There are 13 modules comprising lectures and movement learning during which we cover the following:
  • Introductory Module, including joints and planes of movement
  • Pelvis and Spine
  • Breathing and Relaxation
  • Stability (Centring)
  • Shoulder Girdle
  • Hip and Knee
  • Ankles, Feet, Wrists, Hands
  • Anatomy Review Day
  • Classical Pilates
  • Precision of Movement
  • Client Enrolment and Assessment
  • Lesson Plans and Teaching Skills
  • Last Day Module, completing the course, teaching a class
The tuition days are followed by a combination of self-study, assessments and practical learning, as outlined below:

Practical Assessment
A one-hour assessment where students demonstrate their knowledge of the core exercises before beginning their supervised teaching period.

Supervised Teaching
This is a key phase of the course where students learn and refine their practical teaching skills under the guidance of experienced Body Control Pilates® teachers who are part of a network of ‘Supervising Teachers’ throughout Southern Africa. This period commences after the end of the formal tuition sessions, and involves students assisting in classes whilst under supervision. This period is open-ended (typically 50 hours) and students receive a 'sign-off' when a senior supervising teacher considers that they have reached the required level of teaching skills in order to teach their final Assessment Class.

Final Teaching Assessment
This involves the submission of a series of lesson plans to show how a group class is progressed over a six week period. The student is then assessed teaching one of these lessons to fellow students.

Written Examination
All students must pass a multiple choice written examination on anatomy. This is taken any time after the course tuition days.

Theory Essay Questions
Students must complete 2 essay questions on Body Control Pilates theory.

Upon graduation, students are awarded a Certificate in Body Control Pilates Matwork and are eligible to become a member of the Body Control Pilates Association of South Africa.

Payment is either Upfront or by Installment.

Upfront Payment Option
Payable in full on registration.
Total Course Fees: R18 950.00


Installment Payment Option**
Registration Fee R2600 (payable immediately)
PLUS Monthly Payments 6 x R3400
Total Course Fees: R23 000.00

** Please note, under the instalment option a minimum of R10 200 must be paid at least 10 days before your course start date (in addition to the Registration Fee).

Fees include all elements of the course, including all course notes, assessments, Awarding Body fees and work with supervising teachers.

Fees quoted are for all courses starting on or before 31st December 2024.

We accept payment by credit card and EFT. Please contact us for details.

Please see the Terms and Conditions below.
Terms and Conditions
  • If you wish to take advantage of the Upfront Payment Option, please tick the box on your Enrolment Form.
  • The Registration Fee is non refundable.
  • The Supervised Teaching element of your course cannot be commenced until all fees are paid in full.
  • Course fees include one Practical Assessment, one written examination and one ‘Sign-Off Class’ at the Body Control Pilates South Africa Centre in Cape Town. Should you need to retake any of these elements, a ‘resit fee’ will be charged. Please contact the Body Control Pilates South Africa office for details.
  • If it is agreed that a student takes their Practical Assessment or written examination at another location, or for medical reasons needs to take an oral examination in place of the written examination, a fee is payable by the student to the teacher overseeing the examination. Any requests in this respect must be submitted to, and approved by, Body Control Pilates South Africa course management.
  • Please note that in the case of course cancellations, early retirement from the course, or failure to attend the course; all previously paid fees are non-refundable.
  • Where a student has pre-paid course fees in full under the ‘Upfront Payment Option’, fees are non-refundable if the student fails to attend the course.
  • Where a student has pre-paid course fees in full under the ‘Upfront Payment Option’, and cancels their place on the course more than 6 weeks prior to the course start date, a 50% cancellation fee will be charged.
  • In the unlikely event that Body Control Pilates South Africa course management asks a student to leave a course, a consultation process will be initiated. Fees paid to that point in the course are non-refundable.
  • By enrolling for this course, a student agrees not to teach any Pilates classes on a paid basis or to members of the public before gaining their certification, unless they hold a prior Pilates teaching qualification. Students will be asked to leave the course if they breach this agreement. No refund shall be given in these circumstances.
  • Body Control Pilates South Africa operates a formal Complaints Procedure, with external redress, under which students may seek a hearing if they feel they have been unfairly treated in examinations or assessments.
  • If a student has not received certification within two years of the commencement of their course, Body Control Pilates South Africa reserves the right to fail the student and to remove their name from the register of current students. Body Control Pilates South Africa operates a Student Mentor Scheme and makes every effort to ensure that all students are fully supported through the course.
  • Fees for any future courses may be subject to amendment.
  • All fee payments are receipted and are inclusive of any Awarding Body fees. Please let the Body Control Pilates South Africa office know in advance if pro-forma invoices are required.
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