Pilates Teacher Training

The training course is based at The Physiotherapy and Pilates Rehabilitation Centre in Clevedon, North Somerset. It covers all aspects of Pilates teaching from basic mat work through to advanced studio work using Pilates machines. The use of both the Taunton and Clevedon studios whilst training is included in the course fee.

On completion of the course successful students will be awarded a Physiotherapy & Pilates Rehabilitation Centre Teacher Training Certificate for equipment and matwork in affiliation with Alan Herdman Pilates and based on the teachings and concepts of Joseph H Pilates.

An Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork

The fee for the course is £4,500.

For qualified physiotherapists the course fee will be adjusted.

Course Details

The course will comprise of approximately 40 weeks of instruction with around 8 hours per week spent in the studio.

The course is run in as flexible way as possible to allow students to maintain work/parenting duties throughout, so the amount of hours spent in the studio is variable to suit the trainee and accordingly the length of training varies.

Students will be given a book reference list on starting the course and much of the course work will be studied at home. Each student will be given a PPRC Exercise Repertoire Booklet for each piece of equipment, remedial mat work and Joseph Pilates 34 original exercises. These will be used for reference and notes.

The anatomy lectures will be given throughout the training depending on the level of progression and students will be required to attend the dates set by the physiotherapist.

The exact length of tuition cannot be exactly determined as it will be down to the decision of the tutor and the passing of relevant exams as to when the student is deemed ready to be awarded a certificate. The course is designed to take between 300/350 hours.

The course comprises of 30 hours (approx.) of anatomy lectures given by qualified physiotherapists/osteopaths. Covering:

  • The Spine
  • The Pelvis
  • The Hip
  • The Knee
  • The Shoulder

To include knowledge of:

  • Cervical Spine Dysfunction
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Lumbar Spine Dysfunction
  • Patellofemoral Joint Dysfunction
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Cervicogenic Headaches
  • Achilles Tendinopathy

Common Ailments and Injuries:

  • Groin strain
  • Planta Faciiitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Chondromalacia Patella
  • Groin Strain
  • Osgood Schlatter’s
  • Tibial stress fracture
  • Osteo Arthritis
  • Hip Fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Iiopsoas Syndrome
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Sacro-Iliac pain
  • Osteitis Pubis (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction)

Neurological Conditions:

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • MS
  • Stroke rehabilitation

160 (approx.) hours of practical exercise sessions covering theory and repertoire of Pilates exercises in studio and mat work.

To include knowledge of:

  • Breathing
  • Core stability
  • Postural alignment Flexibility and stretching
  • Joseph Pilates 34 exercises
  • Adaptation & modification of certain exercises for various injuries
  • Post operative rehabilitation
  • Hip/Knee replacement
  • Spinal surgery
  • Mastectomy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson’s
  • MS
  • Pregnancy Pilates

The Equipment training will cover exercise repertoires on each machine listed below, care and maintenance and health and safety issues.

  • Reformer
  • Trapeze table
  • Combo Chair
  • Ladder Barrel

100 hours (approx.) using the studio for self practise.

Four written anatomy examinations, including:

  • The skeleton
  • Muscles & their functions
  • Origin & insertion / Joints
  • Conditions and special populations

Active IQ anatomy and physiology examination,


Active IQ assessment,

Alan Herdman assessment,

All students will be assessed by Alan Herdman before gaining their certificate.


Please contact Karen for more details on: 01275 871 935 or email: karen@thepilatesstudio.co.uk