SPM Matwork Qualification
The Core Units are the pre-requisite for completing the Pilates Matwork so all trainees have a foundational base of knowledge of functional anatomy, client assessment and client care before moving on to learning how to teach the Method.
This standard covers the planning and teaching of Pilates Matwork for both 1:1 classes and group sessions with appropriate adaptations for the level and abilities of the participants, utilising the original 34 exercises and modifications.
Core Units Hours : minimum 55 hours
Matwork Hours: minimum 165 hours
SPM Apparatus Qualification
The next step on the training pathway to becoming a fully Comprehensive Pilates Teacher is the Apparatus qualification. The Core Units and Matwork training are the pre-requisites for the Apparatus qualification.
The Apparatus qualification is designed to support the planning and teaching of a Pilates Apparatus session for apparently healthy adults of all ages. Whether 1:1 or in small group scenarios, the teacher would be expected to be able to address and teach to a client’s individual needs and abilities.
- The Reformer
- Wunda Chair
- Ladder Barrel
- Spine Corrector
Apparatus Hours minimum 280 hours
SPM Comprehensive Qualification
- Core Units (55 hours)
- Pilates Matwork (165 hours)
- Pilates Apparatus (280 hours)
- Part 1 – Core Standards plus Pilates Matwork
- Part 2 – Pilates Apparatus
PD:Approval is an independent quality assurance organisation who have supported the SPM to establish occupational standards for Pilates and create a qualification framework. They are also responsible for providing endorsement services to training providers who wish to gain recognition from SPM for their training and will be managing the SPM Register of Teachers.