Online BarreConcept Instructor Training Course


Director of Pilates Union UK and your tutor, Emma Newham, is the creator of the internationally accredited BarreConcept Method.  Her brand was lauched in 2011 and it became the first barre instructor training course in Europe.  It is now the UK’s leading barre workout method.  She launched the floor barre instructor training course a few years later. BarreConcept is Europe’s leading training provider for barre instructors.

Emma brings a wealth of personal knowledge and industry experience to this comprehensive online course. This course will equip you with the practical skills required to teach group barre sessions with confidence. Further education courses are available for the small equipment and props that you would typically use in a barre class, so you can continue your fitness journey with Emma, if you wish to continue learning

Emma is an international presenter for MindBody fitness and has delivered face to face and online training to students all over the globe. She is a qualified Assessor as well as an Internal Quality Assurer (Internal Verifier), so she assesses the Assessors doing their assessing. Her attention to detail is unparalleled. Therefore, you can be assured of the highest quality training standard and education.

BarreConcept Training is one of the most comprehensive barre instructor courses available on the market today with global accreditaiton in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia. This increasingly popular exercise regime incorporates the precision of Pilates with the positions, moves, grace and technique of ballet. Add to this the alignment of yoga and the strength from sports conditioning and you will have all of the aspects of a typical Barre workout.

The combined elements of the different methods fuse to form a challenging and exciting workout, which stretches and sculpts the muscles, whilst burning fat. Balance, strength, stamina, power, flexibility and motor control all improve. This workout produces dramatic results that sculpt and redefine the entire body, without even being a dancer

Course Overview

The Pilates Union UK online comprehensive BarreConcept Teacher Training Course covers over 100 exercises. Spread over 25 units, this course covers basic through to intermediate and advanced exercises, including functional fitness based moves, ballet movements and Pilates-based movements.

You will learn a variety of exercises at the barre, conditioning exercises on the mat and cool down stretches on the floor. Containing over 100 videos, there are more than 12 hours of viewing time alone.

This practical course will give you a detailed, structured approach to the learning and teaching of the BarreConcept method and how to progress clients from the basic fundamental exercises right through to the more advanced movements and learning how to sequence them into a choreographed, flowing routine, that challenges your clients.

For a more detailed overview of the units, please see the FAQ’s at the footer of this page.

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Award Winning Instructor

Over the last decade, Emma has won various local and national industry awards for her exercise studio and fitness services. Industry experts recognise Emma's experience.

Industry Accredited Training

Emma's company, Pilates Union UK, has been offering globally accredited online instructor training courses in the UK, USA, Australia and Canada for over a decade.

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The content of this training has been professionally recognised and endorsed by the awarding body, Active IQ – a CIMSPA Endorsed Awarding Organisation. In addition, this particular online yoga teacher training course has gained international approval for continuing education credits and has been awarded CPD points from the following organisations:


10 CPD Points

Active IQ - UK

This has been professionally recognised and endorsed by the awarding body, Active IQ

National Pilates Certification Program (NPCP) - USA

Formerly Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) - 12 CEC’s

Canfitpro - Canada


Ausactive (formerly Fitness Australia) - Australia

12 CEC Points

Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA) - Australia

14 CEC Points

Course Structure

There are 25 units and you are allowed 150 days access to complete the course. You have instant access upon purchase and you are ready to start immediately. Just log in and go to unit one.  On each screen, you will find the video of the exercise and how to teach the movement. This includes alignment, breathing, correct technique, common errors and how to correct them, modifications, progressions, contraindications and tactile cueing.

On each screen, you will find the video of the exercise and how to teach the technique. Underneath each video, you will find detailed text and explanation of the exercise being taught.  You will work at your own pace and when you have time, just login and go to the appropriate unit and work your way through the material.

For more detailed informaiton, please see the FAQ’s at the footer of this page.

Assessment Info

In order to achieve a pass in this course, 2 assessments must be successfully submitted –

Assessment One – BarreConcept Theory Quiz (80% pass)

Assessment Two – Practical one hour exam. You must submit a video of you teaching a healthy adult. You must teach from your choreographed week 5 lesson plan routine that you will learn on the course.

Ideally, you can use an iPad to film your exam video. Place the iPad on a surface where you and your client are in full view for the entire video.  Upon completions of your video, you can upload this onto any internet application that allows you to send large files.

