Applications are invited for the positions of accredited mentors on the Institutes successful FHP course. With the advent of the Foot Health Consortium set up by Health Education England, which the Institute is a board member of, FHP training will undoubtedly become a higher profile area in footcare and it is essential that training organisations ensure that training offered is of the highest possible quality.
As many members will know, a substantial proportion of entrants to the IOCP training program have been put forward by HCPC registered IOCP members wishing to include FHPs in their treatment teams in the same fashion as dental practices have, for example, hygienists to support the delivery of structured care. This is an exciting move forward which the IOCP with its more than 80 year history of delivering flexible training is well fitted to deliver.
Mentors will be responsible for supervising community placements within their own practices – be they domiciliary or surgery based, and will be remunerated for each student they ‘take under their wing’. Mentors must have appropriate qualifications or experience and be willing to attend seminar style training for the role. An adult teaching qualification is preferred such as the former city and guilds or the more recent level three award in adult education and training but of equal importance is appropriate experience and a genuine desire to take the whole profession of foot health of all levels and types forward.
In the first instance please supply a CV detailing your experience, reason for applying and details of your practice to Jill Burnett-Hurst, General Manager at the IOCP to receive further information and for a friendly informal discussion.