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Pilates for Balance and Poise

Course code: ZSAV010P

Subject area: Learning for Wellbeing

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

10:30 - 11:30

Days of week:


Course date:

24th Sept 2024 - 3rd Dec 2024

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

Welcome to "Balance and Poise", a holistic course suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Learn core Pilates principles and foundational exercises under certified instructors. Enhance strength, flexibility, and well-being through breath control and mind-body connection. Whether you're a beginner or seeking to improve fitness, discover transformative benefits in a supportive environment.
This course will cover the following: - Introduction to Pilates principles: Explore core concepts such as breath control and mind-body connection- Foundational exercises: Learn essential Pilates movements to improve strength, flexibility, and posture- Proper technique and alignment: Master correct form to maximize effectiveness and prevent injury- Modification options: Adapt exercises to accommodate various fitness levels and abilities- Core strengthening: Focus on developing a strong and stable core for improved balance and poise- Flexibility and mobility: Enhance range of motion and joint flexibility through controlled movements- Mindfulness and relaxation: Incorporate breathing techniques to promote relaxation and reduce stress- Progressive challenges: Advance through varied exercises to continually challenge and improve fitness- Personalised instruction: Receive tailored guidance and feedback from certified Pilates instructors- Inclusive environment: Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, fostering a supportive and welcoming atmosphere

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

What next?
Oxfordshire Adult Learning offer a wide range of Health and Wellbeing courses. Please see the website for details.
Entry criteria
There are no formal entry requirements.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2024 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £96.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £96.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £48.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £48.00

Qualifications received
As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learning & method assessment
This isn’t a formal qualification so you do not need to worry about any formal assessments!

Learning methods include: A blended learning approach, combining self-paced independent learning with interactive online weekly sessions. Attending the weekly sessions is essential for active participation and engagement. During these sessions, participants will have the opportunity to interact with instructors and collaborate with fellow participants.

Although this is not a formal qualification course, informal assessment is designed to evaluate participants' understanding of course concepts. To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.