Level 4 Diploma in Teaching Yoga

We take pride in being a world-class yoga training school, right in the heart of London.

Gain Two Qualifications at Once

Our yoga teacher training is dual-accredited, which means that you can gain two qualifications at once.

When you enrol on our 200-hour teacher training you are automatically enrolled onto our Yoga Alliance accredited programme. This is the most widely recognised accrediting body for yoga and gives you a qualification that will be valued and recognised by yoga studios anywhere in the world.

But if you are planning to stay living and working in the UK, we have a second option for you that will open many doors.

Level 4 Diploma in Teaching Yoga

YogaLondon is a Focus Awards accredited training school, which means that we offer OFQUAL recognised qualifications. When you study for your yoga teacher qualification with us you can also gain a nationally recognised Diploma in Teaching Yoga.


Your Diploma means that you:

  • - Can access to funding via government programmes, such as ELCAS ministry of defence funding, or workplace funding programmes.
  • - Will be recognised by CIMSPA (The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity)
  • - Will have a qualification that is recognised within gyms, the fitness industry and within schools and the NHS
  • - Will open up opportunities to embark on further study at Level 4 and 5 in related fields
  • - Get student discounts via your Totum Pro Student Discount card

How do I add the Diploma?

All of our teacher training students can add the Level 4 Diploma to their studying pathway. You will not need to attend any additional training days. To qualify with the diploma you will simply need to complete additional coursework requirements.

Apply onto the 200-hour teacher training programme. Once your application has been processed and accepted you will be offered the opportunity to upgrade to the dual-accredited qualification.

Adding the Level 4 Diploma in Teaching Yoga costs as little as £40 per month. Ask us for more information.

Frequently asked Questions


What does Level 4 mean?

The ‘Level’ refers to the difficulty of a qualification. Most qualifications have a difficulty level which is indicated by a number from 1 to 8. The higher the number, the more difficult the qualification is.

  • Level 1: GCSE - lower grades 3, 2, 1 or grades D, E, F, G
  • Level 2: GCSE - higher grades 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4 or grades A*, A, B, C
  • Level 3: A level or AS level
  • Level 4: higher national certificate (HNC)
  • Level 5: A foundation degree or a higher national diploma (HND)
  • Level 6: Degree - for example bachelor of the arts (BA) hons, bachelor of science (BSc) hons
  • Level 7: Master’s Degree - for example master of arts (MA), master of science (MSc)
  • Level 8: Doctorate - for example doctor of philosophy (PhD or DPhil)

What is a Diploma?

This refers to the length of time the qualification takes. Qualifications at the same difficulty level (the same number) may have different durations. A good example of this is AS and A levels. Both of these qualifications are Level 3 in terms of difficulty, but AS levels last 1 year and A levels last 2 years.

Based on the duration of the course the qualification will have a different name:

  • Awards. These are short courses (between 10 and 120 hours in length)
  • Certificates. These are mid-length courses (between 130 and 360 hours in length)
  • Diplomas. These are in-depth training programs (over 370 hours in duration)

What are Regulated Qualifications?

In the UK, nationally recognised qualifications are part of the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF). The RQF is a national framework regulated by OFQUAL on behalf of the government. As these qualifications are nationally recognised they are the preferred qualification by future employers.

Earn As You Learn

YogaLondon students can start teaching public classes mid-way through their training course. This presents an extraordinary opportunity to gain teaching experience while you are continuing your education, and offers an opportunity for the training to pay for itself. Teaching is made possible with "Student Teacher" insurance. For more information about Yoga Trainee Insurance, please ring YogaLondon at 020 3286 2534 or get a free, no obligation course prospectus.

We Love Our Graduates Enough to Give Them a Job

Outstanding graduates of the course have the chance to become part of the YogaLondon team. You'll have the chance to join a reputable London school and get experience on your CV. Learn more.

Watch graduate videos, find dates for this course, meet the course tutors or download our prospectus for more information.

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