Courses & Events

Certificate in Skin and Soft Tissue Surgery

  • Date:
    1st January 2020
  • Time:
  • Location:
    Liverpool and Tamworth
  • Tutor:
    Faculty of Education and College of Podiatric Surgeons

  • Cost:
    Course £1,400, plus mentor costs, plus travel costs.

    Please note that mentoring is not included in the above price.
    As a guideline, mentors can charge a fee in the region of £500 plus travel expenses, where applicable.

Summary and participation

The Faculty of Education and College of Podiatric Surgeons has developed a training programme in surgery to enhance suitably qualified Podiatrists develop their post-graduate skills.  It is designed to reinforce and build upon the knowledge gained at both undergraduate and post graduate level and allow successful candidates to perform a range of minor surgical procedures in an appropriate surgical setting.

The programme will be developed and delivered appropriately by qualified Consultant Podiatrists and partner institutions.

For entry to the programme, learners will be required to have a degree in Podiatry with POM-A and either POM-S, IP or SP annotations, and at least three years post-graduate experience.

The programme will include distance learning elements, practical training and lectures.  An interview may be applied to applications by the Faculty Board.

Course content

  • Legal and ethical basis of surgery
  • Scope and limitation of surgery
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • CQC requirements
  • Patient assessment and pre-operative evaluation
  • Surgical principles and anatomical consideration
  • Operating environment
  • Instrumentation
  • Infection control and sterile practice
  • Advanced anaesthesia
  • Tissue handling, dissection and haemostasis
  • Histology
  • Surgical procedures


How to Book

Contact Julie on 01704 546141 or by email on for further information or an application form


First cohort starts in January 2020