GETTING SET UP
Having qualified with us you will be ready to start working as a Foot Care Practitioner. There are several ways you may wish to begin your new career. You might for example chose to work from a room in your own home, visit clients in their homes, set up a contract with a nursing home or even set up a high street premises. You might even find a job with an established practice.
We are on hand to provide advice long after you qualify. Remember our team is made up of people who started out just like you. We know what works and what doesn't so don't be afraid to ask.
To help you will find some Q&A's below.
DO I NEED TO EMPLOY ANYONE TO GET STARTED?
No, unless you run a large practice you will not have to employ anyone to run your own business as Foot Care Practitioner. We provide you with a business start up pack at the end of your course which will help you get started with the minimum of stress and expense.
CAN I WORK FROM HOME?
Many practitioners set up a clinic within their own home by converting an existing room or creating another room. This does not normally require planning permission so long as only one room is being used for business purposes. This is often a very cost-effective way of getting your business off the ground.
HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT EQUIPMENT TO BUY?
At the end of your training we will provide a list of equipment recommended to get you set up quickly and with the minimum of expense. As a member of the Foot Health Community you will also be automatically set up to receive discounts from major suppliers. We have tried to think of everything to get you going without the stress.
WHAT ABOUT POLICIES & PROCEDURES
Nowadays everything is bound up in red tape, policies and procedures. Training with gives you immediate access to the Foot Health Community where you can link with other FHP's to share knowledge and experience. Our forum prevents access from any other professional groups and provides a safe and friendly area to interact with other FHP's.
Members of the Foot Health Community also have access to a wide-range of clinical policies and procedures which will save you time and effort writing your own.
DO I HAVE DO ANY MANDATORY TRAINING?
We have thought about this for you already. As a member of the Foot Health Community you will have access to all our e-learning materials which includes a suite of mandatory training at minimal cost to you.
WHAT ABOUT CPD?
When you work in the healthcare sector you are expected to keep you skills and knowledge up-to-date. This can be by a variety of activities such as reading a text book, attending a lecture, taking a course or even working with a colleague. Through the Foot Health Community you will not only have access to a free monthly e-learning modules, but you also have discounts on all our courses.
On top of that you have access to your own electronic CPD system which means you can keep track of the courses you have done and if anyone wants to check, you can print it out at the click of a button.
WHAT ABOUT "GDPR" AND ALL THAT POLICY STUFF?
Again we have taken care of all that. As a student you will be able to join the "Foot Health Community" at a hugely discounted rate. Here you find all the tools, paperwork and resources you need to get going with your new business.
WHAT ABOUT CLIENT RECORDS?
No need to panic, we've thought of that as well. Training through us will give you access to a dedicated electronic patient management system which works wherever there's a phone signal. Within this system we have taken care of everything including encryption and back-up!