MATTS offers a STAT approved three-year professional training course for teachers made up of 1600 class hours, together with some home study.
Graduates are certified by the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT), the original and largest representative and regulatory professional body for Alexander teachers, and are eligible to join the Society as teaching members and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council's UK Register. The STAT Certificate is also recognised by the 16 affiliated national societies.
Full-time training usually takes three years. However, nowadays many students choose to train part-time and are free to choose from a wide range of flexible options in their training schedule.
Intensive Courses, individually designed to deepen skills
MATTS offers individually designed courses for people who have had a foundation course of lessons and who would like to deepen their Alexander Technique skills in an intensive group setting.
These courses are also suitable for those who have an interest in training and would like to explore this further before making a commitment to train.
Hours of training completed with us before making a formal commitment to training can, in many circumstances, be included towards the STAT-mandated minimum requirement of 1600 class hours.
Qualified teachers may join our training course for a period of postgraduate study.
This is especially beneficial for newly qualified teachers who wish to enhance their skills in a friendly and supportive environment, for teachers who have taken a break from teaching and wish to refresh their hands-on skills and for those who wish to develop their confidence and/or would like to have some time to focus on their own professional development.
Postgraduate study is open to teachers of all backgrounds and levels of experience and is available for any period of time required.
Continuing Professional Development CPD
MATTS offers a special weekly opportunity for professional development at the "Thursday Class" specifically designed for teachers of all levels of experience to meet and work in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.
These special classes run on 36 weeks each year as part of the Teacher Training School and we usually number around 20 (lower at the moment due to shielding), more than half of whom are qualified teachers.
In addition to Thursdays, all qualified teachers are always welcome to visit our classes on any training day, without notice.