Foot Health Practitioner Online Certificate Course

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Study Foot Health Practitioner Online Course and Get to Know Feet - Inside and Out, Both Healthy and Not

Take the Foot Health Practitioner Course and you’ll learn the anatomy, physiology, systems, and dermatology of the feet. You’ll learn how to recognize nail problems, foot infections, corns and calluses, and high-risk foot conditions and how these can be prevented and treated. You’ll also become familiar with podiatry equipment, including their handling and sterilization.

The Foot Health Practitioner Course begins with an exploration of the anatomy and physiology of the feet. You will learn about the structures present in a human foot, correlate clinical anatomy with physical diagnosis and radiologic findings, tissue handling and dissecting techniques, muscles and joints in a normal gait, and be able to differentiate between various bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons in a healthy human foot.

We look at the systems in the foot. This includes the major components of the circulatory system and describes their functions; the origin, branching, and insertion of various arteries in the foot; and the route, origin, and insertion of various veins in the foot; the various nerves in deep and superficial parts of the foot and how the lymphatic system of the foot works.

It’s then onto foot dermatology. We delve into the foot’s various skin layers, the different fascia in the foot, the anatomy and multiple parts of the nail and the various stages of nail growth.

In the consideration of nails, we discuss the problems that can arise in toenails. We delve into the basic science of thinning and cutting nails, some common issues that can lead to nail issues, various habits leading to poor foot health, how ingrown nails can affect the normal foot and recognizing the ways and urgency to intervene in ingrown nails.

We’ll dive into treating foot infections - covering topics like common fungi that cause fungal nail infections and the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment of fungal nail infection. We will also discuss the symptoms, history taking, diagnosis and treatment of verrucae and the symptoms of Athlete’s foot and ways to treat it.

You will discover how corns and calluses are treated. We will consider what corns and calluses are, and the significant differences between them, the different ways of preventing corns and calluses, as well as how they are diagnosed and treated.

The Foot Health Practitioner Course provides information on how patients with high-risk feet are treated and the processes involved in treating various foot ailments.

You’ll get to know the surgical equipment used in podiatry, how to handle surgical equipment with dexterity, the safety aspects of handling different podiatric surgical equipment, develop a checklist for maintaining sterility in an operation theatre and how to identify various sterilization equipment.

The Foot Health Practitioner Course concludes with a look at five case studies that look at the diagnosis and treatment for various foot conditions.

What you will learn with our Foot Health Practitioner Online Course

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Foot
  • Systems in the Foot
  • Foot Dermatology
  • Treating Nail Problems
  • Treating Foot Infections
  • Treatment for Corns and Calluses
  • The High-Risk Foot
  • Foot Care Treatment Process
  • Podiatry Equipment

Foot Health Practitioner Online Course - Requirements

The Foot Health Practitioner Course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Foot Health Practitioner Course
  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

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Foot Health Practitioner Online Course Outline

Module 1: Anatomy and Physiology of the Foot

Part 1: Bones

Learning Objectives:

  • Be aware of the key concepts of the structures present in a human foot
  • Understand tissue handling and dissecting techniques
  • Understand the working muscles and joints in a normal gait
  • Be able to differentiate between various bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons in a healthy human foot

Bones

The medial cuneiform, intermediate cuneiform, lateral cuneiform, and cuboid are the cuneiforms that run from medial to lateral. The navicular bone is placed behind the three cuneiform bones and in front of the talus head. It's between the proximal and distal rows, in other words.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Talus
  • Calcaneus or Calcaneum
  • The Navicular Bone
  • Cuneiform Bones
  • Cuboid
  • Metatarsus
  • Phalanges

Part 2: Joints

Subtalar Joints

Between the talus and the calcaneum, there are two joints: posterior and anterior. The talocalcaneal or subtalar joint is the posterior joint. The talocalcaneonavicular joint includes the anterior joint.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Calcaneocuboid Joint
  • Midtarsal Joint
  • Smaller Joints of Forefoot
  • Cavities of Foot

Part 3: Muscles

The foot's movements are regulated by extrinsic muscles in the lower leg and intrinsic muscles located within the foot. This module summarizes the muscles and their functions.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Extrinsic Muscles
  • The Intrinsic Muscles of the Foot

Part 4: Tendons and Ligaments

Ligaments at the Talocalcaneal Joint

The talocalcaneal interosseous ligament is thick and robust. It is the most important link connecting the talus with the calcaneum. It is located in the sinus tarsi and connects the talocalcaneal and talocalcaneonavicular joints. In eversion, it becomes taut and restricts mobility. The sinus tarsi located on the lateral side of the cervical ligament.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Ligaments at the Talocalcaneonavicular Joint
  • Ligaments at the Calcaneocuboid Joint
  • Ligaments at the Metatarsophalangeal and Interphalangeal Joints
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon
  • Anterior Tibial Tendon
  • Peroneal Tendon
  • Achilles Tendon

Part 5: Anatomy of Motion

The gait cycle includes the foot function. The goal of human locomotion is for it to be a low-energy, smooth-moving activity. The placement of the subtalar joint (STJ) and midtarsal joint (MTJ) is primarily responsible for changes in foot flexibility. As the foot touches the ground, the STJ pronates to achieve flexibility and stress absorption. Eversion, dorsiflexion, and abduction are the three body planes involved in subtalar pronation.

