The Podiatry Degree Apprentice is a highly trained role to diagnose and treat abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs across a wide range of health and care settings.
This Apprenticeship at UEL is designed to work in partnership with NHS Trusts and Health and Social Care Organisations supporting the development of local staff to train as Podiatrists. Apprentices are released by their employer to study part time at University and undertake practice placements to develop the skills required to be a safe, effective, compassionate and competent podiatrist.
Podiatrists provide diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of conditions involving the feet, ankles and lower limbs. They also provide preventative care and advice to patients, aimed at improving mobility, comfort and quality of life.
You’ll will work with other Allied Health professionals such as Physiotherapists as well as Nurses and Doctors to provide comprehensive healthcare.
You might work in a range of different settings such as hospitals, GP surgeries or private practices.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTY OF THE ROLE
Responsibilities and duty of the role include but are not limited to:
- assessing patients, differentially diagnosing conditions
- agreeing and negotiating treatment plans in partnership with the patient
- treating lower limb conditions such as nail and skin pathology, musculoskeletal conditions, pain and wounds
- dealing with people with challenging medical and social conditions and their complications, providing evidence-based interventions
- offering holistic patient-centred health education
- clinical management and administration including keeping records, appointment management, stock control and maintaining the clinical environment
During your apprenticeship you must meet the 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate. The CQC expect that providers follow these standards to make sure new staff are supported, skilled and assessed as competent to carry out their roles. Find out more about skills for health
As an apprentice you will spend time in practice working, as well as have protected practice learning (Supernumerary) time and time at the university. Your programme will run across 4 years.
The BSc (Hons) Podiatry is a professional qualification that will allow you to be eligible to apply to the HCPC for entry onto the professional register. In order to pass your apprenticeship, you must also complete the required End Point Assessment (EPA).
Must be employed as an apprentice podiatrist
120 UCAS points with a strong science background (or equivalent)
Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to completing the end-point assessment.
END POINT ASSESSMENT (EPA)
- Observation including the question and answer session 120 minutes
- Presentation 45 minutes
After achieving the knowledge, skills and behaviours specified in the Podiatry Apprenticeship standard and the end point assessment, you will be eligible to apply to the HCPC for entry onto the professional register.
GET INVOLVED WITH US
We are flexible and responsive in our approach to delivering higher and degree apprenticeships. We are on-hand to discuss any queries you may have about the apprenticeship.
We are interested to hear from employers and providers who would like to join one of our Trailblazer groups, which initially design and develop apprenticeships. Please get in touch if you:
- would like to become an employer partner of UEL and let us help you find the right apprentices for you;
- are interested in any of the apprenticeship degree programmes we are currently running or the new ones we are developing;
- would like to explore creating new apprenticeships and join a Trailblazer group with us.