Qualifying as a Podiatrist

In order to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and practice as a Podiatrist in the UK, you have to complete a HCPC recognised Podiatry degree.

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There are 15 Podiatry programmes across the UK and Ireland offering a range of training options to become a podiatrist.  The duration of the programme depends on which route of study you chose. (see training routes)

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As the courses are delivered by so many different institutions, they vary, but all of them are modular. You are required to pass all of the course in order to qualify and practice as a Podiatrist.
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All of the courses involve a significant amount of hands on clinical work with patients, both in academic and placement environments. This equates to approximately 1,000 clinical hours.
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Spending Time With a Podiatrist…

Work shadowing is a great way of finding out about Podiatry first hand. It gives you the opportunity to see the work they do and it’s great to be able to speak with someone who has the experience of both training and working as a Podiatrist. Podiatry degree admission tutors are also keen to see that you have some experience of podiatry first hand so that you are more aware of what is involved.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements vary for each course, so we recommend that you contact the admissions tutor to check what qualifications you will need. Some funding is available for podiatry training click here to find out more.

Find a Course

(click the location pin for contact details for each programme)
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UNIVERSITIES

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    Birmingham Metropolitan College
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    New College Durham
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    University of Brighton
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    The University of Huddersfield
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    University of East London
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    University of Salford
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    University of Northampton
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    University of Plymouth
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    University of Southampton
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    Queen Margaret University
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    Glasgow Caledonian University
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    University of Ulster
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    Cardiff Metropolitan University
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    NUI Galway
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    University of Buckingham

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