Module 2: Systems in the Foot

Part 1: Circulatory System

Learning Objectives:

  • Be familiar with the major components of the circulatory system and their functions
  • Be aware of the origin, branching, and insertion of various arteries in the foot
  • Understand the route, origin, and insertion of various veins in the foot
  • Explain how the lymphatic system of the foot works

Circulatory System

The arterial system and the venous system are the two subsystems of the foot's circulatory system.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • The Arterial System of the Foot
  • The Venous System of the Foot

Part 2: Lymphatic System

There are two basic types of vessels in the lymphatic system of the lower limbs and feet. These vessels are distributed similarly to the veins in the lower extremities.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Superficial Lymphatic Vessels
  • Deep Lymphatic Vessels
  • Problems with Foot Lymphatics: Lymphedema

Part 3: The Nervous System

Tibial Nerve

It starts as a branch of the sciatic nerve and goes between the two heads of the gastrocnemius muscle down the leg. It runs behind the soleus, turns beneath the medial malleolus, and then continues into the foot. All muscles in the lower leg's posterior compartment are innervated by the tibial nerve.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Common Fibular or Peroneal Nerve
  • Sural Nerve
  • Saphenous Nerve
  • Medial Plantar Nerve
  • Lateral Plantar Nerve
  • Plantar Digital Nerve
  • Problems with Foot Nerves: Metatarsalgia

Module 3: Foot Dermatology

Part 1: Anatomy of the Skin

Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to identify the layers of skin in the foot
  • Be familiar with a number of fasciae in the foot
  • Understand the anatomy of the nail and nail growth
  • Be aware of any issue in any part of the foot in a clinical scenario

Anatomy of the Skin

The skin is the largest and one of the most intricate organs in the human body. It is constantly changing and contains a variety of specialized cells and structures. The skin's principal job is to serve as a protective barrier between the body and the dangerous environment outside. It also controls body temperature, receives sensory input from the outside world, and acts as the first line of defense in the immune system to keep the human body safe from disease.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Layers of Foot Skin
  • How is Foot Skin Different?
  • The Fascia of the Foot
  • Damage to the Foot Skin

Part 2: Anatomy of the Nail

The nail organ is a crucial component of the digital tip. It has a wide range of functions and is quite versatile in nature. Any anomalies in the nail unit may cause cosmetic as well as functional concerns due to its functionality and form. The nail plate, matrix, eponychium, hyponychium, paronychium, proximal nail fold, lateral nail fold, and cuticle are the main structures that make up and characterize the nail.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Gross Anatomy
  • Stages of Nail Growth

Module 4: Treating Nail Problems

Part 1: Thinning and Cutting Nails

Learning Objectives:

  • Be familiar with the basic science of thinning and cutting nails
  • Be aware of the habits that can lead to poor foot health
  • Understand how ingrown nails can affect the foot

Thinning and Cutting Nails

It's natural for nails to vary with age. As they age, they may become more breakable, brittle, or thicker. They may also change color, become loose, and fall off as a result of an injury, and they may become softer, tougher, or brittle as a result of pregnancy.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Common Causes of Nail Problems
  • Things to Do
  • Things to Avoid
  • When to Consult a GP
  • When to Consult a Podiatrist
  • Thinning and Cutting Nails

Part 2: Treating Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails, also known as onychogryphosis, are a common issue caused by the inward folding of nails towards the nail bed or the improper embedding of the nail plate in the groove of the nail, causing severe discomfort and immobility.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Pathophysiology of Ingrown Toenails
  • Etiological Factors
  • Diagnosis

Part 3: Conservative Care, Surgical Procedures and Medicinal Care

Conservative Care for Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenail therapy can be divided into two categories: medicinal and surgical.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Surgical Procedures for Ingrown Nails
  • Medicinal Care for Ingrown Nails

Module 5: Treating Foot Infections

Part 1: Treating Fungal Nail Infection

Learning Objectives:

  • Better understand the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of fungal nail infection
  • Be familiar with symptoms, history taking, diagnosis, and treatment of verrucae
  • Recognize the symptoms of Athlete’s foot and techniques to treat it
  • Form a comprehensive treatment plan for any client with a fungal nail infection, verrucae or Athlete’s foot

Treatment Fungal Nail Infection

Onychomycosis, or tinea unguium, is a fungus that infects the nails of the fingers or toes. It's only a minor infection. Mycotic nails are caused by a pathogen that infects the nail bed and causes thickness, disfiguration, discoloration, and splitting of the nails. Onychomycosis appears to be merely a cosmetic issue in its early stages; but, as the condition progresses, the nails grow to the point where they press against the inside of the shoes, causing pain. In the end, this illness becomes an obstacle to living a healthy personal, social, and professional life.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Causes of a Fungal Nail Infection
  • Signs of a Fungal Nail Infection
  • Diagnosis of Fungal Nail Infections
  • Treatment of Fungal Nail Infections

Part 2: Treating Verrucae

Verrucae are warts that occur on the soles of the feet or around the toes and are completely harmless. They can grow to be single warts with a diameter of half an inch or they can divide into a cluster of warts. HPV is the virus that causes verrucae (human papillomavirus). Warts are typically painless lesions; but, if they develop on a weight-bearing location, such as the heel of the foot, they can create a severe, burning sensation. Moreover, if the warts are constantly pressed while walking, they get pushed further into the skin and become even more painful.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Symptoms of Verrucae
  • Diagnosis of Verrucae
  • Treatment of Verrucae

Part 3: Treating Athlete’s Foot

Athlete's foot is a fungus that affects the feet. It affects both athletes and non-athletes and can be found on all regions of the foot.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Symptoms of Athlete’s Foot
  • Causes of Athlete’s Foot
  • Diagnosis of Athlete’s Foot

Module 6: Treatment for Corns and Calluses

Part 1: What are Corns and Calluses?

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the differences between corns and calluses
  • Be familiar with ways of preventing corns and calluses
  • Be aware of both home remedies and conventional treatments for corns and calluses
  • Be able to compose a comprehensive treatment plan for corns and calluses

What are Corns and Calluses?

Calluses

A callus, sometimes called callosity, is a thickened, hardened patch of skin on the bottom of the foot. The migration and maturation of mature cells occurs as a result of continuous pressure or friction on the foot's basal layer, resulting in calluses.

