WHY DONT YOU PROVIDE A TELEPHONE NUMBER?
Definitely top of the FAQ's for us! And the reason we don’t is that we practice during the week as foot health professionals ourselves as well as tutoring courses, provide centre support visits to our training providers. In the past we have had a lot of our time wasted with phone calls from people who simply are busy-bodies or just don't read our website. If you email us, we can get back to you when it suits us, should we wish/need to. We are under NO obligation to have to answer to anyone. Everything we do is fully legitimate and we do with pride and professionalism.
HOW DO I FIND OUT IF SOMEONE IS A REGISTERED PRACTITIONER?
Firstly any practitioner will have a registration certificate from us with their own unique number. You can also check our page 'Our Registered FHP's' where all qualified PAFHP graduates are listed.
I CONTACTED YOU BUT YOU DIDNT REPLY
Check you junk and spam folders and ensure you add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts. The only reason we may not have replied is if you ask about joining us when you are not a registered student of ours, this happens far too much. Also, far too many busy-bodies and internet trolls!
I WANT TO BECOME A TRAINING SCHOOL BUT I'M UNSURE
If you have experience as a practising foot professional you will need to hold the L3 Award in Education and Training as a minimum requirement. You will then need to have an appropriate training facility i.e. suitable training room fully kitted out. This can be the expensive part but once you have everything you'll only need consumable items in the future after this initial outlay cost.
Anyone wishing to become a provider must have practised full-time as either a Podiatrist/Chiropodist or FHP for a minimum 5 years.
*CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE SERVICE!
HOW DO I KNOW IF A TRAINING CENTRE OF YOURS IS AN APPROVED TRAINING PROVIDER
You can ask and check with us directly, or generally the approved training provider should have this advertised.
All our training providers are externally verified each year, meaning we visit them to observe part of their practical training tutoring and view their students portfolio's for assessment standards. We then grade the centre and if changes are required, these changes have to be implemented or proven to be put in place within 6 months of our visit.