“A podiatrist is a healthcare professional specialising in the lower limb (feet, ankles and legs), providing high-quality clinical care to people of all ages”

The job of the podiatrist is to work to protect people’s feet, providing preventative advice, care, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a range of problems affecting the lower limbs. As a podiatrist, you’ll work to reduce the impact of disability and dysfunction and have a role in rehabilitation. You’ll play a pivotal part in reducing the risk of amputation, infection, pain, deformity and hospital admissions. You’ll train in a range of podiatry interventions, including wound care, routine skin and nail care, nail surgery, scalpel work, and care for long term conditions. You’ll provide musculoskeletal assessment and then instigate a treatment plan to improve or enhance movement or reduce pain. You’ll also prescribe functional insoles for the management of conditions. On completion on this apprenticeship, you’ll achieve a degree in podiatry.

Duration: 48 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements: Three A-levels or equivalent qualifications

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum

More information: www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/podiatrist-degree

Apply: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/vacancies