Corns

Corn is a tiny callus made up of dead tissue that forms on bony surfaces that are immediately exposed to pressure or friction. Corns can cause pain by pressing into the deeper layers of the skin.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Signs and Symptoms of Corns and Calluses
  • Risk Factors
  • Possible Complications

Part 2: Teaching Prevention

Eliminating all friction-causing causes is the greatest method to avoid corns and calluses. The following steps should be followed to achieve this goal.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Professional Foot Measurement
  • Choose the Best Shoe Silhouette
  • Replace Shoes Regularly
  • Make Shoes More Comfortable
  • Custom Orthotics or Insoles
  • Cleanse and Moisturize the Feet
  • Wear Protective Gloves and Pads
  • Trim the Toenails
  • Wear Socks

Part 3: Diagnosis and Treatment

To diagnose corns and calluses, ask the client about their signs and symptoms, as well as their general health history. Work, hobbies, and the patient's favorite type of footwear should all be mentioned. The area where the callus or corn has formed should be thoroughly checked to rule out any differential diagnosis such as warts or athlete's foot.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Treatment Options
  • Remove the Source of Irritation
  • Periodic Shaving/ Cutting of Hardened Area
  • Over-the-Counter Products
  • Other Products
  • Infected Corns and Calluses
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Managing Corns and Calluses

Module 7: The High-Risk Foot

Part 1: How Diabetes Affects the Feet

Learning Objectives:

  • Be aware of multiple pathophysiological issues that can lead to diabetic foot
  • Understand how to assess the severity and form a healing environment for diabetic foot ulcers
  • Learn how to manage a simple ulcer with antibiotics and local wound treatment

How Diabetes Affects the Feet

Both types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2, have the potential to damage peripheral nerves and blood vessels, resulting in difficulties with the lower extremities. Diabetes problems involving the lower extremities, such as gangrene, ulceration, and amputation, are quite common. Surprisingly, these problems are also among the top reasons of diabetic hospitalization.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Causes of Diabetes Foot Disease
  • Symptoms of a High-Risk Foot

Part 2: Special Considerations

Wounds are likely to occur in patients with a high-risk foot, despite ongoing patient care and prevention measures. In skilled nursing institutions, outpatient clinics, assisted-living facilities, and hospitals, chronic ulcers and diabetic food wounds are common. Due to a variety of causes, these ulcers are more common in the elderly population than in the younger population, necessitating doctors to take extra precautions when treating such patients.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Assessment
  • Treatment Considerations

Part 3: Educating Clients with Diabetes about Foot Care

This session explains how patient care for diabetic diet is divided into different domains.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Off-Loading
  • Basic Hygiene
  • Lifestyle Modifications

Part 4: Treating Clients with Diabetes

Managing diabetic clients falls into numerous categories based on the stage of the diabetic foot and the presence or absence of problems.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Approach Considerations
  • Antimicrobial Treatment
  • Surgical Debridement
  • Consultations
  • Long-Term Monitoring

Module 8: Foot Care Treatment Process

Part 1: Foot Consultations

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the process and importance of foot consultation
  • Be familiar with specific treatment plans
  • Be aware of long-term aftercare for clients
  • Understand when to make a referral to a specialist

Foot Consultations

Maintaining good foot health necessitates proper foot care. It aids in the early detection and control of risk factors that contribute to ulcers, infections, and amputations, thereby delaying or preventing negative outcomes. Getting a consultation for any form of foot ailment is the first step. A general practitioner or a family doctor should be consulted for an accurate diagnosis, treatment, and management of any foot-related condition.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • A Consultation and What to Expect

Part 2: Diagnosis of Symptoms

One of the primary goals of a foot consultation or podiatry exam is to provide a diagnosis based on the patient's symptoms and concerns. Depending on the patient's concerns and the necessity for additional tests, the process of obtaining a diagnosis can take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • History Taking
  • Physical Examination
  • Common Conditions

Part 3: Treatment Plan

By the age of 50, the average person will have walked nearly 75,000 miles, according to estimates. Because of the frequency with which they are used, feet are susceptible to a variety of diseases and concerns that may necessitate immediate attention and treatment.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Creating a Treatment Plan
  • Referral to Podiatrists

Part 4: Providing Treatment

It may be necessary to analyze the foot with the use of certain in-office exams as well as medical imaging tests before laying out a treatment plan tailored to the patient.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Non-Surgical Interventions
  • Surgical Treatments

Part 5: Foot Care

The final and most important stage in maintaining good foot health is aftercare. Aftercare can help prevent the original condition from reoccurring. It also reduces the chances of developing other foot problems in the future. As a result, all patients should be recommended to include the actions below in their daily foot care routine.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Controlling Blood Sugar
  • Maintaining Foot Hygiene
  • Moisturizing the Feet
  • Inspecting the Feet
  • Protecting the Feet
  • Choosing the Right Footwear
  • Lifestyle Modifications
  • Follow-Up

Module 9: Podiatry Equipment

Part 1: Personal Protective Equipment in Foot Care

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand some of the surgical equipment used in podiatry
  • Have learnt about the safety aspects of handling podiatric equipment
  • Be familiar with the sterilization of equipment procedure

Personal Protective Equipment in Foot Care

In both hospital and non-hospital settings, failure to prevent basic infection has been associated to an increase in outbreaks. Several public health investigations have uncovered a number of instances of dangerous treatments that put podiatric patients and practitioners at risk for viral, fungal, and bacterial infections.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Recommendation to Don PPE
  • Recommendations to Doff PPE

Part 2: Surgical Drills

Power instrumentation is used in the majority of osseous surgical procedures. Electric drills, pneumatic drills, and battery-operated drills are the three categories of power drills based on their power source. Compared to other types of drills, battery-operated drills have greater advantages. Because commercially available Orthopedic Battery Drills (OBD) are costly, many surgeons choose to employ Hardware Battery Drills.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Sterility
  • The Crudeness of the Drill
  • The Utility of the Drill

Part 3: Scalpels

A scalpel, sometimes known as a lancet, is a small, razor-sharp bladed implement used in anatomical dissection, surgery, and podiatry procedures. In podiatric procedures, scalpels are frequently used to remove non-viable, damaged tissue from wounds, debride calluses, control infected nails, and enucleate corns.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Types of Scalpel
  • Parts of a Typical Scalpel
  • Using a Scalpel Safely
  • Types of Scalpel Grips

Part 4: Sterilization

Sterilization is the process of eliminating all hazardous bacteria and spores from a surface. Sterilization in a podiatric setting is critical and failing to follow the guidelines of this process might lead to catastrophic consequences.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Types of Sterilization
  • When to Sterilize?

