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We train for direct entry into the Accredited Register of Foot Health Practitioners - view the register
Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority more.....
Learn with the specialists - be independent in 2015
Twelve theory modules cover every aspect of starting and running your own practice. Study at your own speed, with active support and guidance from the college. Fast-track to conclusion if required.
Completion of theory leads to 10 days of practical training. This College considers it necessary to complete a minimum of 10 days to gain sufficient experience in all aspects of the work. You will work on real patients with real problems in the course of your training.
Gain hands-on experience of patient management and treatment including safe scalpel technique (exclusive to this College) in an enjoyable learning atmosphere. A series of lectures and clinical demonstrations adds depth to understanding and prepares you for real-life practice.
We offer an optional 2 day course workshop to help you get the best understanding from the course. This is thoroughly recommended, and there is no doubt that those who elect to take these days benefit greatly from the experience.
The quality of our FHP course is assured by NCFE - one of the UK's leading accreditation bodies
Before you consider training elsewhere based purely upon cost, consider that:
# the most expensive training is a cheap course that leads nowhere
# you may need further training or confidence-building if you accept very short periods of practical training
# ongoing support is provided indefinitely by this College
# our training leads to direct membership of the Accredited Register of Foot Health Practitioners - this is the ONLY register approved by the government-appointed Professional Standards Authority - beware of counterfeiters!
# Continuing Professional Development and Practice Advancement are available through this College
Practitioners are recognised by www.thealliancepsp.com for insurance cover for all aspects of practice. The Alliance will help you to grow and develop your practice by offering update and Continuing Professional Development opportunities
The Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register
The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care set standards for organisations holding voluntary registers for health and social care occupations and accredit those that meet them. They also oversee statutory bodies that regulate health and social care professionals in the UK, including the GMC, NMC and HCPC.
This College is the first institution teaching Foot Health Practice to offer a course that allows you to apply for direct entry into a Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register. The Accredited Register of Foot Health Practitioners recognises and accepts those trained at the College of Foot Health Practitioners for direct listing on the Register, by Route A.
Those trained at other schools can still be listed on the Accredited Register, but must apply via Route B, which requires that they must pass a Test of Competence before they can be accepted onto the Register. For public protection the Test of Competence is designed to ensure the absolute ability of fitness to practice.
Members of the public, employers and commissioners can now choose to use people who are on a register that the Professional Standards Authority have independently assessed and approved. They provide assurance that the register is well run and requires registrants to meet high standards of personal behaviour, technical competence and business practice.
Refreshment Training is available from the College - left menu
The only effective way to research the subject is to come directly to the source. We are always pleased to answer your questions.
Reading or posting on podiatry forums is not research. Foot Health Practice is not Podiatry - and Podiatrists know nothing about Foot Health Practice or how it is taught.
Thank you for taking the time to read about our course. Our web site has a vast amount of information but please feel free to contact us with any other questions that you may have. We have scheduled open days so that you can view the clinics in progress and talk to the students if you wish, but if you cannot make these dates we offer an open invitation to view the college at any time.
Tel 0121 559 0180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a single-subject specialist college
-everything we do is about feet
N.B. To call yourself a 'Chiropodist' or 'Podiatrist' or to work in the NHS you must complete a three-year honours degree course at university. We train practitioners for independent self-employment in the private sector. Foot Health Practitioners train at approximately one-quarter of the cost in less than one-third of the time. This means you can have two years experience and earn two year's worth of fees by the time you might have completed your degree. Having said that, many graduates of this College have gone on to successfully complete an honours degree after gaining the insight and understanding that our training delivers.
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