TERMS & CONDITIONS
WORKSHOPS

Refund Policy:

Revisit the repertoire sessions:
We require 24 hours cancellation notice for these sessions.

Weekend and day workshops:
Cancellation of the student’s enrolment on a workshop or course with less than one week’s notice until the start of the course will result in forfeiture of the full workshop fee.

Moving Fascia course:
Once an offer of enrolment has been accepted by the student, a registration fee and deposit is due. The registration fee and deposit is non refundable. Students who have paid their tuition fees in full but cancel their enrolment by notifying the school within seven (7) days are entitled to a full refund of all tuition fees paid. Students, who withdraw between three (3) business days after enrolment, and four (4) weeks prior to the commencement of the first module, are entitled to a 75% refund of all tuition fees paid. In the case of students withdrawing after commencement of classes, the school will retain the full fees.

The student acknowledges and understands all of the financial terms they are agreeing to by enrolling into the Moving Fascia course at Evolve Movement Education. The student agrees to abide by all of the terms of their financial agreement with Evolve Movement Education. If the student is paying their tuition fees in instalments, they must set up a direct debit to cover all instalments and provide evidence of the direct debit for the Course Co-ordinator. If a payment is late than the scheduled date detailed on their payment schedule, the student will not be able to continue on the training course until payment has been made.

Cancellation of the student’s enrolment on a workshop or course with less than one week’s notice until the start of the course will result in forfeiture of the initial deposit.

Students may cancel their contract at any time prior to midnight of the third business day after signing their contract. All refunds will be made within 30 days from the date of termination. The official date of termination or withdrawal of a student shall be determined in the following manner: 

    1. The date on which the school receives written notice of the student’s intention to discontinue the training program; or

    2. The date on which the student violates published student conduct policy, which provides for termination

    3. Should a student fail to return from a leave of absence, the effective date of termination for a student on an extended leave of absence or a leave of absence is the earlier date the school determines the student is not returning or the day following the expected return date.

In the instance that Evolve Movement Education discontinues the Programme within a period of time a student could have reasonably completed it, the student will receive a full refund of tuition fees. This provision shall not apply in the event the school ceases operation.

Conduct Policy:

All students are expected to act maturely and are required to respect other students and staff members as well as the studio equipment, facilities and policies of Evolve Movement Education and Brighton Pilates Studio. Possession of weapons, illegal drugs, and alcohol of any kind are not allowed at the studio at any time. Any violation of student policies may result in permanent dismissal from Brighton Pilates Studio and any further programme s run by Evolve Movement Education. 

Dismissal:
Evolve Movement Education reserves the right to dismiss any student for misconduct, violations of the conduct policy, verbal or physical abuse, property damage and/or theft. The Principal Educator, after consultation with all parties involved,  will makes the final decision on dismissal.

TERMS & CONDITIONS
COMPREHENSIVE PILATES TEACHER TRAINING

Admissions Requirements:

Prospective students must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Must have an appropriate level of knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology*

  • Must have Math and English GCSE

  • Have no injuries or health conditions that would prevent performance of exercises during the course of the program

  • Must have a qualification in pilates or another field related to bodywork and movement
    (pilates mat training, yoga, dance, osteopathy)  

    OR

  • Have attended at least 100 hours of Pilates classes and be proficient with an intermediate/advanced level class** 


*We offer a one day ‘Introduction to Anatomy’ course prior to the start of the training programme. We request you either attend our course or complete the online Anatomy and Physiology course “Anatomy and physiology for the exercise and fitness instructor” offered by YMCA. Please contact us if you require more guidance.

**Reference required from the Pilates instructor and/or studio where you have been attending classes. This may be more than one studio.


Admission process:

  • Complete Registration form and submit for review by Course Co-ordinator 

  • Undertake a short interview with Principal Educator 

  • Accept offer of enrolment from the Principal Educator

No applicant will be denied on the basis of race, national origin, colour, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.

Enrolment Procedures:

The enrolment process includes

  • Submission of an application

  • Interview 

  • Letter of acceptance

  • Payment of deposit and/or full fees

  • Review of school catalog 

  • Review and signing of student policy and procedures

  • Completion and signing of student waiver

  • Signing of photographic release form

Prospective students may enrol anytime. Late enrolments will be not be accepted except in exceptional circumstances.

