- 100% employability rates for our podiatry graduates.
- Small group sizes allowing for high-quality learning, teaching and mentoring opportunities
- Opportunities for inter-disciplinary learning in all 3 years of the programme, which is vital for employment within the increasingly integrated health and social care arena.
- Significant input from the University’s Service User Group, which comprises of either recipients of healthcare or as carers. The team works with our students in clinical skills modules to allow students to develop assessment and communication skills with real people, as patients in clinical examinations, and as expert patients in relevant modules.
- Module teaching teams who are subject specialists with extensive experience working within the health care arena, all of whom have additional professional and academic qualifications.
- Placement opportunities within a range of different health and private settings.
- Visiting and honorary lecturers from health care related fields who bring contemporary and real-world examples of practice into the classroom.
- Links and knowledge from local, national and international research initiatives undertaken in the Institute of Health and the wider University research institutions.
Why choose this course?
What happens on the course?
The overall aims of the BSc (Hons) Podiatry course are to:
1. Facilitate the development of autonomous, accountable, reflective podiatric practitioners committed to continuing professional development and life-long learning.
2. Develop compassionate practitioners with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, able to deliver high quality person-centred care.
3. Enable students to develop as enquiring practitioners with excellent skills of clinical judgement, who are able to practice in a diversity of settings.
4. Provide students with high-quality practice learning opportunities, working within inter-professional teams in a variety of healthcare settings.
5. Enable students to critically analyse the complexity of professional, ethical and legal frameworks and their impact on decision-making.
6. Support students to develop a wide range of transferable skills including the ability to investigate and apply research evidence, leadership and management skills, and information technology skills.
7. Explore the wider political, cultural, economic and social context of health and social care provision and the implications for those working in the sector.
8. Facilitate the development of practitioners as change agents, able to respond to a changing and dynamic practice environment, safely and effectively treating and managing patients with a wide range of conditions.
Successful completion of the programme will enable you to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You will also be eligible to join the College of Podiatry.
Potential Career Paths
Everything you need to know about this course!
- We're proud to confirm our £300 travel fund helping eligible new UK full-time undergraduate entrants* with the costs of travel continues for students starting in 2020/21 and 2021/22! For further information please click here.
- At our Walsall Campus we have new, expanded clinical skills laboratories - providing a safe, non-threatening environment for teaching and practice. The skills and simulation facilities include several mock hospital ward rooms, mock bedsit and terraced house to practice in, as well as using the latest technology with access to an anatomage table. The facilities are Panopto-enabled, which allows sessions to be filmed and played back, giving a patient’s eye-view.
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Additional Course Costs
Enhanced DBS required at a minimum cost of £40. The cost of the DBS is determined by the Government and further information can be found here - GOV.UK / Disclosure and Barring Service.
Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies
The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed
- GCSE Maths, English and Science (science subject could be Biology; Physics; Chemistry; Psychology; Health and Social care) at Grade C+/ 4 or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications include Key Skills Level 2; Learn Direct Level 2; and Functional Skills Level 2.
Please note we do NOT accept GCSE Short Courses or GCSE Equivalence Tests from other institutions or organisations.
- 112 UCAS points
- A Levels - grades BBC from three A Levels, one subject to be a Science (including Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or Science subject) not including General Studies, Critical Thinking or Extended Project.
- T Levels - Equivalent to 112 UCAS points or higher in Health or Healthcare Science
- BTEC National Diploma at a D*D* in a Science, Health or Care subject (not including Public Uniformed Services)
- BTEC QCF Extended Diploma at grade DMM in a Science, Health or Care subject (not including Public Uniformed Services)
- Access to Higher Education Diploma Full award (60 credits) in Health Studies, Health Science, Nursing or other Science based course of which at least 27 Level 3 credits at Distinction. You are also required to have achieved a minimum of 12 credits at Level 2 or 3 in English plus 12 credits at Level 2 or 3 in Mathematics plus 12 credits at Level 2 or 3 in a Science based subject within the Access or evidence of GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade C+/4 or equivalent.
Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points
If English is not your first language, evidence of proficiency must be dated within the last two years, evidencing achievement of IELTS with an overall band score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each element.
If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
In addition, You will need to demonstrate that, on entry to the programme, you have capability for digital and technological literacy to meet course outcomes. Evidence of your digital literacy and technological literacy capability is linked to the online application process.
Those meeting the above entry criteria and successfully shortlisted on their personal statement will be invited to a selection day. The selection day will consist of a number of tasks to identify teamwork, communication and adaptiveness.
The University will make reasonable adjustments for any candidate who has a disability recognised under the Equality Act, 2010 but we ask that you contact the University in advance to enable us to make adjustments.
You must bring with you photographic evidence of your identity e.g. passport or new style driving licence. If these are not available, alternative documents, such as a current College or Work ID are acceptable. You can bring other forms of ID to the interview but you will require a full set of ID for the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks. Please check the DBS website to ensure you have the correct identification.
Read further information regarding interview preparation
Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Checks
Due to the professional nature of this course and the potential that this will include work with vulnerable adults and children you are also required to complete an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check to provide evidence of good character. Students will not be able to commence placement until satisfactory occupational health and DBS checks have been completed, which must be completed prior to commencement of the programme. You will be expected to meet the costs associated with the DBS clearance process.
Health Screening (Declaration of Health)
All students accepted on to the course are required to pass an advanced occupational health screening. This will include the requirement to undergo any necessary blood tests and immunisations as part of a conditional offer. The cost of the health screening is covered by the University, except for any evidence from health or general practice services which is required (i.e. a letter from your GP).
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 £40.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need to complete an occupational health assessment questionnaire prior to starting the course.
References & Personal Statement
Satisfactory references are a condition of the programme. This will normally be from your educational institution, work or voluntary experience. The University reserves the right to request an additional reference.
Applicants will also be required to provide a satisfactory personal statement.
The University offers help and advice for personal statements and it can be found on our web site.
Voluntary or work experience
You must demonstrate that you have had some personal, voluntary or work experience in a customer care/health related field or situation. We would regard this as anything that involved attending or working with people or patients in need of caring services. It does not have to be full time but should demonstrate that you have had some exposure to this type of experience where you are able to demonstrate and/or develop your caring and compassionate aptitude towards those in need of care.
Please note we will not accept applicants onto our professional courses who have been unsuccessful on professional courses at other institutions of higher education
Please note than an offer of a place at the University does not guarantee eligibility for student funding. To confirm that you meet the residency criteria go to www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies or telephone SFE on 0300 100 0607.
"Health and Care Professions Council, the (HCPC)"
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.
"College of Podiatry, the"
"Graduates of accredited programmes in Podiatry or Podiatric Medicine are deemed to be fit for the profession of podiatry. They may join the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and, upon acceptance, will have the right to use the post-nominal letters: MChS."
Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):
By studying an undergraduate or postgraduate pre-registration programme you are eligible for a Tuition Fee loan. of up to £9,250. The loan will support your studies and enable you to start a rewarding career in healthcare.
Changes for EU students:The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as Overseas (International) students for fee purposes. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:
EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.
All new and continuing nursing, midwifery and most allied health professionals’ students on pre-registration courses will also receive a grant of at least £5,000 per year that is not means-tested and will not have to be repaid.
An additional payment of up to £3,000 per academic year will be available to eligible students. Eligibility will include the following:
• £1,000 towards childcare costs • £1,000 if studying in a region that is struggling to recruit • £1,000 if studying a shortage specialism
Among others, the shortage specialisms have been confirmed to include:
• Mental health nursing
• Learning disability nursingRead the full press release on the Government website to find out more or access“The recent grants for health courses explained"
Is available via NHS Business Services Authority
The Learning Support Fund offers students additional support while studying for their degree. This includes:
• Dependants allowance of £1,000 per student per year
• Additional travel and accommodation costs to clinical placements over their normal daily travel costs
• An exceptional hardship fund of up to £3,000 per student per academic year
You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.
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