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FHP PRACTICAL

Once you have completed your theory course you are all set to start your practical training with one of our approved centres across the UK. 

 

The practical training has been carefully designed to give you all the skills you need to start your foot health business from day one.  The training follows a carefully designed and well-structured programme.  All students receive a hand book detailing the knowledge and skills they need to acquire day by day. This allows both student and tutor to focus time on the areas needed. 

 

Many people will come to FHP training as a second career and bring with them vast experience as well as transferable skills.  Even if you have never worked in healthcare you might have worked in a customer focussed role and have great communication skills.  By identifying the knowledge and skills needed to qualify as a FHP we can make your training more effective and individualised to you.  

If we identify any areas where more learning or skills training is required before the assessment we will work with you to strengthen these through additional skills training and or tutorial time. 

WE PROVIDE 12 FULL DAYS OF TRAINING

20% MORE THAN MANY OTHER CENTRES

PRACTICAL TRAINING COST

£1650 (12 DAYS) 

+

BENEFITS

FHP community membership

Tutorial support

10% off future CPD with our partners

Support with assignment

Mock exam paper

Business set-up assistance

FLEXIBLE TRAINING

We appreciate that people have commitments. Many of our students are transitioning to a new career and taking time can be tricky.  Simply select your centre and your assigned tutor will help you work out training dates to suit you.

WHAT IF I HAVE NO EXPERIENCE WORKING IN HEALTHCARE?

Many people from non-healthcare backgrounds.  The e-learning course provides the basic information needed to qualify as a Foot Health Practitioner.  For those who wish to expand their knowledge further there is plenty of additional information within the e-learning platform.  

It's also worth remembering that you will probably bring with you many skills set you don't even know you have. Our very focussed training programme will quickly spot the areas you can already cover and focus on the things that require more input.

WHAT IF I AM ALREADY QUALIFIED AS A NURSE OR HCA?

If you already have a background in healthcare you will still be required to complete the e-learning course and the practical.  Our regulatory body will insist due diligence when it comes to adding people to the FHP register.  What we will do is work with you to ensure your journey through the training reflects your knowledge and experience.  There are often opportunities to quickly cover off many of the generic clinical competencies.

HOW AM I ASSESSED WITHIN THE PRACTICAL?

Assessments should never be a surprise to a candidate, and we have gone to great lengths to ensure both students and tutors are very clear with respect to what will be required of you during the final assessment.  So right from the start of your practical training you will have a list of the key skills (competencies) we need you to have in order to qualify.  Much of this training is about translating theory into practice which is why we provide twelve and not ten days of clinical training.

Your assessment is made up of:

  • Completed competency log

    • Your training manual includes several specific areas of competency e.g. knowing how to and why to minimise cross-infection.  Your tutor will help you work through this list.​

  • Log of patient contacts

    • You will be asked to keep a reflective log of all the patients you have seen throughout your training.  These are often brief summaries of the patient management and key learning points.

  • Satisfactory written case assessment

    • Mid-way through your training you will be asked to complete one written assignment which details a case of your choosing. The case history will examine the patients medical history, medication, social factors and foot pathology.  The goal of the case history is to provide a deeper understanding of the inter-relationship between foot health and general health.

  • Satisfactory case presentation 

    • The focus of this is to allow you to demonstrate your communication and IT skills​. Working as a FHP can require you to speak to small and large audiences about foot health related issues. You will be invited to prepare a ten minute powerpoint presentation on a case of your choice 

  • Theory examination 

    • This is short paper covering the theory of Foot Health Practice.  If you've made it through the e-learning course it should be straight forward.

  • Practical examination

    • Unfairly feared by nearly all students this is your opportunity to show off the skills you have learnt.  ​You will be asked to treat upto three patients whilst observed by the examining tutor.  All of the areas you are assessed on are contained within the training manual so there are no surprises! 

OK BUT IF I FAIL, WHAT HAPPENS?

We don't expect or want any of our students to fail the course but if the worst happens we will identify the areas based on the detailed assessment criteria.  Having done this we will arrange any additional training and support.  We want you to succeed and we want to maintain our standards so we will work hard

Introduction to the clinical environment

Observation of patient history

Observing treatments in action

Managing clinical instruments

DAY 1

Infection prevention procedures

Using a steriliser

Clinical hand washing

Clinical record keeping (S.O.A.P.)

Tutorial

DAY 2

Taking a patient history

Treatment planning

Simple nail care techniques

Clinical waste disposal

How to assess circulation

Tutorial

DAY 3.

Blade selection / assembly / disassembly

Callus reduction - wax

Intermediate nail care techniques

Callus reduction - wax

Taking a patient history II

DAY 4.

The basic biomechanical assessment

Taking a patient history III

Callus reduction 

Introduction to padding

DAY 5.

Supervised patient day

Assessment of knowledge & skills

DAY 6.

Padding and strapping II

The nail drill

Supervised patients

DAY 7.

Aseptic technique

Recognition and management of infection

Review of clinical dressings what to use when

Digital dressings

DAY 8.

Corn and callus treatments

Padding & strapping III

DAY 9.

Aseptic technique

Recognition and management of infection

Review of clinical dressings what to use when

Digital dressings

DAY 10.

Clinical Placement

Students will be expected to spend the equivalent of one day with a Podiatrist or Podiatric Surgeon on an observational placement.  Your tutor will assist with the organisation of this placement.

DAY 11.

Revision morning 

Clinical Assessment

Business & marketing

Exam

DAY 12.

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