Attendance Requirements:

Rules for attending the program/ programs and fulfilling requirements:
For successful completion of the course, Evolve Movement Education requires that all 144 hours of the nine modules are attended by the student. All modules must be completed in the order that they are presented. 

Once the students start their apprenticeship in Module 5, they have a maximum of 12 months to complete the apprenticeship. Those that do not complete in the allotted time are granted an additional four months to re-sit their exam.

Students are expected to arrive on time for class with appropriate materials. An overall attendance rate of 100% is required. Course Director may request a student to withdraw from the programme if absence exceeds 17% (approximately 21 hours of the modules). 

In special circumstances where the student is unable to attend any of the modules it is the student’s responsibility to obtain any material missed. Missed material must be obtained from fellow students and the tutor. It is not the responsibility of Evolve Movement Education or its tutors to allocate extra teaching time for missed classes.  

Students who are unable to continue classes for medical reasons or severe personal problems will be required to take a leave of absence until they are able to return to class. Proper documentation will be required to substantiate a student’s withdrawal (see Leave of absence).

Leave of absence:
Students' who are not able to continue the programme may take a leave of absence. 

  • Personal or family circumstances: must submit a written request to the Programme Principal Educator

  • Medical: must submit a note from a doctor to the Programme Principal Educator

  • Pregnancy: leave of absence policy

Failure to attend class is not equivalent to a leave of absence and students will not receive an adjustment of charges unless a formal leave of absence is filed and approved.  

Students who interrupt their registration because of personal or family circumstances, injuries or illness, but plan to return may take a leave of absence. If you need to withdraw from training for a short period of time (1–6 weeks) we ask that you provide a letter, personally or from a doctor, explaining the circumstances. If you are on an instalment plan, you will continue with the same dates for your payment plan. 

In cases where leave of absences that are longer than 6 weeks,  students are expected to return and join the next training programme.If you are on an instalment plan, you will continue to pay on the balance of the first attempted course. If you paid for the programme in full, the school will retain all payments and allow you to start with the next training course. Upon restarting, the school will determine if you need to start fresh with a new course and pay the requisite tuition, or if you are eligible to jump into an existing program and tuition will then be calculated proportionately, based on the number of hours needed to complete.

In case of restarting after injury or illness we will require a medical note confirming the student is fit and healthy to return to exercise, and an additional student waiver must be completed and signed. Students who take a leave of absence due to pregnancy are granted an additional 6 months to recover.

If you fail to comply with the above or if your leave of absence exceeds 12 months, your leave of absence will be treated as a withdrawal.  A refund will be determined by the refund policy and will include all payments made in advance for any future training. 

Conduct Policy:

All students are expected to act maturely and are required to respect other students and staff members as well as the studio equipment, facilities and policies of Evolve Movement Education and Brighton Pilates Studio. Possession of weapons, illegal drugs, and alcohol of any kind are not allowed at the studio at any time. Any violation of student policies may result in permanent dismissal from Brighton Pilates Studio and any further programme s run by Evolve Movement Education. 

Brighton Pilates Studio:
Brighton Pilates Studio welcomes teacher training students into its premises for the purpose of Evolve Movement Education teacher training programme . Brighton Pilates Studio is a busy studio which is committed to the highest duty of care for its clients. The student must enter the studio environment with the awareness and understanding of the clients’ needs. The student commits to protecting the calm environment of Brighton Pilates Studio.


All front desk and studio policies of Brighton Pilates Studio apply to students. Please see studio policy

 

BRIGHTON PILATES STUDIO POLICY:

24-Hour Cancellation Policy

Brighton Pilates Studio implements a 24 hour cancellation/reschedule policy, in the event that you need to cancel/reschedule please inform reception in person, phone or email. This applies to pre-registered classes and all sessions and series.

Payment Policy

The studio accepts cash, cheque, all debit/credit cards (except American Express) and bank transfer including PayPal to Evolve Movement Education. 

Expiration/Refunds

All packages and class cards at Brighton Pilates Studio have an expiration date, please check your specific package. No refunds, except under exceptional circumstances.

