Foot Health Practitioner Foundation Course, Cert. of Achievement FHPF (TSA)

Online course with optional 5 day practical element, flexible study method, full tutor support,

Training Solutions Academy


£175 inc VAT
Or £58.33/mo. for 3 months... Read more
Study method
Online, self-paced
120 hours
Access to content
Lifetime access
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

32 students purchased this course

Add to basket or enquire


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.

You will:-

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.

Course media


Module One

Introduction to the work and responsibilities of an FHP.

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology of the Lower Limb

Module Two

The Muscular & Skeletal Systems

Module Three

Blood Flow / Circulation, Muscles & Skin

Module Four

How we walk, common foot problems and treatments

Module Five

The Importance of Sterilisation, the Definitions of Infection and Bacteria

Module Six

Tools of the Trade, Wound Dressings and Padding

Module Seven

Skin Conditions and Hyperkeratosis / Callus

Module Eight

Technicalities of Fungal Infections and Their Treatment

Module Nine

Nails and Nail Problems

Module Ten

The Diabetic Foot – Causes, Signs & Symptoms

Module Eleven

How to Conduct an Examination of Your Patient, Record Keeping

Module Twelve

Situations You Will Need To Deal With In Your Practice

Module Thirteen

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.

Career path

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.

Questions and answers

No questions or answers found containing ''.

Wendy asked:

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 Ltd

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.

Stephen asked:

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.

helen asked:

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.

LOUISE asked:

Is there any practical work with this course?


Hi Louise Thank you for your enquiry, this is an in depth course, non surgical, with tutor marked assessments and there is no practical element included in the course cost. The tutor is a qualified and experienced FHP and is available whenever support is needed throughout your studies.

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.

Christine asked:

Hi, can I work independently as self employed with insurance with this course?


Hi, yes you can. I am the course tutor and am a self employed FHP , there are a good choice of insurance providers available online . If you have any other queries please let me know.

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.

Nathan asked:

Hi. How does this course differ from the other FHP courses that cost over a £1000+, besides it not having the practical element to it?


Thank you for your enquiry. Our course is very detailed, illustrated and covers anatomy and physiology and was written by a qualified and experienced practicing FHP. Medical terms are used throughout to ensure that the training will help to produce a well informed practitioner. Therefore the answer to your question is that not having seen other courses we can’t really comment on other much more expensive ones which hopefully include a practical element for the price.

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.

LOUISE asked:

Can you get liability insurance with the certificate?


Hi Again, yes you can.

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.

Mrs Davis asked:

Are any printed materials/books provided or recommended to buy?


The complete course is emailed to you as a pdf document which you can print off to use as a workbook if you wish. We also recommend some specialist books within the course although online research is also valuable if you need it. The course is very detailed with diagrams and pictures to illustrate all course Modules.

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.

Tracie asked:

Can I treat a veruca , remove callus or treat a fungal infection after taking this course


Yes you can - all these common foot problems are covered in detail the this course.

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.

Genny asked:

Hi does the course include vascular assessment of the lower limbs pls


We have a module covering the assessment of the foot and lower limb of a diabetic patient which includes vascular assessment, informaton on the use of Doppler, pedal pulses and checks for PVD, and also ABPI (Ankle Brachial Pressure Index) information.

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.

karl asked:

please could you let me know, is there market research involved in the business module 13


Module 13 is based on personal experience of the tutor and of other FHP’s and is offered only as helpful information and advice/ideas only to assist the student when setting up their own business.

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.

Misty asked:

Hello im a care assistant . I was wondering if i took this course would i be able to use this in my current job roll and trim toes nails etc . Thanks


Thank you for your message. Yes you would, if this is outside of the NHS. This qualification will enable you to undertake foot treatments in private practice.

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.

Jenny asked:

If this course has no practical content how do students learn to treat corns without a scalpel? How much can practitioners earn per treatment?


Thank you for your questdion. Corns are treated/enucleated by using a drill with the appropriate burr for the type of treatment. We do not teach use of scalpel as this is a non surgical course as it would be dangerous to do so without practical work. Charges for treatments vary depending on where in the country you are but an average for private treatment would be £25 - £30 per patient. If you were treating several in one session in a care home for example this fee would obviously reduce.

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.

