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Foot Health Care Practitioner (RQF) Diploma Level 3

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Overview

Includes 5 Day COVID-Secure Practical Training

 

Key Points

  • Develop key knowledge and competencies in Foot Health Care
  • Promote awareness of good foot health
  • Learn to identify and treat foot health issues
  • 5 days of practical training in our state-of-the-art COVID-secure training facility
  • Gain a recognised RQF Level 3 Diploma
  • Take your first steps into the health and social care sector
  • Learn the fundamentals of setting up your own practice

About your Diploma

A rewarding career helping those with long-suffering foot conditions awaits upon completion of this foot health care practitioner diploma.

This level 3 diploma will give you all the knowledge you need to qualify as a foot health care practitioner. As well as essential information around starting and running your own practice.

You will study essential biological and physiological principles, such as skin nutrition and the importance of blood pressure and circulatory disorders, and how diabetes plays a part.

All this will help you to quickly and correctly diagnose the problem afflicting your patients, and what treatments to administer.

Your course is broken out into theory and practical components. The theory part you will complete online via our online learning platform.

The 5 day practical element will take place in our state-of-the-art (COVID-safe) clinic. This will allow you to apply all you’ve learned in a real-world setting.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Foot Health Care Practitioner (RQF) Diploma Level 3.

5 Day Practical Training

Your practical training will be held at our state-of-the-art COVID-secure training clinic in Birmingham. During your 5 day training, you’ll work on real patients, allowing you to hone your skills and solidify your learning.

Throughout your practical training, you’ll be supervised and supported by our experienced tutors who are successful practising foot health care practitioners themselves.

At the end of your week, you’ll have the confidence and proficiencies in the required techniques to make you a success in the Foot Health Care world!

Launching your Career

As soon as you’ve gained your nationally recognised qualification you can start practising.

Your course will teach you how to set up and run a successful foot health care practice including understanding businesses logistics and how to plan your business.

This course will also give you a comprehensive understanding of anatomy and physiology. The course will also teach you about infection of the foot, how they spread and how they can be treated.

You will learn how to maintain foot hygiene and how to treat feet in a hygienic and safe way, preparing you for clinical practice.

learndirect is the UK’s leading distance learning provider. So, you can be confident that this course will get you the qualification you need to succeed.

The course is developed by subject experts and accredited by Innovate Awarding. You will also get tutor support throughout your studies and 5 day practical training course in our state-of-the-art facility.

In addition to a nationally recognised Level 3 Foot Health Practitioner Diploma (RQF) you'll also receive membership to the Register for Foot Health Professionals.

You can start your course as soon as you enrol via our online learning portal. Just log in and all your course materials will be there waiting for you.

Modules

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 Six: 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.

Requirements

There is no previous experience or qualification needed to enrol on this course; it is openly available to all students providing they are at least 18 years of age.

You will also be required to complete 5 days of practical Foot Health Practitioner training to complete this course.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is 116 hrs.

Assessment

This foot health care practitioner course is carried out via distance learning which means that you will work from home in your own time. You will be responsible for your own study time, but you are free to fit it around your other commitments such as work or family life.

The course is composed of 6 lessons of theory training which will be completed as part of your home study. As part of our foot health practitioner course, you will also have 5 days of practical training which will be completed at our fully equipped Foot Health Training Centre in Birmingham.

The amount of study hours you will need to dedicate to your studies depends on how much time you can dedicate to your studies as well as how well you grasp the learning materials. Furthermore, at the end of every lesson, you will be given a question paper to complete and return to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

Qualifications

R.F.H.P & Innovate Awarding

R.F.H.P & Innovate Awarding logo

On successful completion of our Innovate 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.

Your course fee also includes the registration to the Register for Foot Health Professionals.

Register for Foot Health Professional (R.F.H.P)

The Register for Foot Health Professional (R.F.H.P) is a non-profit professional association for Foot Health Practitioners, who places practitioners on a register, making the public aware that the practitioner is trained to a high standard.

The R.F.H.P campaigns for, promotes and supports those who work and practice in the Foot Health Practitioner Industry. It reaches out to people who act as advocates for the Foot Health Profession and it anticipates and exceeds stakeholder expectations. Members are of all ages and come from a broad range of professional and personal backgrounds.

Innovate Awarding

Innovate Awarding is an Ofqual regulated awarding organisation with an innovative and dynamic approach. They develop off-the-shelf, customised and fully bespoke qualifications across a growing number of sectors – all on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). 

Developing your career

Students who successfully complete this course could be 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.

If you wish to increase your responsibilities and build up your career you will could become a chiropodist / podiatrist; by continuing your education and training, you could be earning up to £39,000+* / year.