Attire

Comfortable clothing that allows movement is recommended.

Mobile Phones

Kindly turn off your mobile phone. If you are waiting for an emergency call, please keep your phone on vibrate and with you.

Studio Area

Please enter the studio quietly if there is a session or class in progress.

Kindly remove your shoes before entering the studio. 

Please store your personal items in the lockers provided, no bags to be brought into the studio. You may bring your own padlock or purchase one at Reception to securely store your belongings in the lockers. 

The studio is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

After your class, please wipe down equipment with the cleaning solution provided so it is ready for the next client.

 

Dismissal:
Evolve Movement Education reserves the right to dismiss any student for misconduct, violations of the conduct policy, verbal or physical abuse, property damage and/or theft. The Principal Educator, after consultation with all parties involved,  will makes the final decision on dismissal.

A student also may be withdrawn from classes if they do not prepare sufficiently, neglect assignments, or make unsatisfactory progress. The student is forbidden from soliciting other students, staff, and/or clients on behalf of their own business or another studio. 

The Principal Educator may temporarily suspend students whose conduct is disruptive or unacceptable to the academic setting. After appropriate counselling, students who demonstrate a genuine desire to learn and respect the student conduct policy, may be allowed to resume attendance. The director will review each case and decide when re-admittance is appropriate.

Educational Services:

We create an environment where you develop through teamwork and interaction. We understand that in this is a journey where you learn and change from your own experience . We are committed to support you through this transformative process and ensure a safe environment through the following resources:

Residential support:

  • Teaching assistants to provide individual support and feedback during modules 

  • Appraisals with the Course Director 

  • Peer support through group activities and ‘buddy’ systems 

Remote support:

  • Email and phone contact with the Course Co-ordinator and/or Course Director

  • Comprehensive reading list for pre-course preparation and during the course

  • Students are given their own printed copy of the manual for each and every Module*

  • Students are provided with a logbook to document and record their progress , appraisal notes and attendance

  • Access to online library of reading materials, images and presentation materials* 


*Copying or redistribution of any and all materials distributed to the student by Evolve Movement Education is prohibited. This includes photocopying, recording, electronic, or mechanical transmissions, or any information storage or retrieval system. No video, audio or photographic recording will be permitted during the lectures.


Grading System: 

Progress reports with progress and feedback will be issued to students throughout the duration of the program.

Explanation of Grading System for final examination and completion of the course:

Total of 100 marks. Pass: 70%

The following steps of examination must each be passed independently with a 70% minimum

Assessment of one of this categories can be retaken in special cases when all of them were completed successfully and one of them was not passed satisfactorily.

 

1. Theory based Multiple Choice Assessment. 30 marks (Pass: 21 marks, 70%)

30 multiple choice questions based on the theory provided on the modules and manuals. 60 minutes

2. Written Case Study Assessment. 30 marks (Pass: 21 marks, 70%)

To create an appropriate Pilates programme for week 1/ week 6 and week 12 for the case presented in the examination paper. 90 minutes

3. Practical teaching Assessment. 30 marks (Pass: 21 marks, 70%)

      • Teach one exercise on each of the Pilates apparatus: Trapeze table, reformer, Chair, Barrel and Mat. The exercises will be selected at random from the repertoire on the manuals which was covered during the modules.

      • External examiner to assist with examination process.

      • Marking breakdown (6 marks per exercise)

 

- 1 mark visualisation

- 1 mark for safety

- 1 mark for cueing

- 1 mark for listening skills

- 1 mark for, tactile cueing

- 1/2 mark for repertoire knowledge

- 1/2 mark contraindications, variations and modifications

4. Practical demonstration of movement 10 marks (Pass: 7 marks, 70%)

      • Demonstrate one exercise on each of the Pilates apparatus: Trapeze table, reformer, Chair, Barrel and Mat. The exercises will be selected at random from the repertoire on the manuals which was covered during the modules..

      • External examiner to assist with examination process.

      • Marking breakdown: (2 marks per exercise)

 

- 1 mark for meeting requirements

- 1 extra mark for exceeding requirements

 

All reports will be delivered to the students in person and/or via email. 

