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Foot Health Care Practitioner (RQF) Diploma Level 3

The Lifetime Awarding Level 3 Diploma for the Foot Health Care Practitioner RQF Qualification (601/5502/4) is a fully recognised qualification listed on the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework). It carries 37 credits which can be transferred to progress onto further study (e.g. a degree).

The Lifetime Awarding Level 3 Diploma for the Foot Health Care Practitioner RQF develops the knowledge, skills and competence required for learners to work as Foot Health Care Practitioners. This qualification promotes awareness of preventing and treating foot disorders and provides information on setting up in practice. The knowledge, understanding and skills equip learners to be occupationally competent and gain experience in dealing with common foot and skin problems.

This Level 3 Diploma for the Foot Health Care Practitioner qualification is suitable for learners aged 18 and above who work or who are looking to work within the Health and Social Care sector. It provides Learners with an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding to operate as a Foot Health Care practitioner.

About our Foot Health Course

This course is made up of 10 lessons of theory training, which you complete from the comfort of your own home, and two weeks of practical foot health practitioner training, which is completed at our state-of-the-art Foot Health Training Centre in Birmingham. For more information on the practical training, please visit our dedicated Foot Health website at www.foothealthschool.com.

What can I do once I have successfully achieved the Diploma for the Foot Health Care Practitioner RQF Level 3?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into working within a Foot Care Practitioner role, running their own Foot Care Practice or progressing to generic management qualifications or specialist management qualifications for the health and social care sector.

Become a Foot Care Practitioner. Your qualification can take you even further. With extra training and education you can progress in your career, by becoming a Foot Care Practitioner, and raise your earning potential up to £39,000+ / year.

*Source: Payscale.com, Sept. 2012.

Qualification: Lifetime Awarding Level 3 Diploma for the Foot Health Care Practitioner (RQF)

On successful completion of our Lifetime Awarding Level 3 Diploma for the Foot Health Care Practitioner (RQF) course you will receive a qualification listed on the RQF at level 3 (Qualification Reference Number: (601/5502/4). This course has also been assigned 37 credits.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Please note: You must be at least 16 years of age to join this course.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Lifetime Awarding are a national Awarding Organisation with a collaborative approach to doing business. We work with employers, Training Providers and FE Colleges of all shapes and sizes to design, develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.  We cover lots of different sectors and offer off-the-shelf, customised and tailored qualifications as well as providing a mapping service for existing training programmes.We are currently offering over 80 qualifications across 11 different sectors.

Unit One: Therapeutics, medications and instruments for the foot health care practitioner (A/506/9529)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand treatments used in foot health care.
  • Understand the risks of corticosteroids in foot health care.
  • Be able to apply covers and dressing materials to the foot.
  • Be able to use foot health care instruments.

Unit Two: Treatment of dermatological pathologies for the foot health care practitioner (A/506/9532)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know the structure and function of the skin.
  • Understand the importance of nutrition for skin health.
  • Understand disorders and conditions which affect the skin of the foot.
  • Understand dermatological pathologies of the foot.
  • Be able to treat dermatological pathologies of the foot safely.
  • Be able to record details of treatment for legislative purposes.
  • Be able to sanitise the work area after treatment.

Unit Three: Circulation for the foot health care practitioner (D/506/9524)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know the importance of measuring blood pressure for foot health care.
  • Be able to check the circulation of the lower limb.
  • Understand circulatory disorders of the lower limb.      

Unit Four: Communicate and record information in a foot health care environment (H/506/9525)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able communicate with foot health care client.
  • Be able to record information relevant to foot health care.
  • Understand how to communicate with other professionals.
  • Outline the importance of keeping records of communications sent to professionals.

Unit Five: Infection prevention and control for foot care practitioners (K/506/9526)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how infection of the feet is caused.
  • Know how infection can spread.
  • Be able to maintain hygiene when administering foot care.
  • Be able to use sterilisation methods for foot health care.
  • Be able to dispose of waste safely in a foot healthcare environment.

Unit 6: Nail dystrophies in foot health care (M/506/9527)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know the structure and function of nails
  • Understand the importance of nutrition for clients’ nail health.
  • Know the dystrophies of nails.
  • Understand how to treat nail dystrophies safely.
  • Be able to treat nail dystrophies.
  • Be able to follow procedures to legislative requirements.

Unit Seven: Supporting clients with Diabetes in foot health care (M/506/9530)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the regulation of blood sugar levels.
  • Understand complications due to diabetes being uncontrolled.
  • Be able to test for sensory function of the lower limb.
  • Be able to support clients with diabetes in foot health care.
  • Demonstrate how to administer first aid safely to diabetics.
  • Explain the importance of recording all treatments and discussions in line with legal requirements.

Unit Eight: Principles of anatomy and physiology for the foot health care practitioner (T/506/9528)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know the structure and function of the circulatory system.
  • Know how the respiratory system functions.
  • Understand the structure and function of the muscular skeletal system.
  • Know the structure and function of the nervous system.
  • Know the process of immunity.
  • Know the functions of systems that maintain balance within the body.

Unit Nine: Setting up a practice in foot health care (T/506/9531)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the business logistics of setting up a practice for foot health care.
  • Understand the steps in assessing a business opportunity.
  • Be able to plan a foot health care business.

Unit Ten: Apply foot care treatment procedures (Y/506/9523)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to prepare for foot care treatments.
  • Be able to make recommendations for treatment.
  • Be able to carry out treatment safely.
  • Be able to apply nail cutting techniques safely.
  • Be able to safely apply abrasion techniques for nails and skin.
  • Be able to evaluate foot care treatments.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £75.00).

