Course Overview

(Subject to approval)

FdSc Podiatry and Lower Limb Orthotics has been developed in collaboration with local healthcare providers in response to the report by Health Education England on the future workforce for Podiatry.

This Podiatry and Lower Limb Orthotics course will enable you to develop the skills and knowledge to provide a range of interventions for foot and lower limb complaints, including skin, soft tissue and nail treatments, the mechanical correction of gait and posture. You will develop diagnostic and clinical management skills which will enable you to effectively address lower limb and foot pathologies such as wound care in the high-risk foot. The programme is based on the premise that students will need to develop sound clinical judgment and informed interpretation from contemporary and robust evidence.

During the foundation degree students will learn how to assess and treat people requiring podiatric care. The strong practical elements of this course will be taught in conjunction with relevant theory and background information.  Students will gradually acquire a greater depth of learning and increased competency in deadline with people, meeting their needs and deciding on the most effective treatment to offer.

Course Details

Key Information

Course Code
Mode of Study
Foundation Degree, Higher Apprenticeship
Awarded by
South Devon College
2 years (full-time)
Location of Delivery
Academic Year
September 2025 - June 2027 (full-time)

The full time fees for the academic year 2024-25 are:

  • BA and BSc (Hons) – £9000.00 (per year)
  • Foundation Degree (FdA and FdSc) – £9250.oo (per year)

For tuition fees for part-time courses commencing in September 2024, please contact the team on [email protected].

(Please note, some fees may differ depending on programme)

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