Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Mat Pilates (YMCA Awards)

Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Mat Pilates (YMCA Awards)


Introduction

We are very pleased to be able to offer our Diploma in Teaching Mat Pilates as three study options. Online with face to face workshops,  live streaming taught in your own home or our face to face attendance option. Our Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Mat Pilates is delivered by our international presentation team tutor,  Gill Cummings-Bell, Lorraine Young, Alex Proctor and Jo Everill-Taylor. Book your place today to start your incredible journey into teaching and sharing the Pilates Method with others.

You can attend this course fully in the comfort of your own home or face to face in our studios in Edinburgh or Maidenhead.  Which ever is your preferred study method you can now take your Pilates Diploma instructor training. 

Why Choose Drummond Education/MK Pilates?

When deciding who to take your Studio Reformer Instructor training with, it is important to understand the delivery of the course and which repertoire will be taught. A frequently asked question is should I train on the reformer using the ’Traditional/Classical’ repertoire or the more modern ‘Contemporary’ repertoire. Our answer to that question is your course provider should offer you both. Why? Contemporary takes the traditional repertoire and modifies it for a more modern contemporary approach. We believe that to adapt and modify exercises for your clients well, you should firstly know and understand the full repertoire as part of the apparatus system then you can take all of your knowledge and skills into the adaptations, contemporary changes and modifications. Drummond Education offer a course that does exactly this. Built with the expertise of one of the introducers of Pilates to the UK, Michael King using the traditional repertoire and developed with the Drummond clinical training team to meet the needs of modern day clients and their ever growing needs. On the Drummond course you are taught the best of both worlds. Why limit yourself to just one of these options. 

You can build this up to gain your fully comprehensive certificate if you want to learn how to teach on the whole of the apparatus system or you can take the course as the stand alone reformer certification. Within the Drummond/MK certification you gain your stage one and stage two reformer certification. You can also add your group reformer training day or your therapy reformer if you would like to teach either of these target groups. It is important to add these if you see yourself working in larger reformer groups or with clients with musculoskeletal conditions. You can add them now or later. 

What do students who have taken our course say about us?

It was a fabulous course. It was so interesting and valuable for personal development as well as looking at it with a teachers eye. It wasn’t an overload of information but was challenging. It was great to be with a like-minded group with different backgrounds where we focussed on working together and helped each other but had fun along the way. The studio and facilities are superb as well as spotless. Your teaching style is so engaging and there was not one point where I thought what time is it – not even for lunch. It was great. I also wanted to say all instructions from the office have been great with a friendly delivery. It made me feel relaxed about coming and prepared for starting the course. (Isabelle 2023)

Option 1 Diploma in Teaching Mat Pilates Blended Face to Face Attendance £1495

You can take the Diploma in Teaching Mat Pilates (accredited by  Active IQ,  AIQ) as a blended programme with your theory and practical modules as an online programme that you can study straight away and in your own time, together with your practical 4 day programming and delivery practical module taught by face to face attendance in our Maidenhead venue in Berkshire or our Edinburgh venue.  These face to face teaching days will give you that rounded hands on experience of working with the Pilates Method, other students and our international team of tutors.

We are currently offering the full face to face (Option 1 Above) Pilates Diploma certification together with two additional programmes at no additional cost.  Your full Online Level 3 Award in Supporting Pre and Post Natal Clients with Exercise and Nutrition so that you can teach pre and post natal clients using your Pilates method and your Children’s Fitness and Pilates course which allows you to teach 5-15 year olds using your Pilates method. Everything you need to be fully qualified in Pilates and teach these groups and individuals.

Choose this option in the select options add to cart and choose your dates and venue.

Option 2 Diploma in Teaching Mat Pilates Live Streaming Attendance but at home £1295

You can take the Diploma in Teaching Mat Pilates (accredited by  Active IQ,  AIQ) as a blended programme with your theory and practical modules as an online programme that you can study straight away and in your own time, together with your practical 4 day programming and delivery practical module taught by live streaming from our Maidenhead venue in Berkshire but you login on the attendance days from your home or home studio on your own computer. The best of both worlds. Fully taught but in the comfort of your own home. Choose this option in the select options add to cart and choose your dates.

