Advanced Diploma in
Pilates Matwork Course

Qualify to teach mat based Pilates, from beginners to advanced level.

The Advanced Diploma in Pilates Matwork is open to all individuals, with or without formal training, who have an interest in human movement studies, anatomy and physiology. The programme is accredited by REPs Ireland and YMCA Awards.

Fully Accredited

Course Content

The Advanced Diploma in Pilates Matwork covers all relevant areas you need to become a respected and in-demand Pilates teacher.

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Overview

Successful completion of this Pilates diploma will offer you the opportunity to work within the health fitness industry (gyms, fitness centres, etc.) or in a self employed capacity as a highly respected, and in high demand, Pilates teacher.

Graduates will have the knowledge, skills and qualification to offer safe and effective Pilates instruction to the general public, on either an individual or group basis, in a safe and effective manner.

The Advanced Diploma in Pilates Matwork is accredited at European Qualification Framework (EQF) Level 4. This is the highest standard that can be achieved in qualification as a Pilates teacher in Europe.

 

The programme covers all relevant areas including The complete Joseph Pilates repertoire, Anatomy and Physiology, Pilates small equipment, Pilates group and 1-2-1, Pilates for Special Populations (Pre and post natal, older clients, rehabilitative adaptations, etc.)  and more

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Content

This programme covers all relevant aspects of anatomy and physiology to ensure graduates have all the knowledge they need to offer safe and effective instruction for their Pilates clients.

The complete Joseph Pilates repertoire is taught to students on this course. There is also an instruction DVD covering the full repertoire and these videos are also available online to students via the NTC Learning Portal.

The development of a strong and stable core is the key to improved and pain free function. Understanding static and dynamic posture is essential in the promotion of sound functional movement.

The Role of the Pilates Instructor module provides students with an introduction to the relevant sales and marketing skills and knowledge to be able to develop their own Pilates business.

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Fees

The fee for the Advanced Diploma in Pilates Matwork course is €2,295.00.

Places may be booked by payment of a deposit of €695.00 with the balance of €1,600.00 due on the Friday before the course start date.

A discount of €295.00 is available when total fees of €2,000.00 (either in a single payment or by payment of a deposit and balance) are paid at least one calendar month prior to the course start date.

Graduates of the National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training and National Qualification in Neuromuscular Physical Therapy receive a 10% discount off course fees.

The cost of all programme documentation, the instructional DVD and examination fees are included within the course fee.

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Eligibility

The Advanced Diploma in Pilates Matwork is open to all individuals, with or without formal training, who have an interest in human movement studies, anatomy and physiology. People who hold certain existing qualifications are eligible for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) in the anatomy and physiology module and although attendance for these individuals at anatomy and physiology lectures is optional, ALL candidates will be required to sit the Level 3 Theory Examination Paper which is the international standard for certification.

The qualifications which are accepted for RPL are the National Qualification in Pilates Matwork Level 1 (awarded by NTC), National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training, National Qualification in Neuromuscular and Physical Therapy or any fitness instructor qualification awarded at a minimum of EQF Level 3 which has been accredited by REPS Ireland (copy of qualification required).

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Syllabus

The Advanced Diploma in Pilates Matwork programme covers all relevant areas including:

UNIT 1
Exercise and Health Science Knowledge

  • The Skeletal System
  • The Muscular System
  • Blood and Circulation
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Nervous and Endocrine Systems
  • Nutrition and its role in a healthy balanced lifestyle
  • Client Appraisal and information gathering
  • Business Aspects and Self Promotion
  • Principles of Health Related Fitness

UNIT 2
Health safety and welfare in a fitness environment

UNIT 3
How to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity

UNIT 4
Principles and fundamentals of mat based Pilates

UNIT 5
Plan and prepare to instruct a progressive mat based Pilates session (group and 1-2-1)

UNIT 6
Instruct, manage, adapt and evaluate a mat Pilates session (group and 1-2-1)

UNIT 7
Integration of small equipment into the matwork repertoire to include:

  • Foam Roller
  • Balance Board
  • Pilates Ball
  • Mini Ball
  • Therabands
  • Isotoners

UNIT 8
Pilates matwork adaptations for special populations to include:

  • Pre and Post Natal
  • Older Adults
  • Individuals in need of rehabilitative adaptations
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Support

Study is supported through an online Learning Portal with documents and quizzes designed to test each students knowledge as they progress through the course. You can also access the complete original Joseph Pilates repertoire in video format through the Portal. These videos are the same as those provided on the course DVD with availability in the Learning Portal allowing students to view them anywhere on any device. A sample video is shown below.

OVERVIEW

Successful completion of this Pilates diploma will offer you the opportunity to work within the health fitness industry (gyms, fitness centres, etc.) or in a self employed capacity as a highly respected, and in high demand, Pilates teacher.

Graduates will have the knowledge, skills and qualification to offer safe and effective Pilates instruction to the general public, on either an individual or group basis, in a safe and effective manner.

