Welcome to the College of Foot Health Practitioners
The College is in its 19th year of successfully training practitioners to support and serve the population of the UK. It is recognised that the need of the public in foot health provision cannot be adequately met by the NHS. In addition, we believe that the public should have a genuine choice of where and when they can obtain treatment and in the nature of the treatment they can access. Foot care is absolutely essential to the maintenance of good health, and is effective in averting serious illness requiring costly intervention.
The College also recognises the essential need for practitioners to attain standards realistically required for safe and effective 21st century practice. To this end the College offers a range of advanced diplomas, workshops, master-classes and continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities to maintain and advance their skills beyond the first diploma.
Many of our graduate students have continued to further advance their careers as their diploma gives them access to entry level for BSc university degree course in Podiatry.
Private practitioners are absolutely necessary to the needs of their local communities, more so now than ever before. With long waiting lists and the low level of satisfaction expressed by many patients it is clear that local authority clinics and hospital-based departments can never meet the real needs of the population in the matter of foot health. Our services are necessary. They must be safely delivered with expertise and understanding.
This College delivers a Level 4 Diploma in Foot Health Practice and as the level and delivery of which is assured by NCFE gives assurance that the content of a training course is of a high standard and meets the rigorous quality assurance of a national awarding organisation. The NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care sets standards for organisations holding accredited registers for health and social care occupations and accredits those registers that meet the standards. The same Authority oversees statutory bodies that regulate health and social care professionals in the UK, including the GMC, NMC and HCPC.
- • the most expensive training is the cheap course that leads nowhere or needs top-up •
- • you may need further confidence building if you accept very short periods of practical training •
- • ongoing support after training is provided indefinitely by this College •
- • our training leads to direct entry into the Accredited Register of Foot Health Practitioners •
- • we also provide Continuing Professional Development and Practice Advancement •
"...those who train at this College will be entered directly into the Foot Health Practitioners Accredited Register - this is a Government approved register..."
"...as a specialist College, we offer a comprehensive yet understandable course, that culminates in two weeks of clinical training..."