Foot Care Courses

Foot Care Courses

Foot Care Courses For A New Career

Are you looking for information on Foot Care Courses?

Foot Care Courses to become a Foot Care Practitioner, Podiatry Assistant or Nail Technician performing Pedicures maybe the best move you will ever make. Check out our site for further information or sign up to our newsletter for more: Foot Health Courses.

In the United Kingdom you have a choice between four main foot health educational suppliers training students to become FHP’s or Foot Care Practitioners or FHP’s.

Best Providers for Foot Care Courses:

  • Stonebridge Associated Colleges – http://www.stonebridge.uk.com
  • SMAE Institute – http://www.training4feet.co.uk
  • College of Foot Health Practitioners – http://www.collegefhp.com
  • Open Study College – http://www.openstudycollege.com/courses/foot-health-course.html
  • The College of Foot Care Practitioners – http://thecollegeoffootcarepractitioners.co.uk

All offer foot care courses in two parts, a theory section and practical section. The theory part consists of distance learning modules, done at home without the need to attend college and often with a tutor assigned. The practical part is done over one or two weeks at a training facility equipped. These Foot Care courses give the student the confidence to perform basic foot care like removal of corns and calluses and the treatment of a variety of foot and nail conditions like fungal and wart infections.

The cost of these courses may seem slightly high from the outset, around £2,000 depending on the number of weeks of practical training. However, once you are trained your income potential can be staggering. Click here to read more and opt into our mailing list: Foot Care Courses

Once qualified as a FHP you will become a registered member of that particular college which will enable you to do updated training and obtain the required insurance cover. However, you will not be able to use the title ‘Chiropodist’ or ‘Podiatrist’ as these are now legally protected titles.

Practitioner opportunities in the Foot Care Industry

If you are looking for how the foot health industry exists in the UK in it’s present form, and how a foot care course can help you, then listed below is the structure based on educational requirements (And this is without considering the Footwear industry):

  • Podiatrist
  • Podiatry Assistant (Medical Pedicure® in the USA)
  • Foot Care Professional
  • Beauty Therapist/Nail Technician (Medi Pedi’s in the US)
  • Reflexologists

Podiatry is the professional end of foot care with invasive procedures like ingrown toenail and bunion removal with gait analysis to prescribe orthotics. Foot care courses for Podiatrists are normally full time tertiary university degrees although part time courses are available.

A Foot Care Assistant, is trained “on the job” either in the NHS or in private practice, which involves a minimum of 500 clinical hours, and includes practical training and theory and oral assessments.

Those looking for an easier way into foot care should consider a nail or pedicure course. They of ten form part of a beauty therapist course but can be done individually at some colleges.  They are aimed at beautifying the foot, many people just find they need their nails cut, and so the income potential of a nail technician is not that different from that of a foot care professional.

Generally FHP’s have a domicillary practice, visiting patients in their own home. However, this has many advantages with part time working, child care arrangements, holidays and keeping business overheads to a minimum.

The best thing about being a well trained and competent FHP and completing one of the above Foot Care Courses, is that you can earn almost as much as a 3 year, degree trained Podiatrist if you set your practice up correctly.

