwhile and professional education at the highest standard.

 

There are 3 training routes to becoming a Pilates Foundation Teacher:

 

Comprehensive Teacher Training

Studio Apparatus and Matwork

  • The Comprehensive Training is for candidates who want to train in the full Pilates Method and repertoire, Studio Apparatus and Matwork.
  • Comprehensively trained teachers work in Pilates studios and Matwork environments.
  • Students gain extensive knowledge of the Pilates Method as a holistic system of movement through a minimum of 1200 training hours over a period of 16-24 months.
  • The training includes in depth coverage of rehabilitation of specialised conditions and comprehensively trained teachers are eligible to join the NHSTA as Complementary Practitioners.

 

Matwork Teacher Training

Matwork and Pilates Principles

  • The Matwork Training is for candidates who want to learn to teach Matwork only in a private, group or fitness environment.
  • Students gain knowledge of the 34 original Matwork exercises, including evolved adaptations and suitable remedial applications.
  • Matwork courses run a minimum 450 training hours, over a period of 9-12 months.
  • This training can be completed on it's own, or as a first step towards becoming a comprehensively trained teacher.

 

Bridging Training

Studio Apparatus training for current Matwork Teachers

  • The Bridging Training is for currently qualified Matwork Teachers who desire to build upon their knowledge of the Pilates Method and learn to teach the full method on the Studio Apparatus.
  • Bridging courses run a minimum of 800 training hours, over a period of 12-24 months and in the end is equivalent to a comprehensive training.
  • The training includes in depth coverage of rehabilitation of specialised conditions and comprehensively trained teachers are eligible to join the NHSTA as Complementary Practitioners.

 

All courses require students to:

  • Complete all requirements of their individual training programme, including all theoretical and practical contact hours.
  • Take regular Pilates classes for themselves, as continuing self-practice is key to learning and teaching Pilates.
  • Observe and assist qualified teachers and practice teaching volunteers.
  • Complete written coursework, including case studies and essay.
  • Pass practical assessments and theory examinations.

 

Each Teacher Training Provider will provide information about their individual courses, entry and completion requirements. Please contact them directly for full details here.

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