Foot Health Practitioner (Level 4) Course
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a qualification in Foot Health Practitioner. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Foot Health Practitioner is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Foot Health Practitioner course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
There is no greater satisfaction than to care for others, and Foot Health Practicioner Course gives you the opportunity 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. However, the foot is highly sensitive and like any machine part suffers wear or damage when injured or stressed beyond its capability.
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, verrucas, flat-foot and bunions to nail conditions and structural defects, many of which can be treated without surgery or medical intervention. Some just enjoy being pampered or are concerned to maintain 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.
Foot Health Practicioner 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. .
Foot Health Course Breakdown
FREE WITH THIS COURSE: The price of Nationally Recognised Foot Health courses now includes FREE student accommodation, saving you up to £325 on your total training costs!
Practical training is held on the College campus in our modern purpose built dedicated Foot Health Centre. The College is situated in Bude, on the beautiful North Cornish coast and is an ideal place for students to come and relax while they undertake their practical training.
The popularity of Bude as a seaside resort dates from Victorian times and Bude has managed to retain its atmosphere of easy going charm whilst catering for the most discerning of modern day tourists.
Who will teach you
You will be taught by fully trained and state-registered chiropodists in a modern environment that has been specifically designed for learning.
We pride ourselves on this modern purpose built venue, with large, spacious open plan class room facility, modern up to date equipment and underfloor heating.
This includes access for disabled persons, wide corridors for wheelchair access and disabled toilet.
There is ample off road and disabled parking available.
Course Key Topics
The Foot Health Practitioner course is divided into twelve comprehensive modules.
Module 1: Characteristics of Living Organisms
(see full course syllabus below for more information)
Home Study Tutor Support
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Foot Health Practitioner course. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
The Foot Health Practitioner course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following standard guidelines. This means that your certificate of achievement will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.
We send the full course out with the units listed above, you then read through the course in your own time and complete the assignments which you send to your tutor for marking. There is no word count for these assignments. However, one sentence answers will be rejected and you will have to re-submit it for marking.
Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a certificate of achievement will be awarded by ABC Awards, as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.
We recommend you spend approximately 160 hours of your time studying for the Foot Health Practitioner course. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 3 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 6 hours a week you could complete it in six months.
Get started today, and you can earn your Level 4 Certificate of Achievement in Foot Health Practitioner in as little as six months, or take up to a year, if you prefer – the choice is yours.
Course Entry Requirements
The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Foot health and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.
Course Enrolment Fees
Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Foot Health Practitioner home study course is £1748.75, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £1399 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.
You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £799.75 and then 4 equal payments of £237.25 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.
The price of Nationally Recognised Foot Health courses now includes FREE student accommodation, saving you up to £325 on your total training costs!
Free Delivery for UK Mainland Students
Additional £25 for students in Europe
Additional £40 for Students in Rest of the world
Note: Instalment Plan is not available to our International Students.
How is the course Structured?
The Foot Health Practitioner course is divided into twelve comprehensive modules.
Module 1: Characteristics of Living Organisms
1.1 Introduce the main Characteristics that define Living Organisms.
9.1 Compare and contrast external and internal respiration.
11.1 Explain how to research the market.
12.1 Identify the importance of market research.
Qualification One: Foot Health Practioner Diploma
Qualification Two: Level 4 Foot Health Practioner Certificate of Achievement
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that it has undergone an external quality check to ensure that it meets certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by the college to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
In Scotland this course leads to a Level 7 for successful learners. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 7 on the The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) for Scotland.
In Ireland this course leads to a Level 6 for successful learners. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications for Ireland (NFQI) for Ireland.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
As a chiropodist or podiatrist, you would diagnose and treat a variety of problems on the foot and lower leg. You could see a wide range of patients, from athletes with sports injuries to elderly people with arthritis, and pregnant women with problems brought on by weight gain.
Your day-to-day work could involve:
Your role is also likely to include educating the public about the importance of healthy feet by speaking to individual patients and giving talks to groups. You would also give advice and share information with other health professionals, such as orthopaedic specialists, GPs and health visitors.
Your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Foot Health Practitioner home study course and earn your certificate:
1. One week's Practical Training
4. A Certificate of Achievement upon successful course completion directly from the awarding body ABC Awards
Distance Learning Explained
Distance Learning is a term used to describe a method of learning where you; the learner, are not physically required to be ‘onsite’ to be guided through learning materials. Learners and tutors will use methods such as email and telephone to communicate, with you deciding how, when and where you learn.
UK Learning College gives you the flexibility to complete our programmes as quickly or as slowly as is convenient for you. To make this possible, our learning programmes have been written and prepared in such a way that it enables you to take control over these decisions. We also have a varied range of e-learning courses available to complement our full portfolio of distance learning courses.
Distance Learning allows you to develop the personal confidence and independence needed for success. Once you have become familiar with your distance learning course materials and you feel you know your way around the programme, then it is time to put together your own personal study plan to help you decide how best to study. We would advise that you write down your plan to assist you in following your timetable.
Although our distance learning course guides are primarily aimed at the first time user, you may already have some experience of distance learning. Whatever your experience, it is important to understand that to be a successful distance learner you need to become familiar and comfortable with the learning materials.
Online Learning Explained
Online learning descends from computer-based training, interactive multimedia and integrated learning centers and is the delivery of a learning, training or education program by electronic means. With the internet boom in the mid '90s, the concept of online learning has spread broadly.
