This course is run in partnership with Birmingham Metropolitan College and is validated by the University of Wolverhampton.
Podiatry is a healthcare profession concerned with the assessment, diagnosis and management of the foot and lower limb. The course therefore focuses on physiology, anatomy, pharmacology, and pathology as theory combined with practical treatment in the College’s purpose built treatment suites and also on placement within the NHS.
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As a graduate in Podiatry, you will have the ability to work both within the National Health Service and as an independent practitioner; which enables you to either join a team within a private practice (if successful at interview) or set up your own private practice. You must be able to work as a team and make complex clinical judgements with a good understanding of working within a health care team. Podiatry graduates will be eligible to apply for membership of the professional body, known the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. You will also be eligible to apply to join the register regulated by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). Only through being a registrant within this regulatory framework, will you be allowed to use the protected titles ‘Chiropodist’/’Podiatrist, which opens doors to employment within both the NHS and private sectors as a Chiropodist/Podiatrist. As an HCPC registrant you will be required to maintain your skills by demonstrating regular Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
Further career opportunities include working with multidisciplinary teams in clinical specialisms including Diabetes, Biomechanics/Musculoskeletal injury, Rheumatology, Podopaediatrics, Sports injury. There will be opportunities to undertake further study and through this to enter fields such as podiatric surgery and forensic podiatry as well as taking the other specialism to greater depth. The opportunities to continue study to Postgraduate level are high. Self-employment within private practice and employment within corporate organisations including orthotic manufacturers is available.
Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for the purpose of providing eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC as a chiropodist/podiatrist.
A minimum of five GCSEs (or equivalent), which must include English and Mathematics at grade C+ / 4.
If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
If English is not your first language, evidence of your proficiency must be dated within the last 2 years from IELTS level 7.0 with no element less than 6.5
Those meeting the entry requirements may be shortlisted for interview and will be subsequently required to meet enhanced a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check and Occupational Health requirements.
If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £44.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need to complete an occupational health assessment questionnaire prior to starting the course.
Successful applicants will be required to complete a one day observational placement within the School of Podiatry Central Clinic prior to commencement of the course (this will be arranged by the School of Podiatry).
This course is not available at present to international applicants.
Fees for this course have not yet been agreed. Please contact us for further information.
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.