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On course completion students will be elligible to attend an additional 5 day practical/hands on course should they wish, at an additional cost, to enable them to experience working in a clinical setting with additional tuition for scalpel work, dressings, medicaments and more)
Dates of next practical courses are - 2nd Nov - 6th Nov. and 30th Nov. - 4th Dec. 2020.
A Foot Health Practitioner is a trained professional able to work in the private sector and will be expected to safely recognise, assess, advise upon and treat a wide range of common foot conditions such as callus, corns, fungal infections, nail and skin problems and to be able to offer general foot care advice to help the patient avoid future issues.
A Foot Health Practitioner can make a real difference to people's lives, encouraging strong and healthy feet and nails aids general overall comfort and mobility.
The course format offers complete flexibility for study in your own time and pace. The complete course wiil be emailed to you to study via your mobile device, laptop, or to print as a hard copy to use as your coursebook. There is no time limit for completion of the course, (or for attending the 4 day practical element if they wish to do so)
There are 14 detailed yet easy to understand modules each with a tutor marked assessment to enable the student to progress safely. On completion the Student will be able to book the useful 4 day practical clinical experience course if they so wish for an additional fee.
All TSA Courses offer excellent value making your learning needs affordable, this allows you to enter into your chosen field much faster.
Learn to offer a safe and comprehensive treatment to your clients
Learn to recognise a wide variety of common foot problems and understand what you can and cannot treat – when a referral to other agencies is required.
Gain new skills and the confidence to use them in your business.
Introduction to the work and responsibilities of an FHP.
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology of the Lower Limb
The Muscular & Skeletal Systems
Blood Flow / Circulation, Muscles & Skin
How we walk, common foot problems and treatments
The Importance of Sterilisation, the Definitions of Infection and Bacteria
Tools of the Trade, Wound Dressings and Padding
Skin Conditions and Hyperkeratosis / Callus
Technicalities of Fungal Infections and Their Treatment
Nails and Nail Problems
The Diabetic Foot – Causes, Signs & Symptoms
How to Conduct an Examination of Your Patient, Record Keeping
Situations You Will Need To Deal With In Your Practice
The Business of Being a Foot Health Practitioner
Module Fourteen – Final Assessment - Certificate of Achievement will be awarded together with the use of 'Cert.FHPF (TSA)' in the student's professional title.
After completing the course students may then apply to attend our Practical Training Course should they wish to do so to add to their knowledge and gain experience and confidence. This additional course covers scalpel training, use of dressings and medicaments and more. Details will be sent when the theory course is purchased.
Who is this course for?
The course is an excellent foundation for absolute beginners, for those already working in the health sector, in private practice, or for pedicurists or beauty technicians wishing to increase their knowledge and skills.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
An in depth course for those wishing to set up their own business and interested in the health and wellbeing of the feet and lower limb, and who wish to offer basic treatments safely. This course is suitable for working within the private sector. The optional practical course, if taken, will increase skills and will allow students to work in a supervised clinical environment.
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Please confirm if I took this course, I would be able to offer my services doing Diabetic Pedicures. Many Thanks Abbi
Hi Wendy, you would have in depth knowledge to enable you to provide diabetics with pedicures. We have a module covering all issues, what to look out for , how to check pedal pulses and for any sign of nerve damage. Also the vital importance of when to refer the client onwards. If we can help with any other information please let me know Patricia TSA LtdThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Why is there no practical training?
Thank you for your query. We do not offer practical training at the moment as part of this course. This is a non surgical course and the training materials are extremely detailed. The tutor ensures that all students can demonstrate a thorough understanding of all information, procedures and treatments contained in this course to ensure safe practice is achieved.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
how long will this course take
Hi Helen Study time varies from student to student but approximately 40 hours .This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.