Online learning or e-learning (electronic learning) is a term used to describe learning materials that are not physically provided to you, but are accessible online where you; the learner, are not physically required to be ‘onsite’ to be guided through any of these online learning materials. Learners and tutors will use methods such as email and telephone to communicate, with you deciding how, when and where you learn.
UK Learning College gives you the flexibility to complete our online courses as quickly or as slowly as is convenient for you. To make this possible, our online learning courses have been written and prepared in such a way that they enable you to take control over these decisions.
Online learning allows you to develop the personal confidence and independence needed for success. Once you have become familiar with your online course and you feel you know your way around the program, then it is time to put together your own personal study plan to help you decide how best to study. We would advise that you write down your plan to assist you in following your online course study timetable.
Home Study Explained
Home Study Courses are a type of learning material in the form of manuals, CD Roms, Online courses etc. where you; the learner, are not physically required to be ‘onsite’ to be guided through any of these learning materials. Learners and tutors will use methods such as email and telephone to communicate, with you deciding how, when and where you learn.
UK Learning College gives you the flexibility to complete our home study courses as quickly or as slowly as is convenient for you. To make this possible, our home learning courses have been written and prepared in such a way that they enable you to take control over these decisions.
Home study courses allow you to develop the personal confidence and independence needed for success. Once you have become familiar with your home learning course materials and you feel you know your way around the course, then it is time to put together your own personal study plan to help you decide how best to study. We would advise that you write down your plan to assist you in following your home study timetable.
Although our home learning course guides are primarily aimed at the first time user, you may already have some experience of home learning. Whatever your experience, it is important to understand that to be a successful home study course learner, you need to become familiar and comfortable with the learning materials.
We understand that studying from home may be a new experience for you. You could even be excused for feeling a little daunted since you will not be studying in a traditional "classroom environment". To help our students overcome these concerns we have developed a friendly online student community. The Student Community encourages a high level of interaction with your tutor and other like-minded students.
All of our students receive access to the Student Community. You will be able to use the student community for the following:
Access free courses such as: Improving Learning Skills, Job Interview Skills, The Effective Learner, Goal Setting and Time Management, Ten Tips to Complete a Good Test Paper
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This course is made up of twelve lessons of theory training, which you complete from the comfort of your own home, and one week’s practical training, which is completed at Foot Health Training Centre.
If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.
From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.
The course can be enrolled upon by students Internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.
Course Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How does distance learning work?
To ensure studying is flexible and convenient, most of our courses are divided into sections. You work through each section at your own pace and time. Once completed, send the test paper back to your personal tutor for marking. You will then move onto the next section once successfully completing the previous section. The support period is dependent on the type of course you choose; our minimum support period is one year.
Q. When can I start the course?
The answer is simple, when YOU want; you can start the course at any time we do not have any set enrolment dates. Most of our courses don’t require any previous experience or qualifications. All you need is a desire and motivation to succeed. You can even start right now - call and speak to one of our Professional Course Advisors.
Q. How long do the courses take?
This is dependent upon your choice of course and how fast you want to learn. A full breakdown of the course is available in your course literature. We do provide estimated number of study hours; ask our course advisors for details.
Q. Do the courses have tutorial support?
Yes, You will be allocated an experienced tutor who will guide you through the course, mark your assignments and generally help you with any problems you may have. Your tutors can be contacted via email and post.
Q. If I fail an assignment can I retake it?
Yes, your tutor will ask you to resubmit your assignment and give you support as to where you could improve.
Q. How do I get help with my course work?
You can get help 7 days a week by email, or post from your dedicated tutor, you just email your assignments for marking. You have to send your assignments one at a time so the tutor can mark one and give you the feedback.
Q. Will I get a qualification at the end?
Yes, for all our courses, you will receive a diploma or a recognised qualification from the awarding body of your course.
Q. Is the course work done online or sent via the internet?
No, the course work can be done offline using your PC or for paper based courses working through your course folder.
Q. Is there a time limit or any deadlines?
We do like you to complete the course within the tutor support period but we can extend this for a small charge (currently £40 for 12 months). If you follow the recommended study hours, this will give you a good guide to complete the course withim the specified time period.
Q. Will I have to sit an examination?
Most of our paper based courses do not require you to sit examinations, only continual assessments. Where there are examinations required, you will receive all the information you need to make your own exam arrangements. Please note exam fees are not included in your course fee, unless otherwise stated.
Q. How quickly will I receive my course material?
Once your payment has been received and cleared your enrolment should be processed within two days and your course materials delivered within 5 days, for customers who choose to pay in instalments this can take longer as we need a signed agreement back from you before we send the course materials.
Q. Do I have to buy any other materials?
Our comprehensive course materials are designed to be self-contained with all the relevant information you require to complete the course and gain the relevant certification. However some of our students undertake additional reading via relevant textbooks/study guides and/or the Internet to add value to their studies.
Q. I’m not sure of what course I should take? Can you help?
Yes we can, it is important that you pursue a course which you will enjoy. Although we cannot make this decision for you, we employ a team of dedicated Professional Course Advisors, who will guide you towards making the right choice. Whether you want specific information, or just a chat about what’s available, contact us now.
Q. Why choose UK Learning College?
The breadth and depth of our portfolio of courses means that we will have a course to interest you. We are committed to your success, and offer advice and support through every step of the process. We have a dedicated team of Professional Course Advisors that can give you access to career and recruitment advice, whilst offering excellent value and quality courses.
Please contact us if you have not found the answer you are looking for.
Get in touch...
If you would like to talk to someone about your choice of home learning course, or if you would like to discuss anything else with us please don't hesitate to call us on 0800 009 6249. You can also call us on Skype at dialgia.group
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