Emily asked:

Hi there , Do you have any testimonials from people who have taken this course and are practicing FH in their careers please ? Thank you


Thank you for your question. We do feed great feedback from our students about the course and our help during the setting process of their businesses - and this should be on our website so thank you for pointing this out, we will rectify this as within the next 7 days. Sometimes it takes a little time for students to set everything up that they need, we help with suggestions about insurance companies and marketing (there is a business module within the course) .

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.

Lee asked:

Hi can you recommend someone or some where i can get practical training from if i buy this foot health practitioner course? Thanks


Hi Lee, Thank you for your question. We can not recommend other practical training - this is usually part of courses which would incur a large additional cost, usually running into over £1000. We aim to provide affordable comprehensive training - but at present cannot offer any in house practical training.

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.

Sharon asked:

Hi, will I get a level 4 diploma after completing this course?


Hi Sharon, The Foot Health Practitioner Course is an in depth non surgical FHP course, successful delegates receive the TSA Certificate of Completion on passing the final assessment. If you have any other questions or need help please come back to us. Patricia TSA Ltd

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.

mark asked:

I am a qualified nurse with 10 yrs of ful time practice. Will I need to do all of the units ? what level Is the course at ? who is the award body ?


Hi Mark, this is a specialist course and we have a qualified nurses - and a Doctor - who have taken the course and reported that it has increased their skills. We also train employees of established Foot Clinics. This course - together with our optional 5 day practical course - is taught by qualified practitioners specialising in Foot Health. All students must reach high level of competency and follow safe practice before gaining the TSA qualification.

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.

Claire asked:

How is the final assessment undertaken?


There are 12 assessments, one at the end of each module, and the final assessment is also a question and answer one which is marked by your tutor. Students are supported and advised where necessary all the way through the course to ensure that they reach the standards required, up to and including the final assessment. I hope this has been of help.

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.

karl asked:

please can you tell me, can i get foot health practitioners insurance if i complete this course and how many attemps do i have at the final exam.


Hi Karl, Thank you for your question. Yes you can get FHP insurance cover from a large number of providers. All students are helped and mentored through the whole course and by the time you reach the final assessment you will have worked through everything you need to know to complete it successfully. If a student cannot answer a question fully they will always be prompted so that they can find a correct answer themselves. The aim is to get the best from the course to be a good safe FHP.

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.

Ellena edge asked:

Can you treat ingrown toe nails with this course


This is a non surgical course so you can help a patient to avoid pain, offer advice about ongoing care and you can provide basic treatment such as removing nail spurs and reducing the outer nail edge but it depends on the condition presented, if infection is present then the patient must be referred onwards for treatment. FHP's cannot offer nail excision on this course.

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.

Misty asked:

Also can i ask about feet is there a deposit and does it have to be paid at once thank you


Thank you. The course cost needs to be paid in a single payment. When this is received the complete course will be emailed to you.

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.

Dean Drabble asked:

When do these courses start and what is th full price


Hi Dean, this is a home study course. When payment is received the complete course is sent to you to enable you to begin as soon as you choose. The price is as quoted £125. with tutor support throughout.

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.

Terry-anne asked:

Would this enable me to do work with Age UK?


The Age UK Foot Care Service varies greatly from area to area and some branches do provide basic training for nail care for elderly clients. The TSA course covers far more than would be required by normal Age UK foot care - having spoken to them today to get information on your behalf and would certainly provide a much better basis from which to carry out any work in the private sector. I would suggest that you check with your local Age UK branch to confirm this as not all areas offer this.

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.

Anriet asked:

1. Course accredited? 2. With whom? 3. Course include dressings and treatment? 4. Material only available online or online & hard copy?


Apologies for the delay in responding- your message has just reached me today. The course is not accredited, we issue a Certificate of Course Completion when all assignments have been completed successfully. The complete course is emailed to you in pdf format so can be printed off if you wish to. There is a module which includes dressings and treatments for common foot problems. If we can help with anything else do please come back to us. Patricia TSA Ltd

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.


Course rating
Leave a review

{{ getTruncatedSinglePointScore(item.OverallCourseRating) }} Star Review by {{ item.ReviewerName }} for {{ item.Title }}

{{ getLongDate(item.CreatedOn) }}
{{ item.Title }}
Reviewed by {{ item.ReviewerName }}
|Purchased {{ getHumanisedPassageOftime(item.PurchasedOn) }}
{{ item.ProviderName }} responded to this review
{{ getLongDate(item.ProviderResponseDate) }}
{{ results.length }} out of {{ totalResultsCount }} reviews


What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


Mobile Navigation