College of Foot Health


Each Unit will be delivered as a hard copy.  You will be asked to obtain a recommended text book to assist you with your studies and you will be given website addresses where you can research your work and assist in your understanding of your studies.


The eight units are as follows:

  • Unit 1 – Anatomy & Physiology (Whole Body)
  • Unit 2 – Anatomy & Physiology (Lower Limb in detail)
  • Unit 3 – Dermatology (Anatomy & Physiology of the Skin and Nails)
  • Unit 4 – Clinical Conditions
  • Unit 5 – Pharmaceuticals and Treatment Agents
  • Unit 6 – Bacteriology and Sterilisation
  • Unit 7 – Pathology
  • Unit 8 – Clinical Emergencies and Practice Management



The theory side of the Certificate in Foot Health Care course will consist of the following:

  • 8 Units
  • 8 End of Unit Assessments


Practical training

During your practical training you will be shown how to carry out the following:

  • Routine maintenance of equipment
  • Record keeping
  • Clinical assessment
  • Scalpel techniques
  • Practice management
  • How to use and maintain surgical drills
  • Diagnosis of foot problems
  • High risk patients
  • Care of the elderly foot
  • Referral of patients
  • Septic conditions
  • Disorders of the nail
  • Treatment of verrucae
  • Padding techniques
  • Reflective practice


You will be given dates, whilst studying the theoretical element, for practical training to commence as soon as possible after you have successfully completed and passed all of the theoretical units.

You will be fully insured whilst undertaking your practical training, but purely within the confines of our National Training Centre in Southport.