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L4 Foot Health Practitioner Diploma Course

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L4 Foot Health Practitioner Diploma Course

L4 Foot Health Practitioner Diploma Course

Enrol Today to the most up to date Foot Health Practitioner Course in the UK! 


Will any other Foot Health course teach and give you:

  • Insight into fungal nail testing
  • Be qualified to use the medical product Verrutop
  • How to make custom made toe separators and protectors
  • How to use various gouge blades to make callus and corn removal easier
  • How to assess the nerves and vascular vessels of the feet
  • How nail fenestration is conducted for fungal nail treatment
  • Enable you to use the most up-to-date instruments in the industry
  • Give you discounted instruments and consumables from their own supplies store
  • Give you a good and varied amount of patients to treat in clinic
  • A maximum of only four students per course
  • Access to Professional Foot Healthcare Registration (PRFHC)
  • An Engaging Facebook group for all current students
  • A FREE marketing pack which includes different designs of; Flyers, postcards, business & appointment cards - Available as of January 2024!
  • FREE Instruments case and kit worth £49.39; nippers, dressing scissors, drill bit, nail file, blacks file (2024 enrolments only).
  • 12 month 0% interest FREE finance offer exclusive to all Next Generation Training students with MDS Medical or YESON UK 8L & 12L autoclaves *Subject to status


Welcome to Next Generation Training Foot Health Care education. We are an approved independent training provider of the Professional Register for Foot Healthcare (PRFHC) and a registered training school of the Complimentary Medical Association (CMA).

Recent estimates indicate there were 285 million people in the world with diabetes in the year 2009 and this is projected to increase to 438 million by 2030 (Shaw, Sicree and Zimmet, 2010). Currently 18% of the UK population is aged 65 plus, with figures expected to rise to 24.8% by 2050. This means the demand for Foot Health professionals will continue to rise!

Instrument case kit subject to availability and only available to students who enrol from January 2024 only.

  • About Foot Health Care

    There is no greater satisfaction than to care for others, and our Foot Health Care Course gives you the opportunity to do just that in your own practice. The human foot is one of the most complex and neglected of body parts. Every step we take places two and a half times our body weight on the 26 bones that make up each foot, and it has been estimated that we walk 3 times around the planet in a lifetime. However, the foot is highly sensitive and like any machine part suffers wear or damage when injured or stressed beyond its capability.

    Here’s where you come in. Though there may be little wrong with their feet, circumstances may prevent people looking after them; Arthritis, painful hip joints or stiff knees may put their feet out of reach or prevent use of scissors or nippers. However, others do have problems with their feet, from corns, calluses, verrucas, flat-foot and bunions to nail conditions and structural defects, many of which can be treated without surgery or medical intervention. Some just enjoy being pampered or are concerned to maintain their bodies in optimum condition.


    All of these people need the help of a Foot Health Practitioner, a professional trained to deliver care and advice either in a private surgery or in the home.

  • The Qualification

    Our Course not only gives you a complete grounding in foot anatomy, care and diagnosis but provides the information and support you need to establish a successful practice. Completion of the course enables you to be registered as a qualified Foot Health Practitioner via the Professional Register for Foot Health Care (PRFHC) register. This qualification is provided by the PRFHC and is also accredited by the Complimentary Medical Association (CMA) of who we are a registered training provider/college. 

    The CMA is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and increasingly by the general public and upon completion you can gain membership to the CMA.

    The qualification title is ‘Foot Health Practitioner Diploma’ is graded by the PRFHC at L4 standard where a certificate of achievement will be awarded upon completion.

    Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are estimated to be 125 hours. All the theory aspect of the course is completed via home study which has to be completed within 12 months of enrolment but does not have to be completed prior to attending a practical course.

  • Coursework and Assessment

    The L4 Coursework consists of 17 manual modules covering the following:

    • Module One - Organisms, Cells and the Skeletal System
    • Module Two - Muscle Tissues and Muscle Groups
    • Module Three - The Structure of Blood, Sterilisation and Sanitisation
    • Module Four - The Integumentary System
    • Module Five - The Lymphatic System, including Nail Dystrophies, Cutting, Instruments and Drills
    • Module Six - The Nervous System
    • Module Seven - Hunger and Sufficiency
    • Module Eight - The Endocrine System
    • Module Nine - Materia Medica, Therapeutics, Paddings and Dressings
    • Module Ten - External Respiration
    • Module Eleven - Pathology
    • Module Twelve - Diabetes and the Diabetic Foot
    • Module Thirteen - Clinical Waste
    • Module Fourteen - Sharps
    • Module Fifteen - Communicating With Other Professionals & First Aid
    • Module Sixteen - History Taking and Medical Note Writing
    • Module Seventeen  - Starting Your Own Business
    • Practical Training - What to Expect and How to Be Prepared
    • Verrutop - Taught in class (see below for further information)

    There is one workbook of 44 questions to complete which can be answered (no essays!) with assistance from your training manual. You have 12 months from enrolment in which to complete the entirety of your course.

    During your 5 day practical training days, you will be assessed on 4 in clinic treatments on a member of the public and your practical training days prior are to get you prepared for this along with a free run before official assessment commences. It is very rare that students fail to show competency, but should a student be referred on this aspect of the course an additional training day after your course days are available on a 1-2-1 basis with your tutor.

