FOOT HEALTH PRACTITIONER COURSES
COURSES AND ENROLLMENT
Many people need simple foot care in order to maintain mobility and a good quality of life. At The College of Foot Health, our foot health practitioner courses train you to recognise, assess, advise upon, and treat a wide range of foot conditions. On completion of the foot care course, you will be able to recognise how conditions such as obesity and diabetes increase the need for foot care and understand how 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 scopes and opportunity to forge a new career and run a very successful practice.
Learn how you can develop your career with our foot care courses.
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, DipCHFP.
OUR ADVANCED FOOT HEALTH COURSES
Diabetes is one of the most common chronic health issues affecting the population of the UK and its prevalence is increasing. By 2025, it is estimated that 5 million people in the UK will have diabetes. The life expectancy of people with diabetes is shortened by up to 15 years, and 75% die of macrovascular complications.
NG19 is a guideline published by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, updated in 2019) It is intended for healthcare professionals caring for people with diabetes. The purpose of the guidance is to prevent and manage foot problems in people with diabetes. It is intended that every person that is diabetic should have at least an annual foot check, but many patients report that this is not offered to them as intended.