The Advanced Diploma in Pilates Matwork is accredited at European Qualification Framework (EQF) Level 4. This is the highest standard that can be achieved in qualification as a Pilates teacher in Europe.

 

The programme covers all relevant areas including The complete Joseph Pilates repertoire, Anatomy and Physiology, Pilates small equipment, Pilates group and 1-2-1, Pilates for Special Populations (Pre and post natal, older clients, rehabilitative adaptations, etc.)  and more

CONTENT

This programme covers all relevant aspects of anatomy and physiology to ensure graduates have all the knowledge they need to offer safe and effective instruction for their Pilates clients.

The complete Joseph Pilates repertoire is taught to students on this course. There is also an instruction DVD covering the full repertoire and these videos are also available online to students via the NTC Learning Portal.

The development of a strong and stable core is the key to improved and pain free function. Understanding static and dynamic posture is essential in the promotion of sound functional movement.

The Role of the Pilates Instructor module provides students with an introduction to the relevant sales and marketing skills and knowledge to be able to develop their own Pilates business.

FEES

The fee for the Advanced Diploma in Pilates Matwork course is €2,295.00.

Places may be booked by payment of a deposit of €695.00 with the balance of €1,600.00 due on the Friday before the course start date.

A discount of €295.00 is available when total fees of €2,000.00 (either in a single payment or by payment of a deposit and balance) are paid at least one calendar month prior to the course start date.

Graduates of the National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training and National Qualification in Neuromuscular Therapy receive a 10% discount off course fees.

The cost of all programme documentation, the instructional DVD and examination fees are included within the course fee.

ELIGIBILITY

The Advanced Diploma in Pilates Matwork is open to all individuals, with or without formal training, who have an interest in human movement studies, anatomy and physiology. People who hold certain existing qualifications are eligible for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) in the anatomy and physiology module and although attendance for these individuals at anatomy and physiology lectures is optional, ALL candidates will be required to sit the Level 3 Theory Examination Paper which is the international standard for certification.

The qualifications which are accepted for RPL are the National Qualification in Pilates Matwork Level 1 (awarded by NTC), National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training, National Qualification in Neuromuscular and Physical Therapy or any fitness instructor qualification awarded at a minimum of EQF Level 3 which has been accredited by REPS Ireland (copy of qualification required).

SYLLABUS

The Advanced Diploma in Pilates Matwork programme covers all relevant areas including:

UNIT 1
Exercise and Health Science Knowledge

  • The Skeletal System
  • The Muscular System
  • Blood and Circulation
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Nervous and Endocrine Systems
  • Nutrition and its role in a healthy balanced lifestyle
  • Client Appraisal and information gathering
  • Business Aspects and Self Promotion
  • Principles of Health Related Fitness

UNIT 2
Health safety and welfare in a fitness environment

UNIT 3
How to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity

UNIT 4
Principles and fundamentals of mat based Pilates

UNIT 5
Plan and prepare to instruct a progressive mat based Pilates session (group and 1-2-1)

UNIT 6
Instruct, manage, adapt and evaluate a mat Pilates session (group and 1-2-1)

UNIT 7
Integration of small equipment into the matwork repertoire to include:

  • Foam Roller
  • Balance Board
  • Pilates Ball
  • Mini Ball
  • Therabands
  • Isotoners

UNIT 8
Pilates matwork adaptations for special populations to include:

  • Pre and Post Natal
  • Older Adults
  • Individuals in need of rehabilitative adaptations

SUPPORT

Study is supported through an online Learning Portal with documents and quizzes designed to test each students knowledge as they progress through the course. You can also access the complete original Joseph Pilates repertoire in video format through the Portal. These videos are the same as those provided on the course DVD with availability in the Learning Portal allowing students to view them anywhere on any device. A sample video is shown below.

Schedule and Location

This course is available part-time as a morning course, one morning per week, or as a Saturday course, every second Saturday, in Dublin at the National Training Centre in Dublin’s city centre.

September 2020 – 24th
October 2020 – 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
November 2020 – 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
December 2020 – 3rd, 10th, 17th
January 2021 – 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
February 2021 – 4th, 11th, 18th 25th
March 2021 – 4th, 11th, 17th, 24th
April 2021 – 1st, 8th, 15th
Assessments – April 22nd and 29th 2021

January 2020 – 25th
February 2020 – 8th, 22nd
March 2020 – 7th, 21st
April 2020 – 4th, 18th
May 2020 – 9th, 23rd
June 2020 – 6th, 20th
July 2020 – 4th, 18th
Assessments (Sunday) – July 26th 2020

CourseDurationStart DateTimesVenueAccreditationAvailabilityBOOKING
DUBLIN

Morning Course

6 Months

September 26th 2019

Thursday
10:30am to 1:30pm

NTC
Dublin

Booking Closed

BOOKING NOT AVAILABLE

DUBLINMorning Course
DUBLIN

Saturday Course

6 Months

September 28th 2019

Every Second Saturday
9am to 5pm

NTC
Dublin

Booking Closed

BOOKING NOT AVAILABLE

DUBLINSaturday Course
DUBLIN

Saturday Course

6 Months

January 25th 2020

Every Second Saturday
9am to 5pm

NTC
Dublin

Good Availability

DUBLINSaturday Course
DUBLIN

Morning Course

6 Months

September 24th 2020

Thursday
10:30am to 1:30pm

NTC
Dublin

Good Availability

DUBLINMorning Course

Our Pilates Team

Only fully qualified tutors deliver the Advanced Diploma in Pilates Matwork, with each tutor having recognised industry and educational experience in their individual fields.