Module 10: Case Studies

Part 1: Case Study 1

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify various case scenarios and look deeply into the presenting complaints
  • Understand the importance of past medical and surgical history
  • Better understand the diagnostics techniques for various podiatric issues
  • Use available resources to enhance the outcome of the patient
  • Correctly plan the establishment of treatment plans for various foot issues

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Presenting Illness
  • Past Medical History
  • Examination and assessment
  • Treatment

Part 2: Case Study 2

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Presenting Illness
  • Past Medical History
  • Examination and assessment
  • Treatment

Part 3: Case Study 3

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Presenting Illness
  • Past Medical History
  • Examination and assessment
  • Treatment

Part 4: Case Study 4

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Presenting Illness
  • Past Medical History
  • Examination and assessment
  • Treatment

Part 5: Case Study 5

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Presenting Illness
  • Examination and assessment
  • Treatment

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of your course assessment, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certificate of completion.

Module 1: Anatomy and Physiology of the Foot

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Bones
  • Part 2: Joints
  • Part 3: Muscles
  • Part 4: Tendons and Ligaments
  • Part 5: Anatomy of Motion
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Systems in the Foot

  • Part 1: Circulatory System
  • Part 2: Lymphatic System
  • Part 3: The Nervous System
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Foot Dermatology

  • Part 1: Anatomy of the Skin
  • Part 2: Anatomy of the Nail
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Treating Nail Problems

  • Part 1: Thinning and Cutting Nails
  • Part 2: Treating Ingrown Toenails
  • Part 3: Conservative Care, Surgical Procedures and Medicinal Care
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Treating Foot Infections

  • Part 1: Treating Fungal Nail Infection
  • Part 2: Treating Verrucae
  • Part 3: Treating Athlete's foot
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Treatment for Corns and Calluses

  • Part 1: What Are Corns and Calluses?
  • Part 2: Teaching Prevention
  • Part 3: Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: The High-Risk Foot

  • Part 1: How Diabetes Affects the Feet
  • Part 2: Special Considerations
  • Part 3: Educating Clients with Diabetes about Foot Care
  • Part 4: Treating Clients with Diabetes
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Foot Care Treatment Process

  • Part 1: Foot Consultations
  • Part 2: Diagnosis of Symptoms
  • Part 3: Treatment Plan
  • Part 4: Providing Treatment
  • Part 5: Foot Aftercare
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Podiatry Equipment

  • Part 1: Personal Protective Equipment in Foot Care
  • Part 2: Surgical Drills
  • Part 3: Scalpels
  • Part 4: Sterilisation
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10: Case Studies

  • Part 1: Case Study 1
  • Part 2: Case Study 2
  • Part 3: Case Study 3
  • Part 4: Case Study 4
  • Part 5: Case Study 5
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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About this Course

Study Foot Health Practitioner Online Course and Get to Know Feet - Inside and Out, Both Healthy and Not

Take the Foot Health Practitioner Course and you’ll learn the anatomy, physiology, systems, and dermatology of the feet. You’ll learn how to recognize nail problems, foot infections, corns and calluses, and high-risk foot conditions and how these can be prevented and treated. You’ll also become familiar with podiatry equipment, including their handling and sterilization.

The Foot Health Practitioner Course begins with an exploration of the anatomy and physiology of the feet. You will learn about the structures present in a human foot, correlate clinical anatomy with physical diagnosis and radiologic findings, tissue handling and dissecting techniques, muscles and joints in a normal gait, and be able to differentiate between various bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons in a healthy human foot.

We look at the systems in the foot. This includes the major components of the circulatory system and describes their functions; the origin, branching, and insertion of various arteries in the foot; and the route, origin, and insertion of various veins in the foot; the various nerves in deep and superficial parts of the foot and how the lymphatic system of the foot works.

It’s then onto foot dermatology. We delve into the foot’s various skin layers, the different fascia in the foot, the anatomy and multiple parts of the nail and the various stages of nail growth.

In the consideration of nails, we discuss the problems that can arise in toenails. We delve into the basic science of thinning and cutting nails, some common issues that can lead to nail issues, various habits leading to poor foot health, how ingrown nails can affect the normal foot and recognizing the ways and urgency to intervene in ingrown nails.

We’ll dive into treating foot infections - covering topics like common fungi that cause fungal nail infections and the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment of fungal nail infection. We will also discuss the symptoms, history taking, diagnosis and treatment of verrucae and the symptoms of Athlete’s foot and ways to treat it.

You will discover how corns and calluses are treated. We will consider what corns and calluses are, and the significant differences between them, the different ways of preventing corns and calluses, as well as how they are diagnosed and treated.

The Foot Health Practitioner Course provides information on how patients with high-risk feet are treated and the processes involved in treating various foot ailments.

You’ll get to know the surgical equipment used in podiatry, how to handle surgical equipment with dexterity, the safety aspects of handling different podiatric surgical equipment, develop a checklist for maintaining sterility in an operation theatre and how to identify various sterilization equipment.

The Foot Health Practitioner Course concludes with a look at five case studies that look at the diagnosis and treatment for various foot conditions.