Student Support

Constant Contact

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To ensure quality of service and consistency, you will deal directly with Emma throughout your training journey. There are no other parties or channels to go through.


Just because your course finishes, it doesn't mean your journey ends. Emma provides guidance with setting up, advice on gaining employment and support on a range of topics

Flexible learning compatible across a wide range of devices

Learn anytime, any place, anywhere.  Emma’s courses are compatible across a range of devices.  Flexible learning means that you can work according to your schedule.  Upon purchase, you have immediate access to the online content, so you can begin learning straight away.  Each time you login, the system will return to the unit and step you last completed.  You can repeat units and steps as many times as you like.

Units may be completed in any order you choose or you can follow the suggested schedule.  Go at your own pace and work your way through the units in your time.  Each course has a specific duration, after which time your course will expire and you will no longer have access to the online content, so your learning must be completed before your course expires.  Course extensions are available for a small charge, so you can re-gain access to the material.

Further Course Information
  • The comprehensive course material consists of over 12 hours of video material, split into the following units –

    Unit One – Introduction -1 video

    Unit Two – Exercises at the Barre -31 videos

    Unit Three – Learn to teach the choreographed Barre routine -1 video

    Unit Four – Barre section quiz

    Unit Five – Working with music and cueing skills -1 video

    Unit Six – Warm Up component – 2 videos

    Unit Seven – Learn to teach the choreographed Warm Up routine -1 video

    Unit Eight – Warm Up section quiz

    Unit Nine – On the Floor – Leg and butt exercises -19 videos

    Unit Ten – On the Floor – Upper body exercises -10 videos

    Unit Eleven – On the Floor – Back strengthening exercises -4 videos

    Unit Twelve – On the Floor – Abdominal exercises -25 videos

    Unit Thirteen – Learn to teach the choreographed floor routine -1 video

    Unit Fourteen – Floor section quiz

    Unit Fifteen – Cool down stretches

    Unit Sixteen – Learn to teach the choreographed stretch routine -1 video

    Unit Seventeen – Fitness Principles

    Unit Eighteen – Health and Safety

    Unit Nineteen – Teaching Skills

    Unit Twenty – Special Populations

    Unit Twenty One – Class Planning

    Unit Twenty Two – Exam lesson plan practical routine -1 video

    Unit Twenty Three – Final assessments -1 video

    Unit Twenty Four – Setting up classes and marketing -1 video

    Unit Twenty Five – Membership, education and support -1 video

  • There are 102 videos on this course. If you watched one video per day, it would take 102 days. It is really dependent upon individual instructors and the time they have available to devote to learning. All learning must be completed before the 180 days is up.

    Total number of videos = 102

    Total Video Playing Time = 662 (11.03 hours)

    Total Quiz Time = 80 minutes

    Total Reading Time = 975 minutes

    Total minutes = 1717 (28.6 hours)

  • Course Aims

    For learners to develop a comprehensive understanding and awareness of the ballet barre and the exercises that can be performed on it. To be able to apply this knowledge in developing a personal programme for a range of clients of differing needs and abilities

    Course Outcomes

    Learners will be able to instruct basic to intermediate exercises at the ballet barre to a variety of clients of different ages and capabilities. Learners will be able to identify exercises which may need to be modified for a particular client group and they will be able to adapt or progress an exercise where necessary. Learners will be able to devise choreographed lesson plans to relatively healthy clients.

  • The course costs £275 GBP. A copy of the information contained in the Pilates Union BarreConcept manual is viewable online. Should you wish to have a hard copy of the manual, this costs £21.99 and is available online. The other cost is for the practical assessment.

    A fee of £45 is payable when submitting your practical exam video. This covers your assessors time to watch your video and give you feedback. This also covers the cost of your certificate.

    There is also an optional cost of £120 for your lifetime membership, which gives you a business listing on the international BarreConcept website, so that the media, public and employers know that you are the local accredited instructor for your area. In addition, you will receive the BarreConcept trademark, logos and marketing pack. Most importantly, you will receive online ongoing education to support your classes. You will have access to new choreographed routines to encourage client retention.

  • Prerequisites

    Any of the following qualifications are suitable:

    Pilates Teacher

    Yoga Teacher

    Exercise to Music

    Personal Trainer

    Qualified Dance Teacher

    Group Exercise Instructor

    If you do not possess any of the above qualifications, then please email us, as we will consider all relevant experience as a prerequisite for taking this training

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