Progress Policy: 

For successful completion of the course, Evolve Movement Education requires that all 144 hours of the nine modules are attended by the student. All modules must be completed in the order that they are presented. 


Between modules, the student is expected to have done revision and additional reading; they should have practiced the exercises from the previous module and demonstrate proficiency in these. Faculty will assess and record progress through practical exercises such as group circuit or a short test.

During the training programme and Apprenticeship, the students have three assignments they must complete. All will be assessed by faculty for progress reports and discussed in appraisals with students. Any grade given for the following assignments will follow the grading system for final exam as described in the section above, but will not contribute to final exam results or qualification. All grades must be above the 70% GPA in order for students to demonstrate satisfactory progression and continue on the programme.



 Required assignments:

1) Written essay (not graded - for progress reports and appraisal only. Essay criteria published in Course Syllabus provided at enrolment)
2) Case Study - full programming and final report
3) Mock exam 


Once the students start their apprenticeship in Module 5, they have a maximum of 12 months to complete the apprenticeship. Those that do not complete in the allotted time are granted an additional four months to re-sit their exam.

Each student is assigned a mentor from our of the teaching team. There are three appraisal meetings between the mentor and the student held within the 12-month training programme to ensure that the student makes satisfactory progress. The Principal Educator monitors student’s overall program. Unsatisfactory progress will be grounds for dismissal.

Students who do not maintain an 70% GPA will be placed on probation for 30 days. During the probation period, students must raise their grade average to passing or higher. The student may be terminated if grades are not satisfactory at the end of the probationary period. Termination shall be at the Principal Educator’s discretion. The Principal Educator has final authority and shall notify the student of the final decision.

Refund policy: 

Detailed explanation of circumstances and procedures of refunding the money to the student 

  • Student termination refund policy

  • Failure to return from a leave of absence refund policy

  • Postponement of the programme policy


Once an offer of enrolment has been accepted by the student, a registration fee and deposit is due. The registration fee and deposit is non refundable. 

Students who have paid their tuition fees for the Training Program in full but cancel their enrolment by notifying the school within seven (7) days are entitled to a full refund minus a cancellation charge of £500

If the student leaves the Training Program having completed 25% or less of the program, the refund is 75% less cancellation charge; if the student leaves having completed between 25% and 50% of the program, the refund is 50% less cancellation charge; if the student leaves after 50% of the program, there is no refund.

The student acknowledges and understands all of the financial terms they are agreeing to, by enrolling into the Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training programme at Evolve Movement Education. The student agrees to abide by all of the terms of their financial agreement with Evolve Movement Education. If the student is paying their tuition fees in instalments, they must set up a direct debit to cover all instalments and provide evidence of the direct debit for the Course Co-ordinator. If a payment is late than the scheduled date detailed on their payment schedule, the student will not be able to continue on the training course until payment has been made.

Cancellation of the student’s enrolment on the course with less than one week’s notice until the start of the course will result in forfeiture of the initial deposit.

Refund entitlement

 

Student is entitled to upon withdrawal/termination : Refund


Within 7 days of enrolment : Full refund of tuition fees minus the cancellation fee of £500

If student has completed up to 25% of the program 
(Up to 36h. of training) : 75% of tuition fees refunded minus the cancellation charge of £500

If student has completed up to 50% of the program 
(Up to 72h. of training) : 50% of tuition fees refunded minus the cancellation charge of £500

If student has completed more than 50% of the program 
(More than 72h. of training) : No refund 


Example:

Refund based on tuition and deposit of £3650 paid in full

 

Student is entitled to upon withdrawal/termination: Refund


Within 7 days of enrolment: Cancellation charge of £500 (deposit)
£3150 refunded 

If student has completed up to 25% of the program (up to 36h. of training): £2237.5 refunded

If student has completed up to 50% of the program (up to 72h. of training): £1325 refunded

If student has completed more than 50% of the program (more than 72h. of training): No refund

Students may cancel their contract at any time prior to midnight of the third business day after signing their contract. All refunds will be made within 30 days from the date of termination. The official date of termination or withdrawal of a student shall be determined in the following manner: 

    1. The date on which the school receives written notice of the student’s intention to discontinue the training program; or

    2. The date on which the student violates published student conduct policy, which provides for termination

    3. Should a student fail to return from a leave of absence, the effective date of termination for a student on an extended leave of absence or a leave of absence is the earlier date the school determines the student is not returning or the day following the expected return date.

