Our Fast Track Foot Health Practitioner course allows you to become fully qualified in the fastest possible time. When you enrol you are given access to the theory lessons. After each lesson you complete a multiple choice question paper on the lesson. At the end of the course there is a final piece of course work which you complete while you are studying your practical with us. You pick the practical date you want to attend when you register and once you have completed your practical you will be fully qualified to begin your career as a Foot Health Practitioner. Typically students complete their course in under a month under the fast track route. Due to the “fast track” nature of this version of the course we are also able to offer it to learners at a significantly reduced cost to the ordinary version of this course.
We also allow students to study for this version of the course full time, part time, or we also offer evening classes. If you would like more information on the Study Options available, please click on the “Study Options” tab below.
There is no greater satisfaction than to care for others, and our Foot Health Practitioner course gives you the opportunity to accomplish this in your own practice. The human foot is one of the most complex and neglected of body parts. Every step we take places 2.5 times our body weight on the 26 bones that make up each foot, and it has been estimated that we walk 3 times around the planet in a lifetime. The foot is highly sensitive, and like any machine part, suffers wear or damage when injured or stressed beyond its capability.
About the Foot Health Practitioner Profession
Here's where you come in. Though there may be little wrong with their feet, circumstances may prevent people looking after them. Arthritis, painful hip joints or stiff knees may put their feet out of reach or prevent use of scissors or nippers. However, others do have problems with their feet, from corns, calluses, verrucae, flat-foot and bunions, to nail conditions and structural defects, many of which can be treated without surgery or medical intervention. Some people just enjoy being pampered or are concerned with maintaining their bodies in optimum condition. All of these people need the help of a Foot Health Practitioner: a professional trained to deliver care and advice either in a private surgery or in the home.
About our Foot Health Course
This course is made up of twelve lessons of theory training, which you complete from the comfort of your own home (this usually takes about 1 week to complete), and one week’s practical training, which is completed at one of our state-of-the-art Foot Health Training Centres. For more information on the practical training, please visit our dedicated Foot Health website at www.foothealthschool.com.
If you would prefer to study the theory element of the course plus one week practical training, please click here.
What Can I Do After Taking This Foot Health Course?
Start your own business. Stonebridge's Foot Health Practitioner course not only gives you a complete grounding in foot anatomy, care and diagnosis, but provides the information and support you need to establish a successful practice. You could set up your own clinic, work from home, or build a mobile practice visiting patients in their own or residential homes.
Become a chiropodist/podiatrist. If you wish to increase your responsibilities and build your career, you could continue your education and training to become a chiropodist/podiatrist, earning up to £39,000+*/year.
*Source: Payscale.com, Sept. 2012.
Where and when can I study this course?
To find comprehensive details on when and where these courses takes place, click here
Foot Health Practitioner - Fast Track Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.
Intro/ organisation/ tissues/ cartilage/ ligament/ tendon/ bone/ fractures/ skeletal development/ the human skeleton/ leg skeleton/ foot skeleton/ anatomical planes/ terms of reference/ foot arches
Normal stance and posture/ pes planus/ articulations/ tendons/ retinaculae/ movement/ pes plano-valgus
Muscle tissues/ structure/ groups/ muscles of the leg and foot, HAV limitus/ rigidus/ metatarsalgia/ arthritis/ gout/ sprains/ treatment of pes plano-valgus
Blood structure/ heart/ vessels/ circulation/ arteries/veins/ capillaries/ respiration/ circulatory disorders/ atherosclerosis/ stenosis/thrombosis/ ulceration/ varicosity/ pulses/ blood borne disease/ pathogens/ fungi/ viruses/ bacteria/ exercise and the cardiovascular system/ disinfection and sterilisation
Integumentary system/ skin hair and nails/ normal function and growth mechanisms/ homeostasis/ instruments / skin pathologies-corns, callus, etc/ nail dystrophies/ peripheral perfusion/ tissue viability/ gangrene/ malignancies
Materia medica/ antiseptics/ styptics/ varnishes/ creams/ pre and post ops/ cleanliness and personal hygiene/ self-presentation/ diagnosis/ prognosis/ records and book-keeping/ styles of practise
Lymphatic circulation/ relationship to blood circulation/ lymphoedema/ path of infection/ route of metastasis/ when and how to refer
CNS/ ANS/ nerve supply to foot sensation and pain/ areas served by individual nerves/ peripheral circulation examination/ Raynauds syndrome/ neuropathy/ neurological examination
Endocrine system and hormones/ diabetes mellitus and its significance/ neuropathy/ paddings and dressings
External respiration/ gaseous exchange in the lungs/ internal respiration/ measurement of blood pressure/ the ankle brachial pressure index/ varicose veins/ skin disorders and conditions/ differential diagnosis/ fungal infections/ yeast infections/ sweating disorders/ instruments/
Pathology/ organ changes/ factors causing hypertrophy and hyperplasia/ factors causing atrophy/ neoplasms/ elements of nutrition/ setting up a practice
Starting Your Own Business
Marketing Your Business
For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here.
- All study materials
- Study Guide
- Full Tutor and Admin support
- One Week's Practical Training
- The price of our Nationally Recognised Foot Health courses now includes FREE* student accommodation [for Bude venue only], saving you up to £325** on your total training costs! For more information, please click here!
- The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at upto £30.00)
- Business start up advice and excellent discount rates from the College's approved supplier of Foot Health equipment
- FREE Patient diagnosis pocket handbook worth £15.99
- FREE Practitioner's Toolkit worth £100.00