Frequently Asked Questions


What is the course duration?

The Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Programme at Trinity Laban takes place over at least 18 months and equates to a 1,200 hours minimum training.


What are the course fees?

The course fees can be found HERE ( insert link to fees page) Fees can be paid in installments. There will be an initial payment at commencement of the course followed by installments in September 2013, January 2014 and September 2014. The course can also be paid for by accessing the Career Development Loan Scheme (UK Residents only).


What are the entry requirements?

One of the essential criteria is a professional movement background or a therapeutic background with movement-based training. We also request a minimum of 25 hours of Studio based Pilates classes before the commencement of the course, here at Laban, or elsewhere.

Additionally, we request a satisfactory level of performance in a Pilates practical session conducted at Laban and evidence at interview of a serious commitment to study in the Pilates Method.

The course is only open to UK/EU students.


How much teaching time is involved/Study time required?

PF accreditation Amount of hours
Practical training 250
Mat work assistance 50
Studio teaching 400
Lecture totals 200
Independent study 300
Total 1200


Typical Week of contact time:
Tue   - 13.30h-16.00h  Repertoire Lecture
Wed  - 13.30h-15.00h  Theoretical Lecture
Thu   - 10.00h-12.00h  Theoretical Lecture
           13.30h-16.00h  Repertoire Lecture

One-to-one classes as and when required.

Observation Practice:
Dance Rehabilitation, Observation and Teaching Practice, during full course
Mat work practice, Observation and Supervised Teaching Practice, 50 hours
Studio Practice, Observation and Supervised Teaching Practice, 400 hours

Assessment methods (examined and assessed by the Pilates Foundation UK™):
Remedial Case studies (10 classes).
Postural Case studies (10 classes)
Essay (2500 words)
Theory Exam
Practical Exam


What written work is involved?

Two ten class programme case studies, one for a remedial and one for a postural client. This work is assessed by the Pilates Foundation™

A 2500 word essay on a Pilates related topic. This work needs to be research based and is also assessed by the Pilates Foundation UK™


How and when do I start my teaching practice?

400 hours of Studio teaching experience is required by the end of the 18 month course. Trainees initially start by working alongside Jessica in remedial Pilates classes then start assisting other teachers in the Studio: learning the use of touch, cuing verbally and correcting clients hands-on. This progresses to teaching and being able to design sequenced classes. Teaching practice commences six months into the course once the repertoire has been learned.


What happens in the practical exam?

The practical exam is assessed by an examiner from the Pilates Foundation™. Students must demonstrate applied Pilates practice with different populations (e.g. an older client or an athlete) and demonstrate an in depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology as well as an ability to working in a holistic manner with clients.


List of the highly specialist workshops included in the course fee


•    Teaching and Learning theory
•    Ball repertoire
•    Small Equipment repertoire
•    Breath
•    Mindfulness
•    Working with Remedial Conditions
•    Postural Assessment
•    Red Flags, Referral and Screening
•    Pilates and Osteoporosis
•    Pilates and the Elderly
•    Pilates and Post and Ante Natal clients
•    Working with Hypermobility, theory and practice
•    Listening Skills
•    How to do CPD
•    Presence and Proprioception
•    The Person Centered Therapeutic Relationship
•    Pilates and Scoliosis
•    Professional Practice
•    Health and Safety in the mat and studio practice
•    Equality and Diversity
•    Sequencing and Building Programmes