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Has anyone retrained to be a foot care health practitioner?

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nannyj Wed 02-Sep-15 10:34:46

I was speaking to a lady yesterday who originally trained as a chiropodist and she recommended I take a course to be a foot care practitioner. She said she has to turn clients away because she's so busy. I'm a single mum on minimum wage at the moment and rely heavily on tax credits and need to find a career that will not cost too much to retrain in and not take too long as I'm not very young smile.

I was just wondering if anyone else has done the distance learning course and practical course and is actually working now?


PeterParkerSays Wed 02-Sep-15 10:49:00

I looked into it but you need science type A levels, which I don't have, to get onto the course.

I don't know if there is some sort of Access course available but it would have just taken me too long to get to qualification. Podiatrist / chiropodists are in demand though, so it would be a reliable move.

Mbw22 Sat 03-Oct-15 08:29:04

Hi, I am looking into re-training as a foot health Practicioner. I am leaning towards SMAE institute at the moment, spoken to a few people and feel it's the right time for me to do something like this. I really like feet!!! You don't need an A level to access this course, maybe it's the degree course you have looked at peterparkersays? I currently have a job that pays well and it's terrifying to make that jump from full time, stable imployment into rerunning my own business. I have worked in an environment for the last 20 years which will help me create a success business (I hope) I just need the courage to take the leap of faith.

Bond Wed 03-Feb-16 14:48:44

Does anyone have an update on this thread?

I have been considering this and plan on speaking to my local Doctors surgery to see if an FHP is something they employ.

The course is £1000 which scares me if it isn't all that employable.
I have previously done a Reflexology course for a similar cost and can get no work what so ever!!.

Hoping with the job of an FHP is is more of a NEED than a WANT.

would love to hear if anyone went for it and is doing well.??

jclm Thu 04-Feb-16 21:21:31


fusspot66 Thu 04-Feb-16 21:24:33

The NHS can only employ HCPC Registered clinicians. (Health Care Professions Council.)

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