1. Progress physical assessments
2. Pilates teaching assessments
3. Written Case studies
4. Written Learning tasks
Progress physical assessments
Certification requires all participants to demonstrate proficiency and understanding of all exercises in the syllabus. This provides quality control to ensure that as the teacher, you are able to execute and explain exercises as part of your own practice before passing the information on to your client community.
Note: You will need to execute one assessment for each of the major apparatus certifications; this can be done face to face or by Zoom. Allocate 90 minutes per assessment which includes up to 30 minutes feedback designed to guide your future learning.
Pilates teaching assessments
Course participants are required to participate and pass an assessment to demonstrate their capability and suitability to teaching the work. This will involve a teaching simulation of up to 90 minutes to show your progress in the work and demonstrate your level of understanding of how to best work with a client. You may choose to use your own client or ‘borrow’ a course participant. This can be done IRL or over Zoom.
Comprehensive participants - You will need to complete one assessment for Mat and one for Reformer. A third, combined assessment includes the Chairs, Cadillac and Barrels.
Module participants - You participate in an assessment for each apparatus you wish to be certified in.
Written Learning tasks
These are designed as a soft assessment and learning process which aim to build you up and enrich your learning. Each task asks you to go beyond the surface and consider how you look at the method, the body and how to get the most out of your craft for your client.
You will receive feedback on each task to guide future study and support assessment readiness.
All tasks need to be submitted and passed in order for certification.
Written Case studies
Comprehensive: Eight outcome-driven written client case studies will assist you to work with the full apparatus family and help you to join the dots in the last stage of your teaching apprenticeship
Module : Three outcome-driven written client case studies will assist you to work with your certifying apparatus and help you to join the dots in the last stage of your teaching apprenticeship.
PILATES TEACHING ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
Essential knowledge in assessment
· Name of each exercise
· Order of Mat and Reformer including sets / reps
· Apparatus detail e.g. springs / headpiece up / down
· Safety concern/hazard management and mitigation for any apparatus
· Hands on and alternate ways to cue the exercise
· The parts of each exercise so that if a client can’t work one part, you can modify or even change apparatus to help develop them
You need to show
· How to move a client through a workout at any level
· How to coach / teach to enhance their work
· That you ‘know your stuff’ and are comfortable in any teaching environment
· That you are able to take direction and guidance without being thrown
· Compassion and support to your ‘exam body’
· Agency to suggest why / how an examined exercise may be inappropriate for the ‘exam body’
· Possess vocal authority and vocal technique
· Stay on the front foot to avoid being tripped up by assessment mistakes
· Excite and inspire a client to reach for more or to soothe them as needed and temper their enthusiasm to avoid over-doing it
· Go beyond the manuals and teach with intuition and vibrancy