The Pole Studio Advanced Level Instructor Training Programme
Accredited by: SkillsActive, REPS 16, REPSSA 12, Pole Dance Community.
The Pole Studio Advanced Level Instructor Training Programme takes place over two days of face to face training, assessments are held on the second day. The training pack contains a 150+ page training manual. There is also online video content containing all conditioning exercises contained in the syllabus. Trainee instructors will learn how to create their own class plans and pole combinations.
Once students have successfully completed The Pole Studio Advanced Level Instructor Training Programme, they will feel confident and ready to commence teaching Advanced Level classes.
Having completed this course, students will now be able to attend The Pole Studio Advanced Level 1-day courses, such as The Handspring Course.
The Pole Studio will soon be offering ongoing support with online training and weekly class planning tools through their Instructor Affiliate Programme. More details coming soon.
Some of the moves taught within this course are shown in the photos below.
Prerequisites for Joining The Pole Studio Advanced Level Instructor Training Programme
Before commencing The Pole Studio Advanced Instructor Training you will need to have completed The Pole Studio Intermediate Instructor Training or an equivalent pole instructor certification.
You will also need to be of an advanced level on the pole and be able to perform all moves on both sides.
Candidates must have completed a REPS Level 2 course such as Gym Instructor or Exercise to Music in order to achieve the base knowledge of anatomy and physiology and exercise instruction that is required to become a certified pole fitness instructor. The completion of one of the aforementioned is also required in order to acquire the REPs CPD points offered on this course.
All courses are currently only available in English, therefore fluency in the English language is required.
If you have any special learning needs, please talk to your course organiser or tutor before the course begins. The Pole Studio is happy to support you in any way we can.
Overview of The Pole Studio Advanced Level Instructor Training Programme
Origins of Pole Fitness, Fitness, Key Muscles Used/Anatomy, Management & Safety and Ethical Conduct.
Spotting Advanced Level Moves
Learn safe and effective spotting techniques for Advanced Level Tricks. The Pole Studio spotting method encourages the highest level of safety and promotes student independence. Our focus lies in strengthening and technique building rather than an over-reliance on spotting and lifting.
Planning & teaching classes
This course provides a detailed and informative breakdown of the ‘how to’s’ of planning and teaching classes. This is the part of the course when the class structure is explained and illustrated with examples. This class planning structure is used by The Pole Studio across the UK.
Learning and Teaching styles are discussed to help trainee instructors understand the varying needs of the students. This will help in the successful planning of Pole Fitness classes.
Within this course there is also a chapter on ‘Gripping Positions’. All the different ways of holding the pole have specific names and they’re worth knowing as they will assist with move breakdowns when instructing.
Conditioning exercises are another essential component of class planning. With over 15 exercises (not including multiple variations) all parts of the body are strengthened through ‘Pole Conditioning Exercises’. Conditioning exercises are relevant at all levels of Pole Fitness teaching, especially when building strength for more difficult moves.
Conditioning improves strength, technique and encourages balance in the body and therefore helps to prevent injury.
Students of this course will learn how to choreograph and teach Advanced Level combinations and routines. Routines comprise of sequences of tricks, spins, transitional moves and floor work.
Advanced Level syllabus
Detailed breakdowns of each of the 20+ movements with photographs and videos from The Pole Studio Advanced Level syllabus. Move breakdowns are used to help trainee instructors learn how to explain the syllabus repertoire as well as discover common links between move breakdowns. This knowledge will also enable trainees to analyse and explain movements outside of The Pole Studio’s syllabus.
If you want to find out which moves are covered in this course, do not hesitate to get in touch with us at The Pole Studio.
Alternative Class Planning Templates
Pole Circuit, Pole Pyramids and Pole Vs Bodyweight are some additional class planning templates to keep class plans fresh and challenging. Using your repertoire of conditioning exercises and pole moves, find innovative ways to avoid the fitness plateau and prevent boredom with these alternative class planning templates.This chapter also covers Pole Expression Choreography. Guidelines for choreography, how to execute movements and working with students to create their own choreography are all covered.
We provide an additional workbook that guides trainee instructors through every element of their assessments. You will learn what is required during the 30-minute practical assessment presentation and the 60-minute multiple choice written assessment. All assessments are structured with a numerical points system, allowing no room for subjectivity. Trainees will know exactly what is required of them to pass the assessments with the highest possible marks.
Preparation and Clothing
Bring drinking water, snacks and a light lunch as there will be breaks during the course. Please check if your course venue has a cafe/restaurant if you intend to buy lunch on site. Wear comfortable gym clothes that you can move freely in. Shorts are required in order to grip the pole with your legs. You may wear trainers or go bare foot during the practical sessions. Bring a small towel to wipe the pole. Please do not wear any moisturisers on your hands, arms and legs. Moisturisers make your skin and the poles slippery which is dangerous for you and other students. Slipping on the pole will also prevent you from achieving the techniques.
You must be in good health in order to participate in this course.
Course Fees and Payment
£299 in the UK
R3000 in South Africa.
Prior study is required, therefore we need to send training materials to you a few weeks before the course starts.
Upon receipt of your payment, all course materials will be sent to you.
Course fees are non-refundable but may be transferable subject to availability.
Small Class Size Promise
We guarantee that The Pole Studio Advanced Level Instructor Training Programme will be restricted to seven students or fewer per course, with one student per pole. This is to ensure the highest quality and individual attention for each student attending.