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Foot Health Care Practitioner (RQF) Diploma Level 3

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  • Offer expires 31st October 2017
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The feet are often the most neglected part of the human body. There are so many circumstances that prevent people from taking proper care of their feet. The foot is highly sensitive and suffers wear or damage when injured or stressed beyond its capability.

Fortunately, that's where foot health practitioners come in. Foot health practitioners are responsible for ensuring that feet are in good health and to treat any foot problems or foot disorders.

What you'll learn and study on the course

On this course, you'll gain awareness of preventing and treating foot disorders and learn information about setting up your own practice.

You'll also learn about the importance of measuring blood pressure for foot health care, how to communicate and record information in a foot health care environment, how to prepare for foot care treatments, how to maintain hygiene when administering foot care and knowing the importance of measuring blood pressure for foot health care.

What you can do after with it

After you complete this course, you can build your career and go onto complete further training to become a chiropodist or podiatrist and look forward to some excellent earning potential. You could also go onto setting up your very own foot healthcare practice.

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 6: 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.

Lifetime Awarding Level 3 Diploma for the Foot Health Care Practitioner (RQF)

On successful completion of our Lifetime 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.

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Please note: You must be at least 16 years of age to join this course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £75.00).

Is there government funding available for doing this course?

Yes, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan with this course. We are accountable to the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and Ofsted, to provide this course with Government backed funding. You can access your Advanced Learner Loan if you meet the criteria. Two main conditions are:

  • You need to be aged 19 or over
  • You need to be a UK citizen.
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Payment Method
With an Advanced Learner Loan
Registration Fee £37.25
Repayments: No Payments until salary reaches £21,000
Total Price: £2,225.00
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You can enrol today and pay much, much later

You can access your course information straight away. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.

*Cashback will be paid to you once you have finished paying for your course in full. For more information, please see our cash back terms and conditions. The total amount payable over the term's period, is no more than the total cash price of the course. (APR = 0%). Written quotations are available on request.
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Yes, when you study using this kind of funding, Dimensions Training Solutions offers considerably more than the same one without the 19+ funding loan.

Enhanced course content

Six Employability and Independent Learning Skills (EILS) modules are embedded in the content of your course: Maths, English, Digital Life Skills, Confidence, Resilience and Meeting Deadlines.

You can choose to study a further four: Workplace Ready, Initiative, Teamwork and Problem Solving. These are all designed to boost your personal skill level and help your career progression.

Additional personal support

A Student Support Officer (SSO) will be assigned to you, so you have a single point of contact throughout your course to support you with any admin issues. Dimensions Training Solutions regularly update the SFA with details of study hours, and evidence of learning, in order to responsibly account for your course funding.

You will have an Individual Learning Plan with a set “finish date” and your SSO is there to encourage and help you stay on course. This is in addition to your Assessor, who assesses your work and provides personal constructive feedback.


The difference between courses funded by 19+ loan and privately funded courses

Features Course funded
by 19+ Advanced Learner Loans
Course funded privately
Personal Student Support Officer assigned to you
Personal Assessor Support assigned to you Automatic embedding of 6 key Employability and Independent Learning Skills (EILS) in course
10 EILS available
Individual Learning Plan with a set “finish date”
Flexible deadline to finish your course
Online study delivery
Postal study delivery
Payment in full or in instalments while you study
Eligibility requirement for loan
Nothing to pay until course is finished and you earn over £21,000 pa.
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Advanced Learner Loan?
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