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The College of Foot Health Practitioners

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About Us

Our students come from all walks of life. Some might have a background in health care - such as nurses seeking to gain greater control over their lives and free themselves from demanding and disruptive duty rotas. Others may wish to return to work after raising children and seek to do something different, yet worthwhile and satisfying. They are all essentially just like yourself. A medical background is not necessary. The course is designed to be accessible to anyone with average literacy who is prepared to put in some effort to achieve something worthwhile.

The College has taught students from all parts of the world. Our diplomates (DipCFHP) build, run and enjoy successful practices. How do we know? Because we meet them regularly at functions such as the Open Clinical Forums and Annual Seminars of the Alliance of Private Sector Practitioners, the professional body through which our people obtain professional guidance, professional liability insurance and continuing professional development. This allows social interaction and keeps colleagues together as one big, happy, supportive family.

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Our Mission

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.

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Quality Policy

The independent assessment was conducted by the leading Certification Body, the British Assessment Bureau and demonstrates the College of Foot Health Practitioners commitment to customer service and quality in delivery.

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PSA Register

The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care sets standards for organisations holding registers for health and social care occupations and accredits those registers that meet the standards.

What to expect from us...

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TWELVE THEORY MODULES

Covering every aspect of starting and running your own practice. Study at your own speed with active support and guidance you can complete the course as soon as you wish.

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PRACTICAL TRAINING

Completion of the theory leads to 10 days of Practical Training. We consider that 10 days is the minimum to gain sufficient experience in the work to make it work for you. You will work on real patients with real problems and gain essential experience of patient management.

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PRECLINICAL DAY

Clinical work begins with a PreClinical Day in which we teach Safe Scalpel Technique (exclusive to this College). All work is done in newly equipped premises and there is a pleasant and conducive learning atmosphere.

Testimonials

Here are just a few testimonials from students...

S. Hollier

"Just to let you know I’m so glad I decided to train with your College, after only 6 months of trading I have a client base of 250 clients and still growing!"

A. Whitfield

I have done lots of training in my working life.  This experience stands out as being very focused on the skills and techniques needed to do the work and in inspiring me to want to develop towards the next level in my practice.  Personally, it has given me a much needed boost to my confidence and self-belief in being able to so a job which makes a difference.  The College, staff and patients have been an absolute tonic!

N. Wordsworth

"Whilst here I have received the best tuition I have ever had throughout my life and would recommend the course to anyone.
The Knowledge I have gained here through having attentive and patient tutors, is more than I could ever have wished for.  I now have the confidence to go out there and jump in to business knowing that help is always at hand.  Many thanks!"

A. Weaner

"I would like to thank all the staff and tutors for their help and support, it has been an enjoyable experience and one that I would thoroughly recommend.  Thanks again for your support and patience!"

Dougie

"I found the course to be run very professionally.  I was given lots of encouragement by all the staff and tutors and it is an excellent mix of theory, lectures and practical work.  I would like to thank all the staff for a fantastic 2 weeks."

C. Evans

"I have enjoyed every aspect of the course and meeting my fellow students for the final two weeks within the clinics.  It has been the perfect way to end the course and, achieve my goal of becoming a confident Foot Health Practitioner.  Thank you so much!"

K. Castleton

"Lovely College – great tutors.  Thank you!"

T. Weedon

"My thanks to the staff and tutors for their patience.  I could not have wished for a group of people so wonderful and pleasant to work/train with who encourage you all the way.  Finally, the facilities are out of this world!"

P. Burgess

"Really enjoyed the two weeks at the College – found the staff and tutors very approachable"

Noate

"I would like to say how fantastic the College staff are! Everyone is passionate about their work and I feel proud to have trained at this College.  I will always keep in touch and remember the fun we had during the lecturers.  Thank you to you all!"

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THE COLLEGE & IT'S AIMS

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.

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OUR MISSION

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.

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QUALITY POLICY

This College delivers a Level 4 Diploma in Foot Health Practice - the level and delivery of which is assured by NCFE. NCFE accreditation 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.

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PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS AUTHORITY

The Authority oversees statutory bodies that regulate health and social care professionals in the UK, including the GMC, NMC and HCPC. This College is the first institution training in Foot Health Practice to offer a course that permits direct entry into an Authority Accredited Register.

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Ensured Listing

"...those who train at this College can apply to be entered directly to the Foot Health Practitioners Accredited Register - this is a Government approved register..."

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NCFE Recognised

"...the College is recognised by NCFE, one of the leading accreditation bodies in the country, as being a first rate college..."

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Comprehensive Course

"...as a specialist College, we offer a comprehensive yet enjoyable course, that culminates in two weeks of clinical training..."

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Professional Tuition

"...lectures and clinical know-how are delivered by a team of expert tutors, who all run their own successful practices..."

Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register

This College is the first institution training in Foot Health Practice to offer a course that permits direct entry into an 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 listing on the Register by Route A. Those that train by any other route can still apply for entry into the Accredited Register of Foot Health Practitioners, but must enter by Route B, which requires that they must take and 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.

This register is currently the only register available to Foot Health Practitioners that is accredited by the government-appointed Professional Standards Authority. Accredited Register membership is a mark of quality and demonstrates an undertaking to practise professionally and accept professional accountability. Only members of an accredited register are allowed to display their logo or declare themselves 'Member of the Accredited Register of Foot Health Practitioners'. A £10,000 fine can be levied by the Professional Standards Authority upon those who make false claim.