MK Pilates Studio Equipment Diplomas

Course Introduction Video

Introduction

Introduction

With MK Pilates, we categorise any student who holds one of the Diplomas listed below as a Graduate Student of our Certifications in Pilates Studio Equipment.

We offer three different levels of our Studio Equipment Diploma Qualification depending upon which MK Pilates Training Centre you work with.  These are identified by the hours of attendance of each course.  They are named as follows:

  • Foundation Equipment Diploma (177 hours Teacher Development Credit)
  • Standard Equipment Diploma (295 hours Teacher Development Credit)
  • Masters Equipment Diploma (345 hours Teacher Development Credit)

All three Diploma formats assume prior knowledge in Pilates Matwork through Matwork Certifications.

The Masters Equipment Diploma includes 10 days of further educational content giving a further 115 hours of Teacher Development Credit.

The Foundation Equipment Diploma is not offered in all Centres and excludes Reformer Stage 02 and Cadillac Stage 02.

Our Foundation Equipment Diploma offers all of the same training content as our Standard Equipment Diploma but with a shorter Face to Face time. Many new students come to us while they are still working in other occupations, or have other fulltime commitments upon their time, and then often have considerable travel to the training event location. To help with our new students in these circumstances, some of our International Centres offer the MK Pilates Foundation Equipment Diploma in modular formats, which then achieve 8 or 9 days of Face to Face time. We also offer this Foundation Equipment Diploma once a year, as an Intensive Course over 9 days, in Greece. A Standard Equipment Diploma will achieve 15 days of Face to Face time. The education content on the Studio Equipment Foundation Diploma excludes two certifications which are included within a Standard Diploma. These are Reformer and Cadillac Stage 02 – the advanced repertoire.

Once you have completed a Foundation Equipment Diploma you are able to upgrade your certificate to a Standard Equipment Diploma Qualification by completing the two missing courses.


Reformer Stage 01

Cadillac Stage 01

Wunda / Combo Chair

Ladder Barrel

Spine Corrector

Our Standard Equipment Diploma is our main Studio Equipment Certification and consists of our Seven Individual Equipment Certifications as detailed below. Each of the Reformer certifications consists of 4 days of education in either a modular, typically 2 x 2 days, or as a 4 day intensive event format for delivery. The Cadillac Course are 2 days each and again can be split but typically are presented in one weekend each. The three other pieces of traditional equipment included in our Diplomas are each a one day certification. This result is 15 days of Face to Face tutor led time, and along with your home study time, personal practice hours, and all Assessment processes. This programme provides you with our maximum credit of educational development hours for Pilates Studio Equipment.


Reformer Stage 01

Reformer Stage 02

Cadillac Stage 01

Cadillac Stage 02

Wunda / Combo Chair

Ladder Barrel

Spine Corrector

Our Masters Equipment Diplomas not only offer the standard Equipment Diploma content but also our five Functional Anatomy one day courses, as well as three Matwork small equipment one day courses and two special populations days. The details of these are available below by clicking on the button. If you have already completed these as part of your Matwork Diploma Programme they are of course automatically credited to your Studio Equipment Masters Diploma.

We feel that all instructors should be able to manage many different clients with different and challenging physical needs and it is through the additional courses we bring more education to you that address these needs.

It may take several years to achieve this level of qualification as many students who start with us on a Foundation or Standard Equipment Diploma continue with the education and reach Masters Level in their own timeframe.

A Master Equipment Diploma is not scheduled as one series of dates. It can be achieved in pieces and elements such as small equipment or anatomy can be attended even before a Standard Equipment Diploma is completed. Please have a look at our DIARY, consult with your Training Centre or through our website for further education or guidance with your training Pathway choices.


Reformer Stage 01

Reformer Stage 02

Cadillac Stage 01

Cadillac Stage 02

Wunda / Combo Chair

Ladder Barrel

Spine Corrector

Supplementary Modules

Assessments

Assessments

Each Studio Equipment Course has different assessment processes however MK Pilates requires all students to complete an Anatomy, Physiology and Pilates multiple choice theory paper of 35 questions before any certificates can be issued. The one paper covers all 7 courses with further assessment elements that are unique to each course.  There are Open Book (home completed) elements to all courses, as well as practical assessments of teaching skills and personal technique. Only the Reformer and Cadillac courses have any form of physical assessment

Course Dates

Course Dates

UK

Starting Month Starting Date
Studio Equipment - Reformer Stage 01 Module 01 01 March 2019 Mar-19 01/03/2019
Studio Equipment - Reformer Stage 01 Module 02 05 April 2019
Studio Equipment - Spine Corrector 02 May 2019
Studio Equipment - Wunda / Combo Chair 03 May 2019
Studio Equipment - Ladder Barrel 1 Day  04 May 2019
Studio Equipment - Cadillac Stage 01 07 June 2019
Studio Equipment - Reformer Stage 02 Module 01 05 July 2019
Studio Equipment - Reformer Stage 02 Module 0206 September 2019
Studio Equipment - Cadillac Stage 02 2 Days  04 October 2019

Greece

Starting Month Starting Date
Studio Equipment Foundation Diploma Module 01 16 March 2019  Mar-19 16/03/2019
Studio Equipment Foundation Diploma Module 02 06 April 2019
Studio Equipment Foundation Diploma Module 03 01 June 2019 
Studio Equipment Foundation Diploma Module 04 15 June 2019

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