Foot Care Courses

eBay Logo  

1 Pumice Stone Foot Care Pedicure Natural Chiropody Treatment Remove Dead Skin


1 Pumice Stone Foot Care Pedicure Natural Chiropody Treatment Remove Dead Skin


£2.48


Podiatry Chiropody Manicure 7Pc Set - Podiatrist Pedicure The Perfect Present UK


Podiatry Chiropody Manicure 7Pc Set – Podiatrist Pedicure The Perfect Present UK


£35.14


chiropody podiatry felt 5mm thick 2 sheets 22 X 11CM each corn callous padding


chiropody podiatry felt 5mm thick 2 sheets 22 X 11CM each corn callous padding


£6.99


CHIROPODY PODIATRY  FELT 7MM THICK 2 SHEETS 11X22CM EACH CORNS CALLUS FOOT   PAD


CHIROPODY PODIATRY FELT 7MM THICK 2 SHEETS 11X22CM EACH CORNS CALLUS FOOT PAD


£8.40


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


£2.10


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


£2.20


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


£2.30


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


£3.05


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


£4.00


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


£4.95


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


£5.90


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


£6.85


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


£7.80


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


£8.75


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


£9.70


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


£9.85


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


£4.10


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


£5.05


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


£6.00


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


£6.95


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


£7.90


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


£8.85


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


£9.95


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


£10.90


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


TUBULAR FOAM / CORN AND BUNION PROTECTORS /CHIROPODY TOE FOAM 25CM LENGTH


£3.15

eBay Logo  

POPULAR 10X FOOT PADS PATCH DETOXIFY TOXINS ADHESIVE KEEPING FIT HEALTH BJ8K


POPULAR 10X FOOT PADS PATCH DETOXIFY TOXINS ADHESIVE KEEPING FIT HEALTH BJ8K


£1.00


Clean Health Foot Feet Magnetic Therapy Massage Insoles Shoe Pads  37-43 yard


Clean Health Foot Feet Magnetic Therapy Massage Insoles Shoe Pads 37-43 yard


£0.99


New Gel Cap Finger Toe Sore Callouses Tube Protector Small Foot Care Health


New Gel Cap Finger Toe Sore Callouses Tube Protector Small Foot Care Health


£0.99


New Footful Gel Finger Toe Blister Callouses Protector Large Foot Care Health


New Footful Gel Finger Toe Blister Callouses Protector Large Foot Care Health


£0.99


1 pair  health Foot Care Massage Socks Half Toe Stockings


1 pair health Foot Care Massage Socks Half Toe Stockings


£5.99


Health Foot Feet Care Magnetic Plastic Therapy Massage Shoe Thenar Pad


Health Foot Feet Care Magnetic Plastic Therapy Massage Shoe Thenar Pad


£1.79


Inner Health Sole Pads - 30 Detoxifying Foot Pads - Energise Invigorate Refresh


Inner Health Sole Pads – 30 Detoxifying Foot Pads – Energise Invigorate Refresh


£42.79


Inner Health Sole Pads - 10 Detoxifying Foot Pads - Energise Invigorate Refresh


Inner Health Sole Pads – 10 Detoxifying Foot Pads – Energise Invigorate Refresh


£21.19


Circulation Blood Booster Health Electric Foot Massager with Remote Control


Circulation Blood Booster Health Electric Foot Massager with Remote Control


£29.99


New Ladies' Striped Health Care Foot Acupoint Massage Flat Slippers in Pair A+


New Ladies’ Striped Health Care Foot Acupoint Massage Flat Slippers in Pair A+


£4.42


New Gel Cap Finger Toe Sore Callouses Tube Protector Small Foot Care Health


New Gel Cap Finger Toe Sore Callouses Tube Protector Small Foot Care Health


£0.99


New Footful Gel Finger Toe Blister Callouses Protector Large Foot Care Health


New Footful Gel Finger Toe Blister Callouses Protector Large Foot Care Health


£0.99


Health Foot Feet Care Magnetic Plastic Therapy Massage Insole Shoe Boot Pad


Health Foot Feet Care Magnetic Plastic Therapy Massage Insole Shoe Boot Pad


£1.89


Chinese Walk Stone Pain Relieve Foot Pad Leg Massager Acupoint Mat Health Care


Chinese Walk Stone Pain Relieve Foot Pad Leg Massager Acupoint Mat Health Care


£2.99


Clean Health Foot Feet Magnetic Therapy Massage Insole Shoe Thenar Pad


Clean Health Foot Feet Magnetic Therapy Massage Insole Shoe Thenar Pad


£0.99


Clean Health Foot Magnetic Plastic Therapy Massage Insole Shoe Boot Pad


Clean Health Foot Magnetic Plastic Therapy Massage Insole Shoe Boot Pad


£0.99


Slimming Health Silicon Magnetic Foot Rings Lose Weight Fat Burner Toe Ring


Slimming Health Silicon Magnetic Foot Rings Lose Weight Fat Burner Toe Ring


£0.99


10 Pairs Slimming Health Silicon Magnetic Foot Massage Lose Weight Toe Ring


10 Pairs Slimming Health Silicon Magnetic Foot Massage Lose Weight Toe Ring


£3.00


1Pair Silica gel magnet Insole Therapy Health Care Foot Massage Shoe Inserts Pad


1Pair Silica gel magnet Insole Therapy Health Care Foot Massage Shoe Inserts Pad


£2.94


1pair Health Feet Protect Care Pain Arch Support Cushion Footpad Run Up Pad Foot


1pair Health Feet Protect Care Pain Arch Support Cushion Footpad Run Up Pad Foot


£0.99


Detox Foot Pads Patch Detoxify Toxins Adhesive Keeping Fit Health Care FT


Detox Foot Pads Patch Detoxify Toxins Adhesive Keeping Fit Health Care FT


£1.52


Herbal Soak Your Way to Health/Weight Loss! Foot Spas and Soaks 5 Piece BUNDLE!


Herbal Soak Your Way to Health/Weight Loss! Foot Spas and Soaks 5 Piece BUNDLE!


£6.02


Herbal Soak Your Way to Health/Weight Loss! Foot Spas and Soaks 5 Piece BUNDLE!


Herbal Soak Your Way to Health/Weight Loss! Foot Spas and Soaks 5 Piece BUNDLE!


£6.02


Herbal Soak Your Way to Health/Weight Loss! Foot Spas and Soaks 5 Piece BUNDLE!


Herbal Soak Your Way to Health/Weight Loss! Foot Spas and Soaks 5 Piece BUNDLE!


£6.02


Herbal Soak Your Way to Health/Weight Loss! Foot Spas and Soaks 5 Piece BUNDLE!


Herbal Soak Your Way to Health/Weight Loss! Foot Spas and Soaks 5 Piece BUNDLE!


£6.02

  1. July 31st, 2010 at 20:05 | #1

    Nice to see your article, I concur with all that you say other than not including our college on your list, but never mind, its possibly an oversite and competition is good and we dont complain at not being on the list yet, maybe following our comments, consideration will be given to including us after all our theory course is possibly the most intensive and informed around, our practical is somewhat different as it is given ( sold ) in the form of lectures with hands demonstrations. keep going on this site guys, its well needed and we ( FCA ) will give you our support, particularly if it ultimately forms a national certification body PB

  2. Jane
    August 19th, 2010 at 05:48 | #2

    To say that a Foot Health Practitioner can earn as much as a Degree Trained Podiatrist is, in my opinion, nonsense, so I’ll be very pleased to have a copy of your e-book to tell me how it is done!
    A Podiatrist can earn more practising nail surgery in a day than a Foot Health Practitioner can earn all week.

    • Footcare Riches Team
      October 15th, 2010 at 10:42 | #3

      Thank you for your comment Jane. This is true bu how many nail surgeries do you actually perform in a day or a week? Not that many. Whereas a FHP can earn £300 a day every day. Do the math…

  1. No trackbacks yet.
You must be logged in to post a comment.