What you will learn with our Foot Health Practitioner Online Course

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Foot
  • Systems in the Foot
  • Foot Dermatology
  • Treating Nail Problems
  • Treating Foot Infections
  • Treatment for Corns and Calluses
  • The High-Risk Foot
  • Foot Care Treatment Process
  • Podiatry Equipment

Foot Health Practitioner Online Course - Requirements

The Foot Health Practitioner Course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Foot Health Practitioner Course
  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

For any additional questions please see our comprehensive FAQS tab above.

Foot Health Practitioner Online Course Outline

Module 1: Anatomy and Physiology of the Foot

Part 1: Bones

Learning Objectives:

  • Be aware of the key concepts of the structures present in a human foot
  • Understand tissue handling and dissecting techniques
  • Understand the working muscles and joints in a normal gait
  • Be able to differentiate between various bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons in a healthy human foot

Bones

The medial cuneiform, intermediate cuneiform, lateral cuneiform, and cuboid are the cuneiforms that run from medial to lateral. The navicular bone is placed behind the three cuneiform bones and in front of the talus head. It's between the proximal and distal rows, in other words.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Talus
  • Calcaneus or Calcaneum
  • The Navicular Bone
  • Cuneiform Bones
  • Cuboid
  • Metatarsus
  • Phalanges

Part 2: Joints

Subtalar Joints

Between the talus and the calcaneum, there are two joints: posterior and anterior. The talocalcaneal or subtalar joint is the posterior joint. The talocalcaneonavicular joint includes the anterior joint.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Calcaneocuboid Joint
  • Midtarsal Joint
  • Smaller Joints of Forefoot
  • Cavities of Foot

Part 3: Muscles

The foot's movements are regulated by extrinsic muscles in the lower leg and intrinsic muscles located within the foot. This module summarizes the muscles and their functions.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Extrinsic Muscles
  • The Intrinsic Muscles of the Foot

Part 4: Tendons and Ligaments

Ligaments at the Talocalcaneal Joint

The talocalcaneal interosseous ligament is thick and robust. It is the most important link connecting the talus with the calcaneum. It is located in the sinus tarsi and connects the talocalcaneal and talocalcaneonavicular joints. In eversion, it becomes taut and restricts mobility. The sinus tarsi located on the lateral side of the cervical ligament.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Ligaments at the Talocalcaneonavicular Joint
  • Ligaments at the Calcaneocuboid Joint
  • Ligaments at the Metatarsophalangeal and Interphalangeal Joints
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon
  • Anterior Tibial Tendon
  • Peroneal Tendon
  • Achilles Tendon

Part 5: Anatomy of Motion

The gait cycle includes the foot function. The goal of human locomotion is for it to be a low-energy, smooth-moving activity. The placement of the subtalar joint (STJ) and midtarsal joint (MTJ) is primarily responsible for changes in foot flexibility. As the foot touches the ground, the STJ pronates to achieve flexibility and stress absorption. Eversion, dorsiflexion, and abduction are the three body planes involved in subtalar pronation.

Module 2: Systems in the Foot

Part 1: Circulatory System

Learning Objectives:

  • Be familiar with the major components of the circulatory system and their functions
  • Be aware of the origin, branching, and insertion of various arteries in the foot
  • Understand the route, origin, and insertion of various veins in the foot
  • Explain how the lymphatic system of the foot works

Circulatory System

The arterial system and the venous system are the two subsystems of the foot's circulatory system.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • The Arterial System of the Foot
  • The Venous System of the Foot

Part 2: Lymphatic System

There are two basic types of vessels in the lymphatic system of the lower limbs and feet. These vessels are distributed similarly to the veins in the lower extremities.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Superficial Lymphatic Vessels
  • Deep Lymphatic Vessels
  • Problems with Foot Lymphatics: Lymphedema

Part 3: The Nervous System

Tibial Nerve

It starts as a branch of the sciatic nerve and goes between the two heads of the gastrocnemius muscle down the leg. It runs behind the soleus, turns beneath the medial malleolus, and then continues into the foot. All muscles in the lower leg's posterior compartment are innervated by the tibial nerve.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Common Fibular or Peroneal Nerve
  • Sural Nerve
  • Saphenous Nerve
  • Medial Plantar Nerve
  • Lateral Plantar Nerve
  • Plantar Digital Nerve
  • Problems with Foot Nerves: Metatarsalgia

Module 3: Foot Dermatology

Part 1: Anatomy of the Skin

Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to identify the layers of skin in the foot
  • Be familiar with a number of fasciae in the foot
  • Understand the anatomy of the nail and nail growth
  • Be aware of any issue in any part of the foot in a clinical scenario

Anatomy of the Skin

The skin is the largest and one of the most intricate organs in the human body. It is constantly changing and contains a variety of specialized cells and structures. The skin's principal job is to serve as a protective barrier between the body and the dangerous environment outside. It also controls body temperature, receives sensory input from the outside world, and acts as the first line of defense in the immune system to keep the human body safe from disease.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Layers of Foot Skin
  • How is Foot Skin Different?
  • The Fascia of the Foot
  • Damage to the Foot Skin

Part 2: Anatomy of the Nail

The nail organ is a crucial component of the digital tip. It has a wide range of functions and is quite versatile in nature. Any anomalies in the nail unit may cause cosmetic as well as functional concerns due to its functionality and form. The nail plate, matrix, eponychium, hyponychium, paronychium, proximal nail fold, lateral nail fold, and cuticle are the main structures that make up and characterize the nail.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Gross Anatomy
  • Stages of Nail Growth

Module 4: Treating Nail Problems

Part 1: Thinning and Cutting Nails

Learning Objectives:

  • Be familiar with the basic science of thinning and cutting nails
  • Be aware of the habits that can lead to poor foot health
  • Understand how ingrown nails can affect the foot

Thinning and Cutting Nails

It's natural for nails to vary with age. As they age, they may become more breakable, brittle, or thicker. They may also change color, become loose, and fall off as a result of an injury, and they may become softer, tougher, or brittle as a result of pregnancy.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Common Causes of Nail Problems
  • Things to Do
  • Things to Avoid
  • When to Consult a GP
  • When to Consult a Podiatrist
  • Thinning and Cutting Nails