*Source: Payscale.com, Sept. 2012.

Hear from our past Students

Includes 5 Day COVID-Secure Practical Training

 

Key Points

  • Develop key knowledge and competencies in Foot Health Care
  • Promote awareness of good foot health
  • Learn to identify and treat foot health issues
  • 5 days of practical training in our state-of-the-art COVID-secure training facility
  • Gain a recognised RQF Level 3 Diploma
  • Take your first steps into the health and social care sector
  • Learn the fundamentals of setting up your own practice

About your Diploma

A rewarding career helping those with long-suffering foot conditions awaits upon completion of this foot health care practitioner diploma.

This level 3 diploma will give you all the knowledge you need to qualify as a foot health care practitioner. As well as essential information around starting and running your own practice.

You will study essential biological and physiological principles, such as skin nutrition and the importance of blood pressure and circulatory disorders, and how diabetes plays a part.

All this will help you to quickly and correctly diagnose the problem afflicting your patients, and what treatments to administer.

Your course is broken out into theory and practical components. The theory part you will complete online via our online learning platform.

The 5 day practical element will take place in our state-of-the-art (COVID-safe) clinic. This will allow you to apply all you’ve learned in a real-world setting.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Foot Health Care Practitioner (RQF) Diploma Level 3.

5 Day Practical Training

Your practical training will be held at our state-of-the-art COVID-secure training clinic in Birmingham. During your 5 day training, you’ll work on real patients, allowing you to hone your skills and solidify your learning.

Throughout your practical training, you’ll be supervised and supported by our experienced tutors who are successful practising foot health care practitioners themselves.

At the end of your week, you’ll have the confidence and proficiencies in the required techniques to make you a success in the Foot Health Care world!

Launching your Career

As soon as you’ve gained your nationally recognised qualification you can start practising.

Your course will teach you how to set up and run a successful foot health care practice including understanding businesses logistics and how to plan your business.

This course will also give you a comprehensive understanding of anatomy and physiology. The course will also teach you about infection of the foot, how they spread and how they can be treated.

You will learn how to maintain foot hygiene and how to treat feet in a hygienic and safe way, preparing you for clinical practice.

learndirect is the UK’s leading distance learning provider. So, you can be confident that this course will get you the qualification you need to succeed.

The course is developed by subject experts and accredited by Innovate Awarding. You will also get tutor support throughout your studies and 5 day practical training course in our state-of-the-art facility.

In addition to a nationally recognised Level 3 Foot Health Practitioner Diploma (RQF) you'll also receive membership to the Register for Foot Health Professionals.

You can start your course as soon as you enrol via our online learning portal. Just log in and all your course materials will be there waiting for you.

Modules

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 Six: 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.

Requirements

There is no previous experience or qualification needed to enrol on this course; it is openly available to all students providing they are at least 18 years of age.

You will also be required to complete 5 days of practical Foot Health Practitioner training to complete this course.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is 116 hrs.

Assessment

This foot health care practitioner course is carried out via distance learning which means that you will work from home in your own time. You will be responsible for your own study time, but you are free to fit it around your other commitments such as work or family life.

The course is composed of 6 lessons of theory training which will be completed as part of your home study. As part of our foot health practitioner course, you will also have 5 days of practical training which will be completed at our fully equipped Foot Health Training Centre in Birmingham.

The amount of study hours you will need to dedicate to your studies depends on how much time you can dedicate to your studies as well as how well you grasp the learning materials. Furthermore, at the end of every lesson, you will be given a question paper to complete and return to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

Qualifications

R.F.H.P & Innovate Awarding

R.F.H.P & Innovate Awarding logo

On successful completion of our Innovate 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.

Your course fee also includes the registration to the Register for Foot Health Professionals.

Register for Foot Health Professional (R.F.H.P)

The Register for Foot Health Professional (R.F.H.P) is a non-profit professional association for Foot Health Practitioners, who places practitioners on a register, making the public aware that the practitioner is trained to a high standard.

The R.F.H.P campaigns for, promotes and supports those who work and practice in the Foot Health Practitioner Industry. It reaches out to people who act as advocates for the Foot Health Profession and it anticipates and exceeds stakeholder expectations. Members are of all ages and come from a broad range of professional and personal backgrounds.

Innovate Awarding

Innovate Awarding is an Ofqual regulated awarding organisation with an innovative and dynamic approach. They develop off-the-shelf, customised and fully bespoke qualifications across a growing number of sectors – all on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). 

Students who successfully complete this course could be 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.

If you wish to increase your responsibilities and build up your career you will could become a chiropodist / podiatrist; by continuing your education and training, you could be earning up to £39,000+* / year.

*Source: Payscale.com, Sept. 2012.

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