We developed the UK's first degree in podiatry and are proud of our track record in teaching and research. Podiatrists are specialist health professionals who care for patients with foot and lower limb complaints, helping them to maintain their health and wellbeing through podiatric treatment, minor surgery, orthotics, exercise and education.
Designed to consider the current health agenda, this podiatry degree apprenticeship covers the core areas necessary for professional practice: clinical sciences, health psychology, medicine, pharmacology, surgery, orthopaedics and research methods.
Good foot health and improved mobility can enable independence and improve quality of life for everyone. Podiatry management for people with foot and lower limb complaints can help support health and wellbeing across a range of health and social care arenas, including older people, those with long term conditions as well as in terms of broader public health.
Apprentices will demonstrate contemporary knowledge and understanding of the key scientific, biopsychosocial and clinical principles relevant to people with foot and lower limb pathology.
Upon successful completion of the programme apprentices are eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council, and confer annotation to the HCPC register for supply/sale and administration of a specified list of Prescription Only Medicines (POMs). Graduates will also be eligible for membership of the College of Podiatry.
Make sure that you’ve read the FAQs, and that you meet the eligibility criteria, before you submit an application.
*All courses taught by the School of Sport and Health Sciences will be based on our Brighton: Falmer campus from the academic year 2024–2025. If you join this course in September 2023 you will start your studies at the Eastbourne campus and move to our Brighton: Falmer campus from September 2024. If you start your course in September 2024 you will be based in Brighton throughout your studies.
University of Brighton award Podiatry BSc(Hons)
Apprenticeship standard Podiatrist
Start date September 2023
Application close date June 2023
Duration 3 years
- 2023 entry – Eastbourne year 1 then Brighton: Falmer from year 2*
- 2024 entry – Brighton: Falmer*
Accreditation The Royal College of Podiatry, Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)