Train to become a Foot Health Practitioner

Train to become a Foot Health Practitioner

Our National Clinical Training Centre in Southport offers the best range of courses to get your career flourishing,

  • Innovative new career path
  • Develop your own business and be your own boss
  • Study at your own pace with our distance learning programme
  • Flexible study options
  • Professional recognition
  • Practical experience in our clinical facilities
  • Be in control of your own learning

What the course involves

The course consists of two parts:-

Part One is the theory which is done mainly via distance learning with both tutor and online assistance where necessary. The theory consists of eight Units and eight End of Unit Assessments leading to a one-day final attendance examination which takes place at our National Clinical Training Centre in Southport.

Part Two is the clinical, which is the two-week continuous intense practical training which will take place at our National Clinical Training Centre in Southport.

The cost of the course is £1,999 and includes the two-week continuous practical training. Students have the option to pay via Direct Debit.

Course Syllabus

Each Unit will initially be delivered via email, unless otherwise requested.  You will be asked to obtain recommended text books to assist you with your studies.  The eight Units are:-

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Anatomy and Physiology – The Lower Limb
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the skin and nail
  • Clinical Conditions
  • Pharmacy and Treatment Agents (Medicaments)
  • Bacteriology and Sterilisation
  • Pathology
  • Clinical Emergencies and Practice Management

Practical Training

During your practical training you will be shown how to carry out the following:-

  • Clinical assessment
  • Record keeping
  • Diagnosis of foot problems
  • Disorders of the nail
  • Treatment of verrucae
  • Septic conditions
  • High risk patients
  • Care of the elderly foot
  • Scalpel techniques (corn and callus only)
  • Padding techniques
  • Referral of patients
  • How to use and maintain surgical drills
  • Routine maintenance of equipment
  • Practice management
  • Reflective practice

Your prospects after training

More trained Foot Health Practitioners are required not only to accommodate the population increase but also to promote awareness of preventing and treating foot disorders.

Just as importantly, with the decline in foot treatment available under the NHS, there is now even more need for Foot Health Practitioners.

 

For a copy of our Prospectus, or further information, please contact Pauline:

Tel: 01704 546141 or email: pauline@iocp.org.uk

Disclaimer : completion of this course does not qualify you to work as a Chiropodist or Podiatrist