Noeleen Gregory, MSc

Noeleen Gregory is expert in a variety of modules on various NTC courses including:

  • Resistance Training
  • Exercise Principles
  • Fitness Assessment
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Pilates
  • Stability Ball Training
  • Exercise for Older Adults

Her knowledge and wisdom is impeccable and is backed up by a life dedicated to exercise and nutrition – both personally and professionally. Noeleen has an innate ability to transfer knowledge to students in an informative yet relaxed atmosphere. Her enthusiasm and passion for fitness has influenced thousands of students to pursue a career in the health fitness industry.

Noeleen is also the National Training Centre’s examinations coordinator and is a highly respected member of the tutoring team for the Dundalk Institute of Technology’s B.Sc (Hons) in Health and Physical Activity.

Janette Penney, MSc

Janette is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin where she studied Economics, and continued on to spend almost 10 years in business and technology and management roles in the UK and Ireland.

In 2003, she changed career path and moved into the world of fitness. Janette has always been passionate about fitness and getting fit and knew she wanted to inspire and educate others.

She ran a successful gym in Dublin for six years while she developed her industry specific skills at the National Training Centre. As a qualified Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor, she has taught private group exercise classes, and focused on motivating others through 1-1 personal training.

Janette teaches the Anatomy, Exercise to Music and Business modules on the Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training course and also teaches on the Advanced Diploma in Pilates Matwork.

Tara Early

Tara holds a Higher National Diploma in Leisure Management and the National Qualification in Neuromuscular Physical Therapy. She has studied with many of the world’s leading experts in the field of fitness and exercise rehabilitation including Tom Myers, Melanie Byford-Young, Sherri Betz, as well as Pilates Master Instructor Trainers Renee Peuizzo and Raphael Bender.

Tara has been involved in the health fitness and Pilates Industry for over 15 years. She ran her own Rehab and Pilates studio in Ireland for 8 years. She moved to Melbourne with her husband in 2009, before returning to Ireland in 2011 to practice Pilates and Clinical Pilates and establish earlypilates.ie. Tara’s areas of passion include, lumbar disc injuries, knee injuries, whiplash injuries and neck and shoulder injuries.

Tara has presented for a number of organisations, including Triathlon Ireland and Australia Pilates Method Alliance (APMA).

Noeleen Gregory, MSc

Noeleen Gregory is expert in a variety of modules on various NTC courses including:

  • Resistance Training
  • Exercise Principles
  • Fitness Assessment
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Pilates
  • Stability Ball Training
  • Exercise for Older Adults

Her knowledge and wisdom is impeccable and is backed up by a life dedicated to exercise and nutrition – both personally and professionally. Noeleen has an innate ability to transfer knowledge to students in an informative yet relaxed atmosphere. Her enthusiasm and passion for fitness has influenced thousands of students to pursue a career in the health fitness industry.

Noeleen is also the National Training Centre’s examinations coordinator and is a highly respected member of the tutoring team for the Dundalk Institute of Technology’s B.Sc (Hons) in Health and Physical Activity.

Janette Penney, MSc

Janette is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin where she studied Economics, and continued on to spend almost 10 years in business and technology and management roles in the UK and Ireland.

In 2003, she changed career path and moved into the world of fitness. Janette has always been passionate about fitness and getting fit and knew she wanted to inspire and educate others.

She ran a successful gym in Dublin for six years while she developed her industry specific skills at the National Training Centre. As a qualified Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor, she has taught private group exercise classes, and focused on motivating others through 1-1 personal training.

Janette teaches the Anatomy, Exercise to Music and Business modules on the Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training course and also teaches on the Advanced Diploma in Pilates Matwork.

Tara Early

Tara holds a Higher National Diploma in Leisure Management and the National Qualification in Neuromuscular Physical Therapy. She has studied with many of the world’s leading experts in the field of fitness and exercise rehabilitation including Tom Myers, Melanie Byford-Young, Sherri Betz, as well as Pilates Master Instructor Trainers Renee Peuizzo and Raphael Bender.

Tara has been involved in the health fitness and Pilates Industry for over 15 years. She ran her own Rehab and Pilates studio in Ireland for 8 years. She moved to Melbourne with her husband in 2009, before returning to Ireland in 2011 to practice Pilates and Clinical Pilates and establish earlypilates.ie. Tara’s areas of passion include, lumbar disc injuries, knee injuries, whiplash injuries and neck and shoulder injuries.

Tara has presented for a number of organisations, including Triathlon Ireland and Australia Pilates Method Alliance (APMA).

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