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Advanced foot health practitioner academy


At the advanced foot health practitioners academy (afhpa), the courses are designed and delivered by practising, successful podiatrists and biomechanics. Our foot health practitioners course is equivalent to a level 4 allowing students to work independently once qualified.


Our modern, North-East based education centre is the only Foot health facility attached to a busy Podiatry clinic allowing the student’s the opportunity to shadow a practising Podiatrist.  We also have access to a number of clients ensuring there is plenty of practical experience available to all of our attendees.


We work to the highest standards ensuring that no student leaves without feeling confident and capable.  We even provide information relating to setting up as self-employed and offer tips on generating business, keeping accounts and N.I and Tax implications


Our Foot health practitioner course is a one year course comprising of 12 modules concluding with a 2 week practical session in our modern clinic. All of our curriculum is based on the most up to date research.


We work in partnership with some of the UK’s most innovative Orthotics developers and Biomechanics meaning we are able to offer comprehensive Biomechanics training and one-off CPD and guest lecture events to further improve your knowledge of this area of health.


Our practical module involves 2 weeks on site training, culminating in an assessment of students delivering a treatment.  During this period, there are lectures relating to aspects of the modules covered, guest speakers and a client base for students to practice on under the supervision of Podiatrists and other qualified FHP’s.


Each one of our students is assigned a mentor who can be contacted for extra support and advice, during their studies.


All students who successfully complete our course will have access to full liability insurance at a preferential rate leaving you safe in the knowledge that you are protected at all times.

Plan for a better Future

Foot health practitioners are becoming widely recognised and respected for the role they play in maintaining the foot health of the community and for offering a safe and hygienic service to the general public.  Becoming an FHP allows you to work independently, choose your own hours and make a real difference to peoples lives.


Risk of job satisfaction


Earnings of up to 53% higher than the national average

Our Specialties

  • Foot Health
  • Biomechanics
  • High Quality training

Our Podiatrist led teaching puts us head and shoulders above other similar training providers and, although we are still one of the newest training providers in this field, we are already regarded as a high-quality teaching facility by a number of widely recognised organisations and medical professionals.  We are the only facility who regard biomechanics as highly as Foot health and provide students with a sound knowledge of the subject as standard.

Our centre is conveniently based on the Quayside of Blyth, Northumberland.  There is ample free parking and our building is fully accessible.

We are a 5-minute walk from the towns bus station with a regular service to and from Newcastle city centre.  Newcastle airport is a 30-minute drive away

Other courses we offer are;

  • Biomechanics Diploma
  • Postural assessments and Orthotics
  • Corns and verrucae management
  • First Aid certification



We work closely with Foothealth EU to bring high-quality CPD and guest lecture events suitable for a variety of health professions.  Course dates are available from their website.  Click here for more information.

The advanced foot health practitioner diploma course is available through Open study college. There are flexible finance options when the course is purchased via OSC and you will receive a student welcome pack containing a range of practical goodies.  Please click here to learn more.

Let us help you grow

To apply to attend one of our courses, please contact us and tell us which course you’re interested in.