Option 3 Diploma in Teaching Mat Pilates Full Online Programme with One Day Attendance at a formative workshop day in either Edinburgh or Maidenhead £895

You can take the Diploma in Teaching Mat Pilates (accredited by  Active IQ,  AIQ) as a full online programme with your theory and practical modules as an online programme that you can study straight away and in your own time, together with attendance on a (minimum) one day face to face formative workshop module and a one day practical assessment day in our Maidenhead venue in Berkshire or our Edinburgh. Study in your own time at your own pace but benefit from the formative workshop where you can touch base with the tutor and other students and get hands on and feedback to help you with your delivery of the Pilates Method. A great cost effective option with ongoing support. You can also ask for a one tutorial at any time. Choose this option in the select options add to cart and choose the online self study option no fixed dates. 

Whichever option you choose as your study method, this Pilates Diploma instructor training course gives you the best of both worlds. A classical/traditional mat Pilates Diploma combined with the latest research on restorative movement and the traditional Pilates Method. It has been developed by our leading clinical physiotherapist and international Pilates coaches. You can build this module towards your Fully Comprehensive Diploma one module at a time or flow them altogether from the start.  You can complete this qualification as the Classical Mat Pilates Diploma course or as a Classical Mat Pilates Diploma with extended course modules. These modules can extend your teaching repertoire. The classical mat pilates course teaches you the Joseph Pilates classical mat method of delivery of the 34 classical mat positions with, and without small mat equipment. You will learn how to apply the genius of his method to your teaching and how to sequence the exercises through the mobility phase through progression into the full classical mat position. 

Extended Course Option

We also offer an extended course with two choices of how to extend your diploma.  You will attend the same full mat Pilates option above from either the face to face option, the live streaming taught option or the fully online self study option and choose one of the options below to extend your diploma and Pilates teaching for the additional cost as below. 

Option 1: You can extend your course by adding the Level 4 Pilates Therapy Exercise course mat module option. This course will teach you how to adapt your Pilates method for clients that present with musculoskeletal conditions using Mat Pilates.  This will cost an additional £500. 

Option 2: You can extend your course by adding The Foundation Studio Reformer certification. This course will teach you the stage 1 and stage 2 repertoire from the MK/Drummond Reformer Pilates training stage 1 and 2. This course will not only qualify you to teach studio reformer one to one but also group reformer classes. This will cost an additional £500

The Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Mat Pilates Diploma and training is exactly the same diploma and training days which ever option you choose. The difference in the extended option is the additional certificates.  If you prefer different modules to build your programme please do let us know as we can bespoke the programme for your needs. You can also combine two level 3 programmes together. 

What our learners say: “The Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Mat Pilates course and your fantastic support have proven instrumental in my desire to learn more and continue helping people with my newly found skills.” MM, Dec 2021 “Although I am new to the industry, I feel like I have been given the tools to be a really good instructor, I am always going to be conscious of the purpose of each exercise and the anatomy behind it.” (JL, Oct 2020)

This Pilates Diploma Instructor Training course is internationally accepted and recognised by EMD UK,  YMCA Awards & CIMSPA

Career Advice

Whether you would like to take this course, or just want to talk to someone and ask questions to gain some career advice, we are always happy to hear from you. You can email us on admin@drummondeducation.com or telephone us on 0203 326 3009 and we would be delighted to give you the most current industry advice. the Drummond Team is available for help on any topic,  any Monday to Friday 10.00 a.m to 4.00 p.m.

Green Policy

As an organisation our environmental policy is to print as little as possible. With this in mind all of our courses have downloadable manuals on your own online learning centre. You can download these to your own computer and you can keep them for life 

Diploma in Teaching Mat Pilates

Price: £895.00£1,995.00

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Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Mat Pilates (YMCA Awards)

£895.00£1,995.00

This accredited qualification is recognised by Active IQ & CIMSPA and will be awarded 20 REPS CPD points and 10 CIMSPA Endorsed Points

 

What Will I Study?

  • Application and adaptation of the original 34 exercises to plan and deliver sessions suitable for a wide selection of clients and/or classes
  • The use of Pilates exercise as corrective exercise for kinetic chain dysfunction and postural abnormalities
  • How to plan progressive programmes both for group sessions and one to one personal training sessions
  • Evolving Pilates into functional exercise
  • Exercise sequencing model (unique to Drummond Education developed by our leading Clinical team)
  • Detailed teaching skills, observation and correction techniques
  • The use of small equipment to focus or challenge your clients including , blocks, bands and balls

How Long Does The Classical Mat Diploma Course Last?