In the instance that Evolve Movement Education discontinues the Programme within a period of time a student could have reasonably completed it, the student will receive a full refund of tuition fees. This provision shall not apply in the event the school ceases operation.

Student Grievance Procedure: 

The School recognises a student’s right to have grievances and to file complaints. The School is committed to addressing complaints and grievances effectively and fairly. This policy provides a procedure for documenting grievances and complaints related to issues both academic and non-academic, as well as complaints of unlawful discrimination and unfair treatment. 


The School aims to address complaints and grievances through a fair and impartial resolution process that is carried out with transparency, that is accessible and available to all students and that respects the privacy of all parties involved. A student may file a complaint or grievance without fear of reprisals.

Procedure:

Any student with a complaint or a grievance should take the following actions (and be as specific as possible):

  • Contact the person with whom they have the grievance and attempt to resolve the issue informally.

  • If this is not a reasonable option, or if such an option does not remedy the situation, students should speak with the Director.

  • If the matter is still not resolved, students may appeal in writing to psap@pilatesmethodalliance.org

Attempting to resolve any issue with the School first is strongly encouraged. 


Sexual Harassment Procedure:

Definition: 

Sexual Harassment is defined as un-welcomed verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature that is severe or pervasive and affects learning conditions or creates a hostile environment.

Examples:

  • Verbal or Written - Comments about clothing, personal behaviour, or a person's body; sexual or sex­ based jokes; requesting sexual favours or repeatedly asking a person out; sexual innuendoes; telling rumours about a person's personal or sexual life; threatening a person.

  • Physical - Assault; impeding or blocking movement; inappropriate touching of a person or a person's clothing; kissing, hugging, patting, stroking.

  • Non-verbal - Looking up and down a person's body; derogatory gestures or facial expressions of a sexual nature; following a person.

  • Visual - Posters, drawings, pictures, screensavers or emails of a sexual nature.

Procedure:

Any student who feels s/he has been subject to sexual harassment should take the following actions:

  • Speak directly to the source of the discrimination.

  • If this is not a reasonable option, or if such an option does not remedy the situation, speak with the immediate supervisor.

  • If this is not a reasonable option, or if such an option does not remedy the situation, speak with the Director.

  • If this is not a reasonable option, or if such an option does not remedy the situation, document all relevant facts and send documentation to: psap@pilatesmethodalliance.org


Students who are found to have sexually harassed or knowingly filed a false complaint of sexual harassment shall be subject to disciplinary action, including dismissal.

Access to student files: 

  • Student files – contents 

  • Picture identification (drivers license, immigration card, passport, etc.)

  • Completed and signed student waiver

  • Signed enrolment agreement

  • Signed sexual harassment policy

  • Signed non-discrimination Policy

  • All academic records (case study and essay)

  • All staff notes

  • Copy of student liability insurance

  • Grading breakdowns (upon completion)

  • Completed apprenticeship logbook (upon completion)

Students may review their complete file during studio hours by requesting an appointment with the Course co-ordinator. 

Studio hours are Monday to Friday 9am-3pm and Saturday 9am-1pm. 


Satisfactory Completion: 

A student will be awarded a certificate of completion and certification by Evolve Movement Education when they complete the following:

  • 100% attendance of training programme  modules

  • Completed 12 months of apprenticeship (including 50 hours of equipment classes) 

  • Apprenticeship documentation  - completed logbook, essay, and case study

  • Pass mark of over 42 (out of 60) for theory exam 

  • Pass mark of over 30 (out of 40) for practical exam 


Time extension for programme completion:

  • An additional four months is available should the student fail their practical exam after 12 months of apprenticeship, granting a maximum of 16 months to complete the apprenticeship

  • Student should contact the course co-ordinator in writing to express their interest in extending their programme and resitting the exam 

  • Cost - additional costs may be applied to re-sit exams

  • See programme costs on payments for additional apprenticeship time and exams (payments may be subject to separate contract)