Part 2: Treating Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails, also known as onychogryphosis, are a common issue caused by the inward folding of nails towards the nail bed or the improper embedding of the nail plate in the groove of the nail, causing severe discomfort and immobility.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Pathophysiology of Ingrown Toenails
  • Etiological Factors
  • Diagnosis

Part 3: Conservative Care, Surgical Procedures and Medicinal Care

Conservative Care for Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenail therapy can be divided into two categories: medicinal and surgical.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Surgical Procedures for Ingrown Nails
  • Medicinal Care for Ingrown Nails

Module 5: Treating Foot Infections

Part 1: Treating Fungal Nail Infection

Learning Objectives:

  • Better understand the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of fungal nail infection
  • Be familiar with symptoms, history taking, diagnosis, and treatment of verrucae
  • Recognize the symptoms of Athlete’s foot and techniques to treat it
  • Form a comprehensive treatment plan for any client with a fungal nail infection, verrucae or Athlete’s foot

Treatment Fungal Nail Infection

Onychomycosis, or tinea unguium, is a fungus that infects the nails of the fingers or toes. It's only a minor infection. Mycotic nails are caused by a pathogen that infects the nail bed and causes thickness, disfiguration, discoloration, and splitting of the nails. Onychomycosis appears to be merely a cosmetic issue in its early stages; but, as the condition progresses, the nails grow to the point where they press against the inside of the shoes, causing pain. In the end, this illness becomes an obstacle to living a healthy personal, social, and professional life.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Causes of a Fungal Nail Infection
  • Signs of a Fungal Nail Infection
  • Diagnosis of Fungal Nail Infections
  • Treatment of Fungal Nail Infections

Part 2: Treating Verrucae

Verrucae are warts that occur on the soles of the feet or around the toes and are completely harmless. They can grow to be single warts with a diameter of half an inch or they can divide into a cluster of warts. HPV is the virus that causes verrucae (human papillomavirus). Warts are typically painless lesions; but, if they develop on a weight-bearing location, such as the heel of the foot, they can create a severe, burning sensation. Moreover, if the warts are constantly pressed while walking, they get pushed further into the skin and become even more painful.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Symptoms of Verrucae
  • Diagnosis of Verrucae
  • Treatment of Verrucae

Part 3: Treating Athlete’s Foot

Athlete's foot is a fungus that affects the feet. It affects both athletes and non-athletes and can be found on all regions of the foot.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Symptoms of Athlete’s Foot
  • Causes of Athlete’s Foot
  • Diagnosis of Athlete’s Foot

Module 6: Treatment for Corns and Calluses

Part 1: What are Corns and Calluses?

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the differences between corns and calluses
  • Be familiar with ways of preventing corns and calluses
  • Be aware of both home remedies and conventional treatments for corns and calluses
  • Be able to compose a comprehensive treatment plan for corns and calluses

What are Corns and Calluses?

Calluses

A callus, sometimes called callosity, is a thickened, hardened patch of skin on the bottom of the foot. The migration and maturation of mature cells occurs as a result of continuous pressure or friction on the foot's basal layer, resulting in calluses.

Corns

Corn is a tiny callus made up of dead tissue that forms on bony surfaces that are immediately exposed to pressure or friction. Corns can cause pain by pressing into the deeper layers of the skin.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Signs and Symptoms of Corns and Calluses
  • Risk Factors
  • Possible Complications

Part 2: Teaching Prevention

Eliminating all friction-causing causes is the greatest method to avoid corns and calluses. The following steps should be followed to achieve this goal.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Professional Foot Measurement
  • Choose the Best Shoe Silhouette
  • Replace Shoes Regularly
  • Make Shoes More Comfortable
  • Custom Orthotics or Insoles
  • Cleanse and Moisturize the Feet
  • Wear Protective Gloves and Pads
  • Trim the Toenails
  • Wear Socks

Part 3: Diagnosis and Treatment

To diagnose corns and calluses, ask the client about their signs and symptoms, as well as their general health history. Work, hobbies, and the patient's favorite type of footwear should all be mentioned. The area where the callus or corn has formed should be thoroughly checked to rule out any differential diagnosis such as warts or athlete's foot.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Treatment Options
  • Remove the Source of Irritation
  • Periodic Shaving/ Cutting of Hardened Area
  • Over-the-Counter Products
  • Other Products
  • Infected Corns and Calluses
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Managing Corns and Calluses

Module 7: The High-Risk Foot

Part 1: How Diabetes Affects the Feet

Learning Objectives:

  • Be aware of multiple pathophysiological issues that can lead to diabetic foot
  • Understand how to assess the severity and form a healing environment for diabetic foot ulcers
  • Learn how to manage a simple ulcer with antibiotics and local wound treatment

How Diabetes Affects the Feet

Both types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2, have the potential to damage peripheral nerves and blood vessels, resulting in difficulties with the lower extremities. Diabetes problems involving the lower extremities, such as gangrene, ulceration, and amputation, are quite common. Surprisingly, these problems are also among the top reasons of diabetic hospitalization.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Causes of Diabetes Foot Disease
  • Symptoms of a High-Risk Foot

Part 2: Special Considerations

Wounds are likely to occur in patients with a high-risk foot, despite ongoing patient care and prevention measures. In skilled nursing institutions, outpatient clinics, assisted-living facilities, and hospitals, chronic ulcers and diabetic food wounds are common. Due to a variety of causes, these ulcers are more common in the elderly population than in the younger population, necessitating doctors to take extra precautions when treating such patients.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Assessment
  • Treatment Considerations

Part 3: Educating Clients with Diabetes about Foot Care

This session explains how patient care for diabetic diet is divided into different domains.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Off-Loading
  • Basic Hygiene
  • Lifestyle Modifications

