Podiatrist apprenticeship

Specialist in the lower limbs, providing high-quality clinical care to people of all ages

Podiatrists, also known as chiropodists, work to protect people’s feet. As a podiatrist apprentice, you’ll provide preventative advice, care, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a range of problems affecting the feet, ankles and legs. During the podiatrist apprenticeship, you’ll work to reduce the impact of disability and dysfunction and have a role in rehabilitation. You’ll play a key part in reducing the risk of amputation, infection, pain, deformity and hospital admissions. You’ll train in a range of podiatry interventions, including wound care, routine skin and nail care, nail surgery, scalpel work, and care for long-term conditions. You’ll provide musculoskeletal assessment and then instigate a treatment plan to improve or enhance movement or reduce pain. You’ll also prescribe functional insoles for the management of conditions. On completion of this apprenticeship, you’ll achieve a degree in podiatry.

 

Duration: 48 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements for the podiatrist apprenticeship: Three A-levels, a BTEC National Extended Diploma, or equivalent access qualification

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum

Find out more: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk

 



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