Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates

If you’ve been thinking of training to be a Mat Pilates Instructor …but don’t know where to start

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Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates

The EnergyWise Academy Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates training course has been mapped 100% to the National Occupational Standards – NOS.

This is currently the highest endorsed standard of Mat Pilates qualification in the UK; other organisations who have reached the standard of Level 3 Certificate in Mat Pilates are Body Control Pilates, Pilates International and YMCA fitness.

Instructors who gain a Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates qualification show commitment, professionalism and a willingness to progress and a clear demonstration that they have exceeded the National Occupational Standard.

There is no need for a Pilates instructor to perform all the advanced moves in their entirety…this can in fact be quite intimidating.

Your ability to appraise your client, advise them how to achieve excellent alignment and then maintain it while they progress through the moves is what makes an inspirational teacher.

At The EnergyWise Academy we are quietly confident that our reputation is growing as a centre of excellence for training inspirational instructors.


Hardly a week goes by without one of our teachers phoning or emailing to say how much they love their job!

Who wouldn’t love a job that helps improve another person’s quality of life and, in many cases, helps clients become pain free after years of suffering?

We have a higher than average pass rate on our training course, but more importantly we are VERY proud to say that 98% of our teachers were teaching Pilates classes within a month of qualifying and quickly reached capacity, mainly as self employed instructors.

Our method of Pilates is called Realistic Pilates as it is for real people with real bodies and real lifestyles – PLUS it has a built-in component of business planning which includes how to cope with a waiting list!

Because we also know this will be the reality…

Who is this course for?

If you would like to know if you could teach Pilates read through the list below and see if you can tick four or more of the attributes. You may not have them all? That’s not a problem.

The one we cannot do without is the right attitude! The rest we can work on… it just may take a little longer.

Qualities of an Inspirational Pilates Instructor Tick
P Physical ability- No need to have a ballet dancer’s body… however your clients need to see a fit and healthy teacher
I Interest – In helping people achieve THEIR best, coupled with a genuine thirst for knowledge
L Listening skills – You need to be able to understand your clients’ needs
A Attitude – You can learn new skills, how to teach, anatomy & physiology etc. BUT nobody can teach you how to have the correct attitude. You either have it or you don’t?
T Time – Patience and a realistic expectation of how long your training will take
E Enthusiasm & Energy – If you are only in it for the money? Forget it!
S Sincerity – Clients need to know that you care more about them during class, than you do about your own image!

How is this course structured?

This Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates comprises 7 units, as set by the National Occupational Standards:

  • Principles of Pilates Matwork (D/602/5324)
  • Programme Pilates Matwork (H/602/5325)
  • Instructing Pilates Matwork (K/602/5326)
  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health (A/600/9017)
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health (A/600/9051)
  • Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity (M/600/9015)
  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment (T/600/9016)

To pass this course you must successfully complete all of the seven units in their entirety including all mandatory practical observations and written assessments.

The EnergyWise Academy prides itself on delivering higher than average training with an emphasis on TEACHING you to teach rather than focusing on your ability to merely demonstrate.

You should complete the course within a year of your start date with more than 125 hours of face to face learning plus the completion of your Learner Achievement Portfolio via home study.
This training course culminates with 2 multiple choice written examinations and a practical observation with a real life examiner.
We are committed to helping all our students achieve a high pass rate and also setting them up with the business skills to start their own small business of teaching classes. A growing number of our past students have gone on to open their own studio and pay tribute to their training with us which give them the confidence to do so.
We offer CPD – Continuing Professional Development and an official mentoring programme as optional extras to ensure you get the best value from your investment.

How much does it cost?

The full cost of this Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates is £2,500.

A deposit of £250 will secure your space. We can offer payment plans at no extra cost, if you would prefer to split the course fee into smaller chunks. We are always happy to help you spread the cost of your investment … we know you will make it back in spades!

Next step? Check out the pre-requisites then fill in the Contact Form below

What happens after that? We will then follow up with an email from The EnergyWise Academy, containing a registration form.

Maximum of ten students per course …don’t miss out!

What is the pre-requisite?

An understanding of basic anatomy and physiology from either a Level 2 fitness qualification or experience as an allied health professional or equivalent is pre-requisite to joining this course.

We also offer a basic anatomy and physiology access course for those who do not already have this knowledge but have experience of taking part in Pilates classes. Please call us on 0131 669 8888 to discuss.

When is the next training course?

Component 1: 25th – 26th  January 2020

Component 2:1st – 2nd February 2020

Component 3: 7th – 8th March 2020

Component 4: 4th – 5th April 2020

Component 5: 2nd – 3rd May 2020

Component 6: 6th – 7th June 2020

Component 7: 29th – 30th August 2020

Component 8:  26th – 27th September 2020

Final Exam day: 10th October 2020

Typical timings: Saturday 9.30am – 5.00pm & Sunday 9.30am – 5.00pm

Where is this training course held?

We are proud to report that we now deliver our training courses in the prestigious Queen Margaret University Sports Centre.

Our Level 2 Gym Instructor and Level 3 Personal Training qualifications have been delivered at QMU Sports Centre by our very own EnergyWise Academy tutors for a couple of years. It makes sense to have all our training courses under one roof and the benefits to you the student are as follows:

  • Excellent parking with no restrictions
  • Lothian bus services right to the door
  • Musselburgh Train Station is on the campus …only 6 mins train ride from Waverley station
  • Starbucks coffee shop on site
  • Maggie’s Café/Bar on site serving snacks, breakfast, lunch & dinners
  • Potential overnight accommodation in student residence (subject to term/holidays)

If you are unsure of where the University is located I have a series of links to help you:

Queen Margaret University


Lothian Buses



Train times and tickets – Musselburgh Station


If you need any help whatsoever with your travel or accommodation plans …don’t hesitate to ask us by sending an email to fiona@energywiseacademy.co.uk


Lesley – Office Administrator
Phone: 0131 669 8888

The EnergyWise Academy