Learning to Teach Pilates – What Does It Involve?

By: Greg Merriman

The National Qualification in Pilates Matwork Level 1 is designed to enable learners to achieve the appropriate knowledge and skills necessary to teach Pilates movements at beginner level. Pilates can be taught on a one-to-one basis or in a group exercise session and this course is recommended for those individuals who wish to invest in a new rewarding career or for health fitness instructors and Personal Trainers who wish to enhance their earnings.

Entry requirements

Option 1 – Open to all individuals with no formal training or qualification but must have an interest in human movement and anatomy.

Option 2 – Approved Prior Learning Route (APL) route. This option is open to individuals who can demonstrate that they have undertaken formal training in the areas of anatomy and physiology, exercise science, gym instruction, personal training and group exercise. Suitable candidates for this option include qualified fitness instructors and personal trainers.

What can I do with this qualification?

On successful completion of this course candidates will receive the National Qualification in Pilates Matwork Level 1 and will be qualified to deliver Pilates Mat based classes to the general public.

Terms and Conditions

Reading this information will ensure that you understand the commitments involved when taking part on the National Qualification in Pilates Matwork Level 1 course. The points below will also help you to formulate any questions you may have in relation to the course.

It is each student's responsibility to ensure attendance at every tutorial. Such attendance should be in a timely manner as late arrival at tutorials is disruptive for other participants.

In addition to our Code of Ethics and our National Standards and Guidelines, there are rules and regulations regarding personal appearance, conduct, time-keeping, and attendance. Participation on this course assumes your consent to be bound by these conditions.

Payment of course fees at any time guarantees a place on the course, subject to availability. This guarantee is valid up to the specified start date contained within the literature for this course. All course fees are non-refundable.

In order to receive the certificate associated with this course, students must sit final examination and achieve the minimum required pass mark.

All applicants for the National Qualification in Pilates Matwork Level 1 have a responsibility to ensure that they are not suffering from any illness or injury which may prevent their complete participation on the course. Applicants must also ensure that they do not suffer from any communicable disease and furthermore, should they contract such a disease during the term where they are participating on the course, that they will not attend for the duration of the period during which they could infect fellow students.

Once course fees have been paid refunds will not be offered in any circumstances. Should there be a genuine medical or compassionate reason why a student is unable to commence a course where fees have already been paid, they may apply to the Educational Committee to defer their participation to a later date. All submissions to the Educational Committee must be made in writing and sent by post. The decision of the Educational Committee in all such matters is final. The Educational Committee meet on the last Friday of each month and when the last Friday of a month falls on a public holiday correspondence will not be dealt with until the following month.

Examination results and / or certificates will not be issued to any student who has not paid all fees due in respect of the National Qualification in Pilates Matwork Level 1 programme. Course dates and times are may be subject to change.

This article was written by National Training Centre – http://www.ntc.ie – providing Fitness Courses Dublin, Pilates Courses, Sports Massage Courses and Personal Trainer Certification.

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