Foot Health Care Practitioner (RQF) Diploma Level 3

The Lifetime Awarding Level 3 Diploma for the Foot Health Care Practitioner RQF Qualification (601/5502/4) is a fully recognised qualification listed on the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework). It carries 37 credits which can be transferred to progress onto further study (e.g. a degree).

The Lifetime Awarding Level 3 Diploma for the Foot Health Care Practitioner RQF develops the knowledge, skills and competence required for learners to work as Foot Health Care Practitioners. This qualification promotes awareness of preventing and treating foot disorders and provides information on setting up in practice. The knowledge, understanding and skills equip learners to be occupationally competent and gain experience in dealing with common foot and skin problems.

This Level 3 Diploma for the Foot Health Care Practitioner qualification is suitable for learners aged 18 and above who work or who are looking to work within the Health and Social Care sector. It provides Learners with an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding to operate as a Foot Health Care practitioner.

About our Foot Health Course

This course is made up of 10 lessons of theory training, which you complete from the comfort of your own home, and two weeks of practical foot health practitioner training, which is completed at our state-of-the-art Foot Health Training Centre in Birmingham. For more information on the practical training, please visit our dedicated Foot Health website at www.foothealthschool.com.

What can I do once I have successfully achieved the Diploma for the Foot Health Care Practitioner RQF Level 3?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into working within a Foot Care Practitioner role, running their own Foot Care Practice or progressing to generic management qualifications or specialist management qualifications for the health and social care sector.

Become a Foot Care Practitioner. Your qualification can take you even further. With extra training and education you can progress in your career, by becoming a Foot Care Practitioner, and raise your earning potential up to £39,000+ / year.

*Source: Payscale.com, Sept. 2012.

Qualification: Lifetime Awarding Level 3 Diploma for the Foot Health Care Practitioner (RQF)

On successful completion of our Lifetime Awarding Level 3 Diploma for the Foot Health Care Practitioner (RQF) course you will receive a qualification listed on the RQF at level 3 (Qualification Reference Number: (601/5502/4). This course has also been assigned 37 credits.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Please note: You must be at least 16 years of age to join this course.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Lifetime Awarding are a national Awarding Organisation with a collaborative approach to doing business. We work with employers, Training Providers and FE Colleges of all shapes and sizes to design, develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.  We cover lots of different sectors and offer off-the-shelf, customised and tailored qualifications as well as providing a mapping service for existing training programmes.We are currently offering over 80 qualifications across 11 different sectors.

Unit One: Therapeutics, medications and instruments for the foot health care practitioner (A/506/9529)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand treatments used in foot health care.
  • Understand the risks of corticosteroids in foot health care.
  • Be able to apply covers and dressing materials to the foot.
  • Be able to use foot health care instruments.

Unit Two: Treatment of dermatological pathologies for the foot health care practitioner (A/506/9532)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know the structure and function of the skin.
  • Understand the importance of nutrition for skin health.
  • Understand disorders and conditions which affect the skin of the foot.
  • Understand dermatological pathologies of the foot.
  • Be able to treat dermatological pathologies of the foot safely.
  • Be able to record details of treatment for legislative purposes.
  • Be able to sanitise the work area after treatment.

Unit Three: Circulation for the foot health care practitioner (D/506/9524)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know the importance of measuring blood pressure for foot health care.
  • Be able to check the circulation of the lower limb.
  • Understand circulatory disorders of the lower limb.      

Unit Four: Communicate and record information in a foot health care environment (H/506/9525)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able communicate with foot health care client.
  • Be able to record information relevant to foot health care.
  • Understand how to communicate with other professionals.
  • Outline the importance of keeping records of communications sent to professionals.

Unit Five: Infection prevention and control for foot care practitioners (K/506/9526)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how infection of the feet is caused.
  • Know how infection can spread.
  • Be able to maintain hygiene when administering foot care.
  • Be able to use sterilisation methods for foot health care.
  • Be able to dispose of waste safely in a foot healthcare environment.

Unit 6: Nail dystrophies in foot health care (M/506/9527)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know the structure and function of nails
  • Understand the importance of nutrition for clients’ nail health.
  • Know the dystrophies of nails.
  • Understand how to treat nail dystrophies safely.
  • Be able to treat nail dystrophies.
  • Be able to follow procedures to legislative requirements.

Unit Seven: Supporting clients with Diabetes in foot health care (M/506/9530)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the regulation of blood sugar levels.
  • Understand complications due to diabetes being uncontrolled.
  • Be able to test for sensory function of the lower limb.
  • Be able to support clients with diabetes in foot health care.
  • Demonstrate how to administer first aid safely to diabetics.
  • Explain the importance of recording all treatments and discussions in line with legal requirements.

Unit Eight: Principles of anatomy and physiology for the foot health care practitioner (T/506/9528)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know the structure and function of the circulatory system.
  • Know how the respiratory system functions.
  • Understand the structure and function of the muscular skeletal system.
  • Know the structure and function of the nervous system.
  • Know the process of immunity.
  • Know the functions of systems that maintain balance within the body.

Unit Nine: Setting up a practice in foot health care (T/506/9531)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the business logistics of setting up a practice for foot health care.
  • Understand the steps in assessing a business opportunity.
  • Be able to plan a foot health care business.

Unit Ten: Apply foot care treatment procedures (Y/506/9523)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to prepare for foot care treatments.
  • Be able to make recommendations for treatment.
  • Be able to carry out treatment safely.
  • Be able to apply nail cutting techniques safely.
  • Be able to safely apply abrasion techniques for nails and skin.
  • Be able to evaluate foot care treatments.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £75.00).

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