Part 4: Treating Clients with Diabetes

Managing diabetic clients falls into numerous categories based on the stage of the diabetic foot and the presence or absence of problems.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Approach Considerations
  • Antimicrobial Treatment
  • Surgical Debridement
  • Consultations
  • Long-Term Monitoring

Module 8: Foot Care Treatment Process

Part 1: Foot Consultations

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the process and importance of foot consultation
  • Be familiar with specific treatment plans
  • Be aware of long-term aftercare for clients
  • Understand when to make a referral to a specialist

Foot Consultations

Maintaining good foot health necessitates proper foot care. It aids in the early detection and control of risk factors that contribute to ulcers, infections, and amputations, thereby delaying or preventing negative outcomes. Getting a consultation for any form of foot ailment is the first step. A general practitioner or a family doctor should be consulted for an accurate diagnosis, treatment, and management of any foot-related condition.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • A Consultation and What to Expect

Part 2: Diagnosis of Symptoms

One of the primary goals of a foot consultation or podiatry exam is to provide a diagnosis based on the patient's symptoms and concerns. Depending on the patient's concerns and the necessity for additional tests, the process of obtaining a diagnosis can take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • History Taking
  • Physical Examination
  • Common Conditions

Part 3: Treatment Plan

By the age of 50, the average person will have walked nearly 75,000 miles, according to estimates. Because of the frequency with which they are used, feet are susceptible to a variety of diseases and concerns that may necessitate immediate attention and treatment.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Creating a Treatment Plan
  • Referral to Podiatrists

Part 4: Providing Treatment

It may be necessary to analyze the foot with the use of certain in-office exams as well as medical imaging tests before laying out a treatment plan tailored to the patient.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Non-Surgical Interventions
  • Surgical Treatments

Part 5: Foot Care

The final and most important stage in maintaining good foot health is aftercare. Aftercare can help prevent the original condition from reoccurring. It also reduces the chances of developing other foot problems in the future. As a result, all patients should be recommended to include the actions below in their daily foot care routine.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Controlling Blood Sugar
  • Maintaining Foot Hygiene
  • Moisturizing the Feet
  • Inspecting the Feet
  • Protecting the Feet
  • Choosing the Right Footwear
  • Lifestyle Modifications
  • Follow-Up

Module 9: Podiatry Equipment

Part 1: Personal Protective Equipment in Foot Care

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand some of the surgical equipment used in podiatry
  • Have learnt about the safety aspects of handling podiatric equipment
  • Be familiar with the sterilization of equipment procedure

Personal Protective Equipment in Foot Care

In both hospital and non-hospital settings, failure to prevent basic infection has been associated to an increase in outbreaks. Several public health investigations have uncovered a number of instances of dangerous treatments that put podiatric patients and practitioners at risk for viral, fungal, and bacterial infections.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Recommendation to Don PPE
  • Recommendations to Doff PPE

Part 2: Surgical Drills

Power instrumentation is used in the majority of osseous surgical procedures. Electric drills, pneumatic drills, and battery-operated drills are the three categories of power drills based on their power source. Compared to other types of drills, battery-operated drills have greater advantages. Because commercially available Orthopedic Battery Drills (OBD) are costly, many surgeons choose to employ Hardware Battery Drills.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Sterility
  • The Crudeness of the Drill
  • The Utility of the Drill

Part 3: Scalpels

A scalpel, sometimes known as a lancet, is a small, razor-sharp bladed implement used in anatomical dissection, surgery, and podiatry procedures. In podiatric procedures, scalpels are frequently used to remove non-viable, damaged tissue from wounds, debride calluses, control infected nails, and enucleate corns.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Types of Scalpel
  • Parts of a Typical Scalpel
  • Using a Scalpel Safely
  • Types of Scalpel Grips

Part 4: Sterilization

Sterilization is the process of eliminating all hazardous bacteria and spores from a surface. Sterilization in a podiatric setting is critical and failing to follow the guidelines of this process might lead to catastrophic consequences.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Types of Sterilization
  • When to Sterilize?

Module 10: Case Studies

Part 1: Case Study 1

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify various case scenarios and look deeply into the presenting complaints
  • Understand the importance of past medical and surgical history
  • Better understand the diagnostics techniques for various podiatric issues
  • Use available resources to enhance the outcome of the patient
  • Correctly plan the establishment of treatment plans for various foot issues

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Presenting Illness
  • Past Medical History
  • Examination and assessment
  • Treatment

Part 2: Case Study 2

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Presenting Illness
  • Past Medical History
  • Examination and assessment
  • Treatment

Part 3: Case Study 3

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Presenting Illness
  • Past Medical History
  • Examination and assessment
  • Treatment

Part 4: Case Study 4

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Presenting Illness
  • Past Medical History
  • Examination and assessment
  • Treatment

Part 5: Case Study 5

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Presenting Illness
  • Examination and assessment
  • Treatment

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of your course assessment, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certificate of completion.

Module 1: Anatomy and Physiology of the Foot

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Bones
  • Part 2: Joints
  • Part 3: Muscles
  • Part 4: Tendons and Ligaments
  • Part 5: Anatomy of Motion
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Systems in the Foot

  • Part 1: Circulatory System
  • Part 2: Lymphatic System
  • Part 3: The Nervous System
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Foot Dermatology

  • Part 1: Anatomy of the Skin
  • Part 2: Anatomy of the Nail
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Treating Nail Problems

  • Part 1: Thinning and Cutting Nails
  • Part 2: Treating Ingrown Toenails
  • Part 3: Conservative Care, Surgical Procedures and Medicinal Care
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Treating Foot Infections

  • Part 1: Treating Fungal Nail Infection
  • Part 2: Treating Verrucae
  • Part 3: Treating Athlete's foot
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Treatment for Corns and Calluses

  • Part 1: What Are Corns and Calluses?
  • Part 2: Teaching Prevention
  • Part 3: Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: The High-Risk Foot

