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Welcome to the College of Foot Health Practitioners
- the first institution to offer training that permits direct entry into a
Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register
The Accredited Register of Foot Health Practitioners recognises and accepts those trained by the College of Foot Health Practitioners for entry by Route A - view the register
Foot Health Practitioners attend to all the common conditions that affect the foot and leg ranging from routine care of nails, treatment of verrucae, corns, callus, right through to functional problems of the foot. Students that complete our Diploma in Foot Health Practice gain a working know-how by which to establish themselves in private practice.
The course begins with 12 theory modules, studied at your own pace, with interactive support and guidance from the college. The modules teach anatomy, physiology, diagnosis and treatment, and cover every aspect of starting and running your own 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].
Completion of the modules leads to 10 days of practical training. At the College of Foot Health Practitioners we consider it necessary to complete a minimum of 10 days to gain sufficient experience in all aspects of the work. In an enjoyable learning atmosphere you gain hands-on experience of patient management, treatment modalities and safe scalpel technique (exclusive to this College). A lecture series runs alongside the clinical training to prepare you for actual practice.
This is a genuine opportunity for career change, and by charging realistic fees and justifying them by attentive service it is possible to earn at a good rate, either in a private surgery or by low-overheads domiciliary visiting.
NCFE, one of the UK's leading accreditation bodies, assures the delivery of our FHP course.
The College also retains a Quality Assurance Consultant to ensure that the standards are kept (see The College and its Aims - left menu).
Before you consider training elsewhere based purely upon cost, consider that:
# the practical experience offered at this college will prepare you to function as an autonomous practitioner
# you could find yourself in need of further training or confidence building if you accept very short periods of practical training
# ongoing support is provided indefinitely by this College after your training
# you can take further clinical training after your practical if you need it at no extra cost
# practice advancement and Continuing Professional Development are available from this College
# you can apply for direct listing by Route A on the Alliance's Accredited Register of Foot Health Practitioners if you train with this College and join the Alliance - the professional body that has gained Professional Standards Authority Accreditation of its Register.
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.
Professional Standards Authority Accredited Voluntary Registration
The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care oversees statutory bodies that regulate health and social care professionals in the UK. They assess their performance, conduct audits, scrutinise their decisions and report to Parliament. They also set standards for organisations holding voluntary registers for health and social care occupations and accredit those that meet them.
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 Alliance's 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 that have trained by other routes can still apply to be entered into the Accredited Register, but must enter by Route B, which requires that they must pass a Test of Competence before they can be listed on 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 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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The College of Foot Health Practitioners is a limited company registered in England and Wales, Registered Number 04595656. Registered Office 5-7 High Street, Blackheath, West Midlands B65 0HP