Courses & Enrolment
The course trains you to recognise, assess, advise upon, and treat a wide range of foot conditions. Many people need simple foot care to maintain mobility and quality of life. Being elderly, overweight or diabetic increases the need, and each of these conditions is rapidly increasing in prevalence in our population. The NHS does not offer the service that FHPs provide. There is a real need for Foot Health Practitioners and plenty of scope and opportunity to forge a new career and run a very successful practice.
Get Started With Our Two Day Preparation Workshop
A two-day workshop will enable you to learn everything you want to know about the course - and the occupation. You can familiarise yourself with the College, meet the Administrators, and discover the relationship of the College to the accommodation, local shops, and car parking.
The Principal will lift the course 'off the page' with detailed explanation that cannot be conveyed by the course book alone. You will hear the words and terms that we use spoken and be introduced to the underlying concepts that inform the way we do things. An introduction to the clinics, equipment and instruments that we use, and how we work means fewer surprises when you come to do your practical.
The workshop will give you more confidence. You will gain greater understanding of the theory modules and feel more comfortable when you come to apply the theory in the clinical part of the course. You will meet fellow students just like yourself, and they just might be at the same stage as you are.
Some use the workshop early in their course to learn where they are going whilst others use it later as an enjoyable revision opportunity. Either way it will have a positive effect upon your preparation to enter into practice.
Diploma In Foot Health Practice
The work of a Foot Health Practitioner is varied and interesting, with every patient presenting a different range of problems that need attention. The practitioner diagnoses, decides upon the appropriate treatment, and then delivers that treatment either in the patient’s own home, or from a clinic. The course prepares you to run your own practice and teaches all the skills that you need to be able to run a successful business.
12 modules, 80 hours practical training over a period of 10 days, 20 CPD points, DipCHFP.
Continually elevated blood glucose causes macrovascular and microvascular damage to blood vessels. Damage is incurred at all organisational levels, so that the vessels suffer deterioration in the structure of their walls and a reduction in the patency of the lumen which restricts supply of nutrition and oxygenation. The lower limbs and feet thus become susceptible to tissue viability issues - ulceration - and this all too frequently leads to the need of amputation and its devastating consequences.
4 theory modules, three satisfactory essay responses lead to award of: DipDM, 20 CPD points