The UK's Leading College of Foot Health Practitioner Training Specialists

Non ducor, duco - I am not led, I lead.

At the College of Foot Health Practitioners, we pride ourselves in providing a selection of the UK's finest courses in all things foot health and foot care. We provide full training for medical professionals looking to expand their careers or even those who wish to retrain into an alternate career path in foot health.

Our specialist training courses enable its participants to apply for membership into the Accredited Register of Foot Health Practitioners, the only register for this occupation recognised by the Professional Standards Authority for Health & Social Care (PSA) under the terms of the Health and Social Care Bill 2012.

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Leading Specialists in Foot Health Care Training Courses

First established in 1996, the role of Foot Health Practitioner (FHP) was created at our college and has been taught here ever since. Everything we do is directly related to all aspects of Foot Health Practice… and nothing else! Foot Health Practitioners do everything a podiatrist might do, right up to the need for local anaesthesia and prescription of drugs. We train to Level 4, the level of understanding needed for safe and effective practice.

Our course is paper-based with three wire-bound books, alongside many full-colour handouts, providing a lasting resource after your qualification. This means that you can study at your own speed and keep all your books for reference after your qualification. You will learn through a series of talks and lectures alongside your theory to practice. Furthermore, our podiatrist has over 35 years of experience and can offer full podiatric support during and following your qualification. Our support is available throughout your new career and all at no additional charge. When you study with us, help is always available, whether that is by email or over the phone.

Our practitioners work for themselves in private practice, we do not train for the NHS. This means we can deliver our services directly to people with foot problems, often in the comfort of their homes, and without long waiting times. Clients pay our practitioners directly, so there is no time wasted waiting for fees. At the College of Foot Health Practitioners, we have an open-door policy, you can come and see the college and speak to the Principal at any point. Not to mention our ongoing college open days where you can come and meet our staff, students, and tutors.

Our New Conversion Course is Now Available!

We are the sole UK provider of any foot health practitioner course of this kind!

The College of Foot Health Practitioners is proud to announce our new conversion course to help you develop your academic level from Level 3 to Level 4. Granting you access to our CPD courses alongside attaining your Level 4 DipCFHP Diploma! To ensure student success, we aim to provide every resource that may be required.


Additionally, the completion of this course permits the applicant access to the Alliance of Private Sector Practitioners membership and listing on the Professional Standards Authority accredited public register.

Continuing Professional Development

We strongly advocate continuing professional development and ongoing learning is essential for safe and effective practice. The College of Foot Health Practitioners offer basic life support sessions and puts on a programme of CPD workshops and masterclasses. Additional CPD and practice advancement are offered by the Alliance of Private Sector Practitioners.

Welcome To The College of Foot Health Practitioners

From Our College Principal- John Falkner-Heylings

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Foot Health Practitioner Student Testimonials

CS - "The course has met my learning objectives and expectations. The learning experience and mode of delivery were presented very well. The interactions with staff and patients were invaluable. The content of the course was well presented, and I have come away feeling much more confident after many interactions, feedback and continual assessment. The value of the course was well priced – I have gained experience, a qualification and first-class content of course structure. My professional development needs have all been met. Excellent course provider, well informed. Good Tutor and mentoring.  Well-informed and value for money, superb training facility." 2023

SP - "Really enjoyed the two weeks of practical training. Fantastic Clinic, with very knowledgeable Tutors.  They made me feel confident and well-supported in every aspect throughout all the Clinics. I feel now I am well prepared to move forward in a domiciliary role. I would definitely recommend this College." 2023

VG - "I felt very supported able to ask questions and be guided in a patient manner. The afternoon lectures are very informative, I gained a lot from them. Thank you for a wonderful experience." 2023

MF - "Fantastic Course.  Excellent Tutors.  The Course is brilliantly put together and the literature is super informative." 2022

MW - "Probably the most worthwhile course I’ve done in 30 years! Your staff are excellent." 2022

HP - "My overall experience has been amazing & I would definitely recommend this course and college to anyone interested in becoming a FHP" 2022

NW - "The College team have all been extremely welcoming.  They are all very approachable and took time to listen.  Nothing was too much trouble for them.  I gained so much practical experience which is vital in preparing for my new career.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this college to future FHP’s." 2021

MC - "Thoroughly enjoyed my 2 week practical.  The staff are friendly, helpful and supportive.  John is so inspiring and I’ve learnt so much from him.  I’m looking forward to starting my own business knowing I have all of you behind me if I need any help." 2021

LD - "Thank you to the whole FHP team for delivering such a well-run and professional programme.  An outstanding learning experience." 2020

A. Glynn

"Have truly enjoyed every part of this course. Could not recommend it enough! The senior personnel are a fountain of knowledge, so inspiring! All the staff go above and beyond – we learnt with the best! "

H. Peet

"I will leave here feeling part of a family! At 45 it was worrying to change careers but I honestly cannot wait. Every member of staff is a credit to the College."

E.J. Harper

"I have had an amazing time the staff and tutors are lovely. My future looks and feels a lot brighter!"

S. Price

"This course has been superb, the quick feedback on the modules was useful. The tutors and office staff were approachable and kind."


Open Days

We have a number of open days available throughout the year which allows you to come and meet our friendly staff and discover our state of the art facilities.

Download The Prospectus

Our prospectus will give you an in depth look into what we can offer you, and what the benefits of choosing to learn with us are.

Courses & Offers

We have a number of courses available to suit your needs. Whether you're a beginner or looking for something a little bit more advanced, we're sure to offer it!

Discover more about our Annual Alliance Conference | Held on 30th September & 1st October 2023 | We are now taking bookings | Click the link below to learn more about our conference.

Due to popular demand, this conference is now fully booked. 

About Us

The College of Foot Health Practitioners has delivered effective training for over 20 years and the ongoing success of our practitioners is a testimonial to the value of our teaching. The college offers indefinite backup and support to all of its graduates. We strongly advocate continuing professional development and ongoing learning as essential to safe and effective practice. We offer basic life support sessions and host a programme of CPD workshops and masterclasses. Additional CPD and practice advancement are offered by the Alliance of Private Sector Practitioners.


A warm and friendly environment in which professional tutors deliver our course.


Our course provides two weeks of hands-on practical tuition with real patients.


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Fully equipped environment in which to undertake practical training.


We provide ongoing support and further courses beyond graduation.


Friendly, human, caring, supportive staff who take pleasure in your achievements.


The College is open to viewing - you can talk directly to students currently in training.


At the heart of the Midlands, we are easily accessed by all parts of the country.