Advanced Diploma in Pilates Matwork
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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 Advanced Diploma in Pilates Matwork covers all relevant areas you need to become a respected and in-demand Pilates instructor.
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Schedules and Location
This course is available part-time as a Saturday course, every second Saturday, in Dublin at the National Training Centre in Dublin’s city centre.
What our graduates say
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Just a short note to say a very big thank you to you (Noeleen), Janette, Orna and Maeve for all your help, encouragement and support over the last 6 months. When I started the course, I really wasn’t sure if I was going to get there! But with your combined teaching skills, knowledge and support I could feel myself getting there over time. The service you provide offers many people a way to change the direction of their lives and to be able to do that is truly remarkable. It was a really great experience and I will miss you and all the class. Best of luck to you all in your future endeavours!
Our Pilates team
On successful completion you will be able to offer Pilates classes to the general public or integrate Pilates principles and methodologies in therapy and wellness if you are already qualified in that area.
Demand for Pilates is increasing all the time with many popular classes fully booked weeks or months in advance. Your earning potential will be determined by the number of classes you offer and the number of participants in each class. It is not unusual for qualified Pilates instructors to earn in excess of €1,000 per week.
The number of classes you decide to offer each week will be determined by your own commitment.
One of the best things about qualifying as a Pilates teacher is that you can decide how many hours a day you want to work and therefore regulate your own earning potential.
Pilates teachers generally offer their classes directly to the public or within fitness centres.
There are many opportunities for qualified teachers as the popularity of Pilates increases rapidly with many of those in the public eye proclaiming the benefits they have received and with many professional sporting teams and organisations adopting Pilates as a core element of their conditioning regime.
It should be noted that as with all professional qualifications at all levels, individual success will be result driven and will be in proportion to the time, effort and dedication you are prepared to offer the profession. Many National Training Centre graduates have started their careers on a part-time basis and have seen this aspect of their professional life overtake their full time career to become their primary or only occupation and source of income.
The National Training Centre’s code of ethics insists that all NTC graduates who are actively working with the public, hold a professional indemnity insurance policy which covers the therapist against legal action taken by a client as a result of an injury which was received when receiving treatment. Therapists who are working on private premises may also need to hold public liability insurance if such cover is not held by the owners of the premises.
The National Training Centre have a customised insurance scheme with discounted rates available exclusively to those who have qualified with NTC. The policy is one of the broadest available including many important features that other policies may not offer.
The policy has been arranged through Balens Ltd and the insurer for the scheme is the Zurich and DAS Legal Expenses.
Balens are a very well established, fourth generation family-run business dedicated to looking after health professionals. They are built on solid roots going back to 1950 and are pioneers in the development of top quality cover for all types of health professionals with special rates and industry leading cover that has been developing and improving over 22 years in this speciality.
The scheme will cover thousands of other therapies/activities you may require cover for and many at no extra premium subject to suitable qualification held.
Some of the features covered in the policy consist of Medical Malpractice, Professional Indemnity, Public Liability, Product Liability, Loss of Reputation, Breach of Intellectual Property, Client Confidentiality Protection, Loss of Documents cover, First Aid cover as well as Good Samaritan Acts.
The indemnity limit is €4,000,000 per claim for the Republic of Ireland.
Unlike some other policies on the market, an unlimited number of claims may be made for any year and unlimited legal defence costs are also included.
Also included, at no extra charge, is retroactive cover to pick up any previous insured work.
Temporary cover abroad (excluding USA/Canada which is available on request) is available with no time restrictions and at no additional premium as long as you are a UK/Ireland resident.
If you cease to practice Balens include unlimited run off cover which means the policy will always be in place if a claim was made after you stop the policy running and this is also free of charge.
Yes. The Advanced Diploma in Pilates Matwork is accredited by YMCA Awards (formerly CYQ) who are the UK’s leading awarding body for health, fitness and wellbeing qualifications and is the only Pilates qualification in Ireland accredited by REPs Ireland, which independently verifies exercise professional qualifications to the international standards that have been developed and published by the European Health and Fitness Association (EHFA).
Yes. Pilates teachers are free to offer their services worldwide. If you have a specific country in mind you should ensure that you check with the relevant authority in that country before embarking an any programme of education.
The Advanced Diploma in Pilates Matwork is available as either a Saturday or morning study option. Each course lasts between six and seven months.
The course is available in Dublin, at the National Training Centre.
As the structuring of tutorial schedules contains differences between morning and Saturday courses it is not possible to interchange.
Work experience is not compulsory on the Advanced Diploma in Pilates Matwork course.
Students who do wish to participate in work experience are actively encouraged and supported administratively as much as possible.
Students of the Advanced Diploma in Pilates Matwork course are assessed through both written and practical examination at the end of each course.
Students must also complete and submit various tasks contained within the Learner Workbook over the duration of the programme.
80% – to 90% of students participating on the course will successfully complete all of their final examinations on the first attempt. Of the remainder most will need to repeat one exam with a small number having to repeat more than one exam.
Every individual’s ability to succeed will be in direct proportion to the number of tutorials attended and the commitment and time and effort they are prepared to commit to their studies.
The fee for the Advanced Diploma in Pilates Matwork course is €2,450.00
Places may be booked by payment of a deposit of €750.00 with the balance of €1,700.00 due on the Friday before the course start date.
A discount of €250.00 is available when total fees of €2,200.00 (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.
Students of the National Training Centre regularly receive part funding through the Department of Social Protection’s Technical Employment Support Grant (TESG) scheme.
Individual students will need to contact their Local Employment Services (LES) facilitator to establish their eligibility.
For assistance please contact the NTC office of administration on 01 882 7777.
Additionally qualified fitness professionals can receive 25% funding from the Leisure Health Fitness Skillnet. For more information contact Leisure Health Fitness Skillnet.