  • Pre-reading & self study with attendance on 3 modules or the choice of live streaming or studying online. 
  • Anatomy & physiology – 1 day
  • Classical Mat Pilates  – 3 days
  • Practical assessment – 1 day
  • Pre and Post Natal Online Training Programme
  • Fitness Instructing Children’s Fitness & Pilates Online Training Programme

How Long Does The Classical Mat Diploma Extended Course Last?

All of the modules above for the Classical Mat Diploma and in addition the 3 extra modules below

Who Is The Course Suitable For?

  • Individuals 16 years or over
  • Those wishing to pursue a career in teaching Pilates both to individuals and in group sessions
  • Individuals already running sessions but lacking a formal qualification

What Qualifications Are Needed?

  • No qualifications or experience are required to take this course however you must have been attending pilates classes as a participant for a minimum of 8 weeks prior to the start of your practical training days.
  • If not already a qualified fitness instructor you can also take the level 2 anatomy day without charge.  These are included in the price of the full course

How Is It Assessed?

  • Multiple-choice theory exam(s)
  • Case study and progressive programme
  • Personal pilates practice
  • Worksheets
  • Direct observation of a taught session

 

Are There Any Books Or Special Equipment That Need To Be Purchased?

  • No, all course materials will be provided

What Can The Qualification Lead To?

  • The ability to teach Pilates both group and one to one with improved knowledge and skills, and with an internationally recognized qualification

Terms and conditions apply to all Drummond Education programmes. Read more >

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This accredited qualification is recognised by Active IQ & CIMSPA and will be awarded 20 REPS CPD points and 10 CIMSPA Endorsed Points

 

What Will I Study?

  • Application and adaptation of the original 34 exercises to plan and deliver sessions suitable for a wide selection of clients and/or classes
  • The use of Pilates exercise as corrective exercise for kinetic chain dysfunction and postural abnormalities
  • How to plan progressive programmes both for group sessions and one to one personal training sessions
  • Evolving Pilates into functional exercise
  • Exercise sequencing model (unique to Drummond Education developed by our leading Clinical team)
  • Detailed teaching skills, observation and correction techniques
  • The use of small equipment to focus or challenge your clients including , blocks, bands and balls

How Long Does The Classical Mat Diploma Course Last?

  • Pre-reading & self study with attendance on 3 modules or the choice of live streaming or studying online. 
  • Anatomy & physiology – 1 day
  • Classical Mat Pilates  – 3 days
  • Practical assessment – 1 day
  • Pre and Post Natal Online Training Programme
  • Fitness Instructing Children’s Fitness & Pilates Online Training Programme

How Long Does The Classical Mat Diploma Extended Course Last?

All of the modules above for the Classical Mat Diploma and in addition the 3 extra modules below

Who Is The Course Suitable For?

  • Individuals 16 years or over
  • Those wishing to pursue a career in teaching Pilates both to individuals and in group sessions
  • Individuals already running sessions but lacking a formal qualification

What Qualifications Are Needed?

  • No qualifications or experience are required to take this course however you must have been attending pilates classes as a participant for a minimum of 8 weeks prior to the start of your practical training days.
  • If not already a qualified fitness instructor you can also take the level 2 anatomy day without charge.  These are included in the price of the full course

How Is It Assessed?

  • Multiple-choice theory exam(s)
  • Case study and progressive programme
  • Personal pilates practice
  • Worksheets
  • Direct observation of a taught session

 

Are There Any Books Or Special Equipment That Need To Be Purchased?

  • No, all course materials will be provided

What Can The Qualification Lead To?

  • The ability to teach Pilates both group and one to one with improved knowledge and skills, and with an internationally recognized qualification

Terms and conditions apply to all Drummond Education programmes. Read more >

Upcoming Dates


Date Venue Notes

17-Mar-2024
24-Mar-2024
07-Apr-2024
Maidenhead Development Centre Face to Face

17-Mar-2024
24-Mar-2024
07-Apr-2024
Live Streaming At Home

12-May-2024
19-May-2024
02-Jun-2024
Maidenhead Development Centre Face to Face

12-May-2024
19-May-2024
02-Jun-2024
Live Streaming At Home

27-Apr-2024
28-Apr-2024
11-May-2024
Edinburgh Face to Face

Testimonials


I have always returned to Drummond for top quality training. Live streaming feels much the same as being in a centre, a wonderful experience. Can't wait to use my new qualification. Thank you Drummond