About Us

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 offer the only University Credit Rated Foot Health Course in the UK. Our FHP Diploma is Credit Rated by Queen Margaret University and carries 60 Higher Education Credits at Level 4. We are the only Institute who offer an FHP Diploma at this level.

We also provide medical indemnity insurance & offer a variety of high quality CPD subjects to help enhance practitioners clinical expertise.

We are committed to developing and supporting our Students and Members. Most recently, our BSc (Hons) Podiatry programme was included on the HCPC's list of approved programmes, alongside our diplomas in Local Anaesthesia and Prescription only medicines. At present, entry onto the BSc Hons Podiatry course is via successful completion of our Diploma in Foot Health.

Our extensive ten bay clinic also includes a surgery facility with a dedicated biomechanics area where students will learn to use a variety of equipment. Amongst this we also have a Biomechanic system which uses a computerised pressure plate for stance and gait analysis. The main surgery area takes into account patient privacy with individual cubicles and includes a separate sterilisation room with a state of the art autoclave ultrasonic cleaner combination unit.

The surgeries, reception and student common rooms are fully air-conditioned with access for disabled and less mobile patients. In addition, the building is fully air conditioned, with the largest lecture theatre not only air-conditioned but incorporates an air exchange system. The first floor consists of a fully equipped lecture theatre seating 100 with a raised stage, 2.4 square metres screen, PC with Internet access and full PA system. Our student common room has a number of PC's with internet access and has access onto the rear garden.

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