Group Exercise Instructor: Pilates Mat

Pilates has become increasingly popular over the past few years, and is a great discipline to master as a sports practitioner or coach.

This short course will give you the knowledge and leadership skills to plan and instruct safe and effective Pilates Mat exercise classes. You will be able to utilise your knowledge of various training methods and adapt your teaching methods and styles to the requirements of the individual or group.


3 months


Distance Learning



Start Date

13 Feb 2023


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Programme Timeline

Additional Information

This programme is registered on the NQF at level 4 and is 15 credits. It is quality assured by CATHSSETA as mandated by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO). The programme is delivered through mixed-mode which combines contact workshops and seminars with self-study. The duration of this learning programme is approximately six weeks. Students can also study through eta Distance Learning.

On completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology to exercise training
• Instruct pilates mat classes

This course will give you the knowledge and skills to work as a Group Exercise Instructor (pilates-mat) in a range of fitness or leisure facilities. The course provides you with up to date and well-researched principles of exercise science along with practical learning that will provide you the knowledge and skills to take up work as Group Exercise Instructor (pilates- mat) immediately.

Module 1: Anatomy and physiology for Exercise Instructors (ANIN). Unit Standard: Apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
Module 2: Lead and instruct exercise: Pilates mat (LEPI). Unit Standard: Instruct exercise to individuals and groups.

There are no admission criteria to the programme but it is assumed that an applicant is able to: collect and use written information; communicate clearly with colleagues, clients or members of a facility; compile and write work-related reports.

Offered via Distance Learning

Pilate Mat Instructor

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