Commited to developing you

Founded in 1919, we are the longest running independent provider of training in Foot Health in the UK, with a reputation for excellence in teaching and pastoral support. We also provide medical indemnity insurance & offer a variety of high quality CPD subjects to help enhance practitioners clinical expertise.

BSc (Hons) Podiatry Degree

We are proud to offer a four-year distance based, blended elearning BSc (Hons) Podiatry Degree. On this course you’ll gain the knowledge, practical skills and confidence that you’ll need to practise as a registered podiatrist in the private sector or NHS.

Foot Health Diploma

Our University Credit Rated Foot Health Professional Diploma is aimed at providing you with the skills to create a profitable practice in treating common foot conditions. We are the ORIGINAL Foot Health College and been training individuals in Foot Care excellence for 103 years, with our qualified practitioners successfully setting up their own practice/clinic in the private foot care field. We are the only establishment in the UK to run a University Credit Rated Foot Health Course, which is Credit Rated by Queen Margaret University.

Local Anaesthesia & POMs Courses

We are proud to announce that our Diploma in LA and POMs have both been included on the HCPC’s list of approved programmes. Course dates are now available.

Continual Professional Development

We offer a large variety of high-quality CPD subjects to help enhance practitioners’ clinical expertise. Our CPD program includes CPD Workshops (hosted in-house in Maidenhead, Berkshire and virtually via Zoom), online CPD subjects to work through at your own pace, as well as two CPD events each year, our popular Summer School and Annual Convention.


Each year we hold our popular Summer School and the BCPA Annual Convention. Have you been missing out? We are comitted to developing YOU!.

“As usual, SMAE has delivered an informative and high-quality day of CPD which is why I keep coming back.”

- SMAE Member

“The clinical practice has been an amazing experience and the tutors were fabulous. So, so helpful and everyone wants to see you succeed, so it is extremely motivating and uplifting.”

- Student

“When contacting the SMAE, I always receive excellent support.”

- SMAE Member