RQF Level 3 Diploma for the Foot Health Care Practitioner.

RQF Level 3 Diploma for the Foot Health Care  Practitioner.
RQF Level 3 Diploma for the Foot Health Care Practitioner.

This qualification develops the knowledge, skills and competence required for learners to work as Foot Health Care Practitioners. This qualification promotes awareness of preventing and treating foot disorders and provides information
on setting up in practice. The knowledge, understanding and skills equip learners to be occupationally competent and gain experience in dealing with common foot and skin problems.

The course contents include the 3 units below:

Unit 1: Therapeutics, medications and instruments for the foot health care practitioner.

This unit gives the learner knowledge of medicines, therapeutics and materials and agents
used in foot health care.

Unit 2: Treatment of dermatological pathologies for the foot health care practitioner.

This unit aims to give learners the knowledge and skills to identify and safely treat dermatological pathologies within a foot health care consultation to organisational standards.

Unit 3: Circulation for the foot health care practitioner.

This unit aims to give learners knowledge of the circulatory system with particular regard to the lower limb. Learners will also develop their knowledge of circulatory disorders that affect the lower limb in relation to foot health care.

This qualification is suitable for learners who work or who are looking to work within the Health and Social Care sector. It provides Learners with an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding to operate as a Foot Health Care practitioner.

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into working within a Foot Care Practitioner role, running their own Foot Care Practice or progressing to generic management qualifications or specialist management qualifications for the health and social care sector.

It is a qualification recognised by the Awarding Body, approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) . It can be completed in 6-12 months.

Learners must achieve 37 credits from the ten units in the mandatory group to gain this
qualification. At least 26 credits must be achieved at level 3.
The total Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for this qualification is 116 hours. The Total Qualification Time (TQT) is 370 hours.

All fees paid for the qualification include:

1.e-portfolio allocation.
2.Tutor support.
3. Research and support materials.
4. Certificate issue.
5. Learner support if raised and identified.
6. FREE NUS / TOTUM discount card.
7. When on an instalment plan there is no interest rate charged.
8. Upon signing up for the qualification an agreed break in learning and qualification can be issued upon request as soon as it is identified and raised.

Course structure

Below is a list of Units that make up the qualification:
  • Therapeutics, medications and instruments for the foot health care practitioner.
  • Treatment of dermatological pathologies for the foot health care practitioner.
  • Circulation for the foot health care practitioner.
  • Communicate and record information in a foot health care environment.
  • Infection prevention and control for foot care practitioners.
  • Nail dystrophies in foot health care.
  • Supporting clients with Diabetes in foot health care.
  • Principles of anatomy and physiology for the foot health care practitioner.
  • Setting up a practice in foot health care.
  • Apply foot care treatment procedures.

  • Entry requirement

    •There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
    • Learner must be aged 18 or above to undertake this qualification.

    •This qualification is suitable for those who work within the health and social care sectors.

    Method of Assessment:
    This qualification is internally assessed and quality assured by Centre staff then externally quality assured. This is a knowledge and demonstration base qualification.

    Both the competence and knowledge evidence includes demonstration of practice and written work completed then submitted online via the e-portfolio system, assignment tasks and where possible reports from work can also be provided while considering GDPR as part of assessment of direct observation.

    To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, you must provide evidence to demonstrate that you have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. Judgement that you have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by your allocated Assessor.

    Support facility available:
    24/7 online access to e-portfolio available upon registration, including planned Tutor support.
    Hybrid teaching and learning takes place which include face to face where possible and virtual online classroom session.
    Research and support materials available to learner.

    Online e-learning platform is used to support learner while on the programme.
    Tutors are all sector expert with over 30 years combined experience of working and delivering within the Sector.

    Method of Payment:
    Employer funding and invoicing.
    Self funding available with the option of an instalment plan.
    For 2 monthly instalment payment plan, complete the contact us form below to make arrangement for instalment.  
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