Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork (Active IQ)

This qualification gives learners the knowledge and skills needed to plan and instruct safe and effective Pilates matwork sessions.

Course overview

The Active IQ Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork is at level 3 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework.

This is a blended learning course, which means you will have days with your tutor and peers, there is also an element of home study, preparation and revision along with tutor and centre support. Practice and session planning is required to be carried out in your own time in between the training days and leading up to assessment.

You can gain the full Level 3 Diploma by enrolling onto this Pilates instructor training course, attending all the training days and completing the assessments. Assessments involve multiple choice theory papers, worksheets, session planning, Group profiling, client interview and client goals, observed assessment and self evaluation. You are required to bring at least 1 participant to the summative practical assessment.


Nuffield Health, 3 The Crescent, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 8DY United Kingdom

Entry requirements

  • You must be aged 18 years or older
  • A willingness to learn
  • It is ideal that you are already attending Pilates classes

What you will learn

This mat Pilates course will teach you how to instruct a group of individuals and adapt exercises for their different needs and requirements. You will also learn how to prescribe exercises and give advice to individuals with specific postural conditions on a one-one basis.


  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
  • Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • Principles of Pilates Matwork
  • Programme Pilates Matwork
  •  Instructing Pilates Matwork
  • The Principles of Pilates
  • Teaching skills, group and one-one
  • Progressive and advanced Mat Pilates exercises
  • Using small Equipment


  • Invigilated multiple choice theory papers
  • Worksheets
  • Practical observed assessments
  • Assignments

What to do now

  • Complete an online application form, making your deposit or full payment
  • Your training resources will be sent to you in the post
  • Attend your training days and then return for your assessments

What you will achieve

  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork
  • CPD Points and Certificate


£ 1399

You can choose to pay the full price upfront, or a deposit followed by the balance before the course starts.

The price includes

  • Registration with the awarding body, Certificate, Course manual and Learner Assessment Portfolio, Initial assessment, training days with tutor as stated.
  • Support from the centre and tutor on course and via email, WhatsApp group and / or Zoom from the start right through to assessment and beyond.
  • Access to online and recorded Pilates classes.
  • Mock theory papers.
  • A login to our website to access all course materials including handouts, PowerPoints and any additional resources to accommodate your learning.

Upcoming dates

  • 19th & 20th February, 19th & 20th March and 23rd & 24th April 2022
  • 8th & 9th October, 12th & 13th November and 10th & 11th December 2022

This course runs over 6 days from 9.30 to 5.30 each day

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Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork (Active IQ)