Certificate of Competence to Practise in Therapeutic Footwear 

Course Overview

Please note this course is not currently running.

Course Content

This programme may be taken either concurrently or following completion of the Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Footwear. The Certificate will offer you the opportunity of becoming clinically competent in the prescription, fitting and evaluation of therapeutic footwear.

This course focuses on the clinical element of Therapeutic Footwear and gives practical skills in prescribing and fitting all types of surgical footwear. You will be required to have access to patients who need specialist footwear for the effective management of their foot condition. UWIC cannot provide patients for students undertaking this module.

Tutors at UWIC will be in regular contact with you as you undertake the clinical component. They will visit you at least twice during the programme, use telephone and e-mail to provide ongoing support and address any day-to-day difficulties that you may encounter. You will also be encouraged to establish a self support network and will benefit from mentoring by a qualified practitioner.

Career Potential

Students enrolling on this programme will already be working in healthcare however, the enhanced knowledge base, and reflective, critical approach to practice that results will enhance career development potential. The course provides an opportunity for members of certain health disciplines, including occupational therapists, orthotists, physiotherapists, podiatrists and prosthetists registered with the Health Professions Council to undertake further Master’s level study in the prescription, fitting and evaluation of all types of therapeutic, surgical and orthopaedic footwear.

Entry Requirements

You must be registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC) and will either need to be currently undertaking the Post Graduate Certificate or already have successfully completed it

Key Facts

Accredited by:
British Association of Orthotists and Prosthetists (BAPO)
Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists

Campus: Llandaff

School: Cardiff School of Health Sciences

Course Length:
One year (June-June). This course runs simultaneously with the theory component of the Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Footwear. Study is primarily carried out at your place of work with three one week contact blocks where attendance at the Llandaff campus is necessary. You will be supported throughout by sophisticated e-learning strategies.

Assessment of the clinical component is by clinical log which will require the completion of a specified number of reflective, analytical case studies involving patients who require treatment with the use of therapeutic footwear in three categories: stock surgical footwear, modular footwear and orthopaedic footwear.

Selection Procedure:
Application form and usually an interview.

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the UWIC Enquiry Team on 029 2041 6010 or email courses@uwic.ac.uk

For course specific enquiries, please contact Jackie Michell,
UWIC-Soletek, Llandaff Campus Western Avenue Cardiff CF5 2YB
Tel: 029 2041 6841
E-mail: JMichell@uwic.ac.uk

See Also:
Cardiff School of Health Sciences Website