frequently asked questions
Am I eligible to attend a Modified Pilates course?
Modified Pilates Courses are open to; Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, 3rd year students, Occupational Therapists, Podiatrists, Doctors, Sports rehabilitation therapists –with degree level qualification and rehabilitation therapists with a minimum 3 year degree. All course applicants are required to send in a copy of their qualifying certificate or their practising certificate at the time of booking. If you hold a qualification outside the above criteria, please contact the institute directly.
Pilates Instructors who have completed their training with another institute and Reps Level Three Pilates Instructors are eligible to attend; Pilates for Skiers, Pilates for Horse Riders, Pilates & the Ball, Pilates & the Theraband, Pilates & the Small Equipment, the Equipment Series and APPI Conferences.
What is the structure of the matwork certification series?
The Matwork Certification Series consists of Matwork Level One, Matwork Level Two (Class Instructor), Matwork Level Three and the Matwork Certification exam day. The series is flexible and allows participants to pay and attend weekend by weekend or to pay and commit to all three weekend modules at the time of booking. These three training weekends and exam day must be completed within two years for those wanting to gain certification for the Modified Pilates matwork training. Matwork Level One is the foundation course, this must be completed before going on to Matwork Level Two (Class Instructor), between these two courses you must leave a minimum of 3 months. Matwork Level Three can then be completed 6 months after Matwork Level One. The Matwork Certification Exam day is to be completed after you have attended Matwork Level Three.
Certification for the Modified Pilates Matwork series requires satisfactory completion of Levels One, Two, Three and the Certification Exam Day as well as completion of the Matwork Logbook. The Matwork Log book consists of; pre-course reading, observation hours, self practice and practice teaching. Certification is gained with successful completion of two practical exams and one theory exam.
How long is each course?
Two Day Courses:
Matwork Level One
Matwork Level Two (Class Instructor)
Matwork Level Three
Equipment courses (1,2,3,4)
Muscle Energy Techniques (MET-Rx)
One Day Courses:
Pilates & The Ball
Pilates & The Theraband
Pilates for Horse Riders
Pilates for Skiers
Pilates & The Arc Barrel
Pilates & Neurology
Certification Exam Day
Matwork Refresher Days
2nd Annual APPI Pilates Conference 2010:
How long will it take to complete the full Equipment certification process?
Each equipment level runs over two days, with a spate day allocated for the equipment certification exam. The four equipment training weekends and equipment exam must be completed within two years for those wanting to gain certification for the Modified Pilates equipment training. Certification for the Modified Pilates Equipment course requires satisfactory completion of levels one to four and the certification exam and completion of the Equipment Logbook. The Equipment logbook consists of; pre-course reading, hours of observation, self-practice and practice teaching. Certification is gained with successful completion of a practical and theory exam. The equipment levels must be completed in sequence and Equipment Level One must be completed first.
How long should I leave between each matwork course?
Between Matwork Level One and Matwork Level Two - Class Instructor you must leave a minimum of 3 months. The APPI enforces this time period so that delegates are able to study the Matwork Level One repertoire in depth ready to sit the Matwork Level Two assessment on the course.
Between Matwork Level One and Matwork level Three you must leave a minimum of 6 months. The APPI enforces this time period so that delegates are able to complete the necessary self practice and practice teaching hours outlined in the Certification Log Book.
After completion of Matwork One you are eligible to attend any CPD courses immediately.
what do I gain at the end of the matwork certification series?
On successful competition of the full Matwork certification series you will gain a qualification as an APPI Certified Pilates Instructor.
What do I gain at the end of the Equipment Certification?
On successful competition of the full Equipment certification series you will gain a qualification as an APPI Certified Pilates Equipment Instructor.
You will be trained in using the Reformer, Cadillac, split pedal chair, arc barrel and spine corrector
What is the difference between your course and other Pilate’s courses?
APPI was co-founded by Elisa Stanko and Glenn Withers. As physiotherapists, they recognised the demand for more specific Pilates training which targets the higher theoretical and practical experience of higher degree therapists, presents the most current research relevant to Pilates and teaches a realistic framework of exercises to apply in the clinical setting.
APPI courses are different to traditional Pilates courses as these may lack the specificity and research base for use as a clinical tool in the professional health care setting. To ensure the continual development of our health care professions, it is vital that our techniques are based on scientific evidence.
All APPI Presenters are also Physiotherapists/ Rehabilitation therapists.
Where do the courses take place?
The APPI`s Head Office is located in Kilburn, North West London. The APPI has seven regional venues located in London (Kilburn and Hampstead), Manchester, Edinburgh, Nuneaton, Liverpool and Northern Ireland. Host courses are held throughout the UK and Ireland. The APPI also delivers courses in Portugal, Germany, Turkey, Brazil and Australia. For more information about APPI International please click here
How many exams are there in the certification series?
The Matwork Certification consists of two practical exams and one theory exam.
The Equipment Certification consists of one practical exam and one theory exam.
If I cancel or would like to transfer to another course date will I lose all my funds?
Cancellations and transfers are accepted with written notice 30 days prior to the course start date. There is a £50.00 admin fee per cancellation or transfer. Students are allowed to transfer twice after this no refunds will be given.
No cancellations or transfers are accepted within 30 days to the course start day
Can I participate in one of your courses without completing Matwork level one first?
Yes, as long as you have participated in a two day Rehabilitation based Pilates course with another Pilates Institute. If you are unsure please contact the Institute on 0845 370 2774.
I am receiving funding for the course, how do I book on?
If a 3rd party is responsible for payment we must receive full payment from the 3rd party before your place can be confirmed on the course. Along with payment you must complete an APPI enrolment form which can be obtained by calling the Institute directly on 0845 370 2774.
Alternately you can pay in advance for the course and get a refund from your trust.
I am recognised by REP`s can I attend your courses?
REP’s Level Three Pilates Instructors are eligible to attend a selection of our CPD courses; Pilates for Skiers, Pilates for Horse Riders, Pilates & the Ball, Pilates & the Theraband, Pilates & the Small Equipment, Pilates & The Arc Barrel, the Equipment Series and APPI Conferences.
If you do not hold a REP’s Level Three Pilates Instructor qualification or an Allied Health degree unfortunately at this time you are unable to attend an APPI course.
how much is each course?
Please visit the course section of the website to view course prices and discounts
What happens if I fail one of the exams?
If you fail an exam you will need to contact the Institute on 0845 370 2774 to arrange a re-sit, you may only re-take the exam twice.
I would like to Host a course, what hould I do?
If you are interested in hosting an APPI course please contact the Institute directly on 0845 370 2774 to speak with our Host Co-ordinator Charlotte Bell. Alternately you can email Charlotte at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I become an APPI member?
To become an APPI Member or APPI International Member you must have completed Matwork Level One. For more information about APPI Membership or to become an APPI Member please click here or contact the Institute directly on 0845 370 2774
I have ordered a product and have not received it yet, what should I do?
Within 24 hours of ordering your product/s a confirmation email would have come through to the email address you provided when making your purchase. If you did not receive this email please contact the Institute on 0845 370 2774 as your order may not have processed correctly.
If you did receive your confirmation email but haven’t received your product/s within 4 days, please contact the APPI on 0845 370 2774 and we will contact our couriers or resend the product to you. (Please note when making an order over the weekend delivery may take longer)
Can I get insurance with the APPI?
The APPI does not offer Insurance and unfortunately we cannot advice you with any insurance queries, however if you want to receive advice about insurance we recommend for you to contact your current insurance provider Fitpro . APPI members can also receive an Exclusive FitPro Membership Offer through FitPro for more information please click here