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Foot Health Care Practitioner (RQF) Diploma Level 3

  • Help patients maintain good foot hygiene
  • Treat common foot conditions
  • Raise awareness of common foot conditions and how to prevent them
  • Set up your own foot health practice
  • Learn about the therapeutics, medications and instruments of foot health
  • Gain an understanding of the different treatments available
  • Learn about the different kind of conditions and infections that can afflict the feet

Foot Health Care Practitioners promote the awareness of preventing and treating foot disorders and attend clients in private practices, or within medical spas. 

Foot Health Care Practitioners deal with any and all foot conditions ranging from infections to nail dystrophies and treat them accordingly.

As a foot health practitioner, you will:

  • Have in-depth knowledge of foot afflictions
  • Efficiently diagnose issues
  • Treat the condition accordingly
  • Advise preventative measures
  • Raise awareness of easily treatable foot conditions
  • Keep accurate records and advise medical practitioners or treatment as needed

The feet are one of the most neglected parts of the body, despite the essential role they play in our everyday lives.

If you are interested in foot care, maintaining good foot health as well as possessing a strong need to help people, then becoming a foot health practitioner is a career you could thrive in.

You will learn all about foot health from circulation to how the skin works – and how it can be cared for. As well as all the conditions and treatments to help improve your clients’ feet.

To safely practise as a foot health practitioner you will need to be qualified. A Foot Health Care Practitioner (RQF) Diploma Level 3 will give you all the knowledge and skills you need to start your new career.

The course covers all the therapeutics, medications, and instruments needed to care for feet.

You will also learn about the various infections and conditions that can afflict feet and how best to treat them.

The course also includes prevention methods to help your patients keep their feet healthy.

Once you’ve gained your qualification you’ll be able to start practising right away.

Foot Health Care Practitioners promote the awareness of preventing and treating foot disorders and attend clients in private practices, or within medical spas. 

Foot Health Care Practitioners deal with any and all foot conditions ranging from infections to nail dystrophies and treat them accordingly.

As a foot health practitioner, you will:

  • Have in-depth knowledge of foot afflictions
  • Efficiently diagnose issues
  • Treat the condition accordingly
  • Advise preventative measures
  • Raise awareness of easily treatable foot conditions
  • Keep accurate records and advise medical practitioners or treatment as needed

The feet are one of the most neglected parts of the body, despite the essential role they play in our everyday lives.

If you are interested in foot care, maintaining good foot health as well as possessing a strong need to help people, then becoming a foot health practitioner is a career you could thrive in.

You will learn all about foot health from circulation to how the skin works – and how it can be cared for. As well as all the conditions and treatments to help improve your clients’ feet.

To safely practise as a foot health practitioner you will need to be qualified. A Foot Health Care Practitioner (RQF) Diploma Level 3 will give you all the knowledge and skills you need to start your new career.

The course covers all the therapeutics, medications, and instruments needed to care for feet.

You will also learn about the various infections and conditions that can afflict feet and how best to treat them.

The course also includes prevention methods to help your patients keep their feet healthy.

Once you’ve gained your qualification you’ll be able to start practising right away.

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SALARY AFTER
COMPLETING

Entry Level Salary

£21k

Average Salary

£22k

Experienced Salary

£23k
£22k You can earn
an average of
£22,000 a year

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Foot Health Care Practitioner (RQF) Diploma Level 3

The Foot Health Care Practitioner (RQF) Diploma Level 3 is a nationally recognised qualification. Allowing you to expand your knowledge on foot health to work at an established practice or start your very own. It carries 37 credits which can be transferred to progress onto further study such as degree-level learning and beyond. 

Throughout the course, you’ll develop the core skills needed to work as a Foot Health Care Practitioner. With modules teaching you to promote awareness of how to prevent foot disorders. As well as how to effectively treat common foot and skin conditions. 

You’ll also cover everything you need to know on setting up your own practice. Developing your customer service skills, learning about business logistics and preparing for the general running of a Foot Health Practice.

In addition to this, there are 5 days of practical training where you’re able to learn at our state-of-the-art Foot Health Training Centre in Birmingham. This allows you to test your knowledge and demonstrate your skills whilst learning from leading professionals. 

In your practical training, you’ll work alongside dedicated tutors with real clients and cover all aspects of running a clinic. Collect evidence of your clinical practice as you prepare for appointments and work with clients once you’re qualified. 

At the end of your week, you’ll have the confidence and hands-on experience to become a successful Foot Health Care Practitioner. 

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology (T/506/9528, D/506/9524)

On completion of this unit you will:

·         Understand the relevant principles of Anatomy & Physiology in relation to foot health care

·         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 2: 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 3:  Understanding pathologies and treatments for foot health care (A/506/9532, M/506/9527, A/506/9529)

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

·         Know the structure, function of nails and dystrophies of the foot

·         Understand the importance of nutrition for clients’ nail health.

Unit 4: Managing Foot Care for Diabetic (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 support clients with diabetes in foot health care

·         Explain the importance of recording all treatments and discussions in line with legal requirements

Unit 5:  Preparing for Clinical Practice

In this unit, you will be preparing for clinical practice by completing an assignment designed to consolidate the learning you completed in units 1-4. You will check details of training and confirm that you are fully prepared to attend.

Unit 6: Setting up and managing a professional practice (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 7: Your Practical Training (Y/506/9523, H/506/9525 M/506/9530, A/506/9532, M/506/9527, A/506/9529, K/506/9526 T/506/9529, D/506/9524, T/506/9528)

On completion of this unit you will:

·         Be able to prepare for foot care treatments by carrying out all of the necessary risk assessments

·         Be able to make recommendations for treatment

·         Be able to carry out treatments safely

·         Be able to record information relevant to foot health care

·         Be able to reflect on own Practice

All your study materials will be accessible 24/7, 365 days a year on our world-class online learning platform.

This diploma also includes one-week in-person practical training course

This gives you the ability to learn wherever and whenever you want - on your terms, around your other commitments.

Add on our industry-leading 2 year career support and your dream career is closer than you think!

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