  • Part 1: How Diabetes Affects the Feet
  • Part 2: Special Considerations
  • Part 3: Educating Clients with Diabetes about Foot Care
  • Part 4: Treating Clients with Diabetes
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Foot Care Treatment Process

  • Part 1: Foot Consultations
  • Part 2: Diagnosis of Symptoms
  • Part 3: Treatment Plan
  • Part 4: Providing Treatment
  • Part 5: Foot Aftercare
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Podiatry Equipment

  • Part 1: Personal Protective Equipment in Foot Care
  • Part 2: Surgical Drills
  • Part 3: Scalpels
  • Part 4: Sterilisation
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10: Case Studies

  • Part 1: Case Study 1
  • Part 2: Case Study 2
  • Part 3: Case Study 3
  • Part 4: Case Study 4
  • Part 5: Case Study 5
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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5.  Do I require to have finished high school to complete this course?

No, you do not require a High School Diploma or to have finished school to study this course, this course is open to anyone who would like to take this course.

6.  What if English is not my first language?

This course is provided in English, however, due to the digital nature of our training, you can take your time studying the material and make use of tools such as google translate and Grammarly.

7.  Is this course online or conducted in person?

All our courses are accessible online on any device. You may complete them at your own pace and at your own time.

8.  How do I receive my course?

After you have completed the payment, you will receive a confirmation email and tax receipt. You will also receive an email containing your course login details (username and password), as well as instructions on how to access and log in to your course via the internet with any device, please check your junk/spam folder in the event that you do not receive the email.

9.  When does this course start?

Providing you have internet access you can start this course whenever you like, just go to the login page and insert your username and password and you can access the online material.

10.  What is online learning like?

Online learning is easy, if not easier than a traditional academic situation. By studying an online course, the usual boundaries caused by location and time constraints are eliminated, meaning you are free to study where and when you want at your own pace. Of course, you will need to be able to self-manage your time and be organized, but with our help, you’ll soon find yourself settling into a comfortable rhythm of study.

11.  What computer skills do I need for my course?

You don't need to be a computer expert to succeed with our online training, but you should be comfortable typing, using the internet and be capable of using common software (such as Microsoft word).

12.  How long will you have access to the online course?

There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. Once you have purchased this course you will have unlimited lifetime access, meaning you can access this course whenever you want.

13.  How long will my course take?

Individual courses are very comprehensive and can take up to 150 hours to complete. 

If you choose a course bundle, simply multiply the above hours by the number of courses included in the bundle. 
For example:

  • 2 course bundle is 2 x 150 hours = 300 hours
  • 3 course bundle is 3 x 150 hours = 450 hours
  • 5 course bundle is 5 x 150 hours = 750 hours
  • 10 course bundle is 10 x 150 hours = 1500 hours
14.   Is there tutor support available?

Yes, there is tutor support, you can correspond with tutors, so you can ask questions whenever you require.

15.  What is included with the course?

The onetime fee includes all training materials, including online content, diagrams, videos if included, interactive instructions and quizzes, plus you will receive a certificate upon completion.

16.  Do I need to buy textbooks?

All the required material for your course is included in the online system, you do not need to buy anything else.

17.  Is the course interactive?

Yes, all our courses are interactive.

18.  Is there an assessment or exam?

Yes, you will be required to complete a multiple-choice test online at the end of your course, you can do this test as many times as you require.

19.  What type of certificate will I receive?

You will receive a Certificate of Completion that is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

 

You will also receive a CPD Certificate, CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. It refers to the process of tracking and documenting the skills, knowledge and experience that you gain both formally and informally as you work, beyond any initial training. Continuing Professional Development is important because it delivers benefits to the individual, their profession and the public. CPD ensures your capabilities keep pace with the current standards of others in the same field.

 

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Our completion certificates are very valuable and will help you progress in your work environment and show employers how committed you are to learn new skills, you might even get a promotion.

20.  Will this course be credited by universities?

No, it is not equivalent to a college or university credit.

21.  Am I guaranteed to get a job with this certificate?

This course will give you the skills you need to help you obtain employment, but it’s up to you if you get the job or not.

22.  How will this course assist me with my career?

Studying and completing this course will show employers that you have the knowledge in this field, additionally you will gain more confidence in this area of expertise.

23.  How long is the certificate valid for?

The Certificates are valid for life and do not need renewing. 

24.  Can I take more than one course at a time?

Courses are studied online at your own pace and you are free to study as many or as few courses as you wish, we also offer online course bundles that allow you to save on additional courses so that you may get all the topics related to your training goals in one go. 

25.  What are the Payment Methods available? Is there a payment plan?

We accept payments via PayPal, Credit Card, Bank Transfer and Amazon Pay for the USA. For payment plans, we offer Sezzle for USA & Canada, Afterpay for Australia & New Zealand. *For faster transaction Credit Card payments are preferred. Please purchase online via our website course product page or contact us at email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com, to pay via bank transfer.

26. Can I purchase for multiple people?

Yes, you can do this by purchasing individually via website or send us a request via email at email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com

27.  Can I request for an invoice before purchase?

Yes, you can request for an invoice via email at email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com

28.  Purchase for a gift?

Yes, you can purchase this course as a gift, simply send an email to email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com, with the course details and we can accommodate this.

29.  Can I create my own course bundle?

Yes, you can customize your own bundle. Please send us the complete list with the exact course link of the courses you'd like to bundle up via email email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com and we will create them for you. *Each course access, time of completion and certification varies depending on the course type.

30.  How will I contact Courses For Success if I have any questions?

You can contact our support team, at any time through live chat on our website, or email at email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com, or by calling one of our phone numbers depending on which country you are in. 

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Course Summary

Course ID: 012CE11345
Delivery Mode: Online
Access: Unlimited lifetime
Tutor Support: Yes
Time: Study at your own pace
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate

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