Before you can practice as a chiropodist / podiatrist you must first undertake some formal training. The range of conditions that you may encounter as a podiatrist is wide and varied and therefore the training required is at times complex and detailed.
To be a chiropodist you need to gain a degree from a university offering a Bachelor of Science course that is approved by the Health Professions Council. The degree is a mixture of theoretical and practical learning that has a modular structure with each module being assessed separately.
There are currently thirteen universities/institutions that offer the relevant degree and therefore places are limited.
How long will it take to complete chiropodist training?
The degree required to become a chiropodist / podiatrist lasts for three years (studying full-time)
What are the entry requirements for chiropodist training?
Each institution will have its own entry requirements. Generally you will need at least two A-level, with one of them preferably being in science.
What will I learn on a chiropody training course?
The learning is split in to theoretical and clinical in order to give you all the knowledge to treat any condition that you may encounter including: vascular, neurological and wound management for diabetics; care for arthritis, rehab for injuries and treatment of ingrowing toe nails to name but a few.