Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork (Active IQ)

Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork (Active IQ)

Level: Level 3
Course price: 1399.00

Course runs on weekends from 9:30am – 5:30pm.

2020 Dates:

15th/16th Feb, 14th/15th March & 18th/19th April 2020 (Leatherhead)
9th/10th May, 13th/14th June & 11th/12th July 2020 (Southampton)
3rd/4th October, 31st Oct/1st November & 5th/6th December 2020 (Leatherhead)

Course overview:

The Active IQ Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork is at level 3 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework. It also provides access onto The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at level 3.
You can gain the full Level 3 Diploma by enrolling onto this course, attending all the training days and completing the assessments.This is a blended learning course which means you will study the theory elements at home with the course manuals at your pace with online tutor support.

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:

You will learn how to teach Mat Pilates to 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 Models of Behaviour change
  • The Principles of Pilates
  • Advanced Physiology
  • Neurology and endocrinology
  • Teaching skills, group and one-one
  • Progressive and advanced Mat Pilates exercises
  • Using small Equipment
  • Client suitability to specific exercises
  • Advanced postural and spinal assessment
  • Collecting and analysing client information


  • 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
  • Level 3 entry onto the REPs register (Register of Exercise Professionals)
  • 20 REPs CPD points

What next?

  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Designing Pre & Post Natal Exercise Programmes
  • CYQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in the Management of Low Back Pain
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February 15, 2020 to April 19, 2020
May 9, 2020 to July 12, 2020
October 3, 2020 to December 6, 2020
Full payment£1,399.00
Deposit (remaining balance £1049.25)£349.75