    As of July 2023 there is a short 15 question Verrutop multiple choice question paper to undertake where 80% (12/15) answers need to be correct to pass. Re-sits are available immediately afterwards for anyone who does not achieve the required result. By adding this to our course, this enables a better understanding of the product, how its used and this will help for insurance purposes as well as build a stronger relationship with the manufacturer. Verrutop has also been listed on certificates as a unit achieved from this date.

  • What You Will Receive

    Learners will receive the following for the course:

    • Hard copy learning manual
    • E-Course workbook and printed copy
    • Full course support
    • Access to an engaging Facebook group for current students only
    • Tutor support throughout your course journey
    • 5 days of practical training in a clinical environment by a qualified FHP and experienced tutor
    • Hugely discounted student starter kits available (instruments and consumables)
    • Available registration with the Professional Register for Foot Health Care 
    • Option to join the Complimentary Medical Association 
    • Availability of insurance via our partners Towergate
    • Discounted instruments and consumables from our Next Generation Foot Health Supplies store
    • A FREE marketing pack which includes different designs of; Flyers, postcards, business & appointment cards - Available as of January 2024!
    • FREE Instruments case kit worth £49.39; nippers, dressing scissors, drill bit, nail file, blacks file

    Instrument case kit subject to availability and only available to students who enrol from January 2024 only.

  • 5 Days Practical Training

    Practical training consists of 5 days and you will firstly learn on a medical foot model and a course colleague where you can practise the below. You will then be progressed to working with in clinic patients from the general public with various foot conditions and there is a maximum of 4 students per course, therefore ensuring students get plenty of tutor attention and time. 

    Practical training days generally will run 08:30-17:00 with the first day starting 08:45, but flexibility from all students is required for all training days where requested and required by your tutor.

    You will practically learn:

    • Nail cutting and filing
    • Nail reduction with a drill and various drill burs
    • Corn and callus removal with scalpel’s, drill burs and files
    • Insight into fungal nail testing
    • How to use the latest Verrutop verruca treatment and be qualified to use this medical product upon completion of this qualification
    • Vascular and neuropathy testing
    • How to use and apply paddings and dressings
    • How to make custom paddings and protectors with the latest technology of silicone moulding putty
    • How to use scalpels, gouge blades and drills including the latest top grip cylinder bur
    • Learn the various ways to remove callus with different instruments and equipment 
    • How to correctly cut nails
    • How to massage the feet
    • How to conduct a foot health consultation and give patients appropriate aftercare advice
    • Business Skills for setting up your foot health business
    • The different types of instruments and their practical uses, pro's and con's.
    • How to correctly prepare instruments for sterilisation.

    You will learn how to diagnose, treat and assess various conditions of the foot such as:

    • Corns
    • Callus and cracked heels (fissures)
    • Ingrowing nail
    • Fungal infections
    • Verrucae
    • The diabetic foot

    After working on class colleagues over the first two days you will then work on real clinical clients on the remaining days where you will be challenged by a variety of foot conditions.
    Our training clinic is a 3 minute walk from Huddersfield train station which is ideally located for anyone travelling from Manchester / Leeds the north and the south!

    Please note that all students attending their practical training days as well as purchasing a white tunic/scrub top, will need to gain their student insurance via our partners Towergate in order to practise practically. Students will be notified of where this can be obtained prior to attending the practical course days. A £1m indemnity policy currently costs under £100 when purchased online.

    Towergate Insurance
  • Price and Payment Options

    Option 1: Pay In Full £1595 

    Option 2: 6 Monthly payments of £200 Via Direct Debit + Initial Payment of £395 INTEREST FREE

    Option 3: 8 Monthly payments of £150 Via Direct Debit + Initial Payment of £395 INTEREST FREE

    Option 4: 10 Monthly payments of £120 Via Direct Debit + Initial Payment of £395 INTEREST FREE

    Please note that no certificates are issued until the full course payment has been received. All learners have the option to settle any outstanding payment once their course is complete at the agreed enrolment fee.


  • How To Enrol

    1. Decide how you wish to pay. If you are paying in full, then click the relevant button at the bottom of this page to process the full payment.

    2. If you wish to pay in monthly instalments you will need to click and process an initial payment of £395 and then click and process your bank details to authorise us to take direct debit payments from you. We will link you up to the relevant plan that you advise us of when sending us your completed enrolment form. You will receive emails regarding your direct debit plan. Please note that the initial payment is not a deposit, it doesn't guarantee a course place. Course places are guaranteed when initial payment, direct debit authorisation and the enrolment form is completed and submitted.

    3. Once you have completed the payment option of your choice you will need to download and complete the enrolment form. Once completed (check all information is correct), please send this to or send in the post to the address given at the back of the document. Please note that an official signature is required, printed or typed names will not be accepted.

    4. Once payment has been processed and your enrolment form has been received we will get you started with your course and contact you via email. It is important that you check any junk/spam folders within your email should any of our emails not appear in your inbox.

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Fungal Nail Testing Added To This Course + INTEREST FREE Payments Available.

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