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Train to become a Foot Health Professional

Committed to developing you

Training4Feet is part of the The SMAE Institute which has been training individuals in Foot Care excellence for 100 years, with our qualified practitioners successfully setting up their own practice/clinic in the private foot care field. We are the only establishment to run a University Credit Rated Foot Health Course in the UK, which is Credit Rated by Queen Margaret University.

Why choose the SMAE Institute?

The SMAE Institute is the original Foot Health Institute (established in 1919) and is creating new careers every day by training Foot Health Professionals.

We run the only University Credit Rated Foot Health Course in the UK, which is Credit Rated by Queen Margaret University. We offer unbeatable support to our students when studying with us, who have access to our dedicated Tutor Chat 7 days a week (including bank holidays) to discuss any queries they have with their studies.

Proud past, exciting future

Over the last 100 years, The SMAE Institute has continued to expand and evolve, benefitting both our students and members, and we don’t intend to stop!

Most recently, our second brand new, state-of-the-art Clinic and Lecture Theatre was finished, and we announced our exciting collaboration with Queen Margaret University which has seen the implementation of the Diploma in Higher Education (Podiatry Assistant) course. Our Students qualifying as FHP's are eligable to study this new course, should they wish.

Theory Course

The Theory element of the Foot Health course consists of 12 Modules each with an assessment and Portfolio.

You can work at your own pace, but we do not recommend completion of more than 1 Module per fortnight. The Module assessments completed online give you immediate feedback.

Clinical Course

Upon successful completion of the Theory element you are then welcomed to The SMAE Institute for 2 weeks Clinical Training.

You will gain hands-on experience, reinforcing your theory and giving you the core skills with which to work in the world of Foot Health and meet people from all walks of life.

Save money online & instore with an NUS Extra Card!

Working in Partnership with NUS (National Union of Students) means all of our students are eligible for an NUS extra card, saving you money in some of the UK’s biggest high street shops.

"Great course and really pleased I chose the SMAE Institute! Really pleased with the quality of the books we were sent to study from, and the speed at which everything arrived!"

– J PHILIPS

"Even though it is distance learning I feel that you are not far away for help or even a chat. I like the fact that you have photos on the site as it feels like you are talking to real people, which is reassuring!"

– J. Cole

"The Clinical practice has been an amazing experience and the Tutors were fabulous. So, so helpful and everyone wants to see you succeed so it is extremely motivating and uplifting. You will all enjoy!"

– L. Woodward

"I am completely happy with the content and structure of the course and find it fits in well with work as I do shift work so can't always study at a regular time. I feel the support is there when you need it and the feedback you get is excellent."

– Mrs Bee

"I had to make some phone calls and they could not have been nicer or more helpful. The person who answered my queries was very professional and knowledgeable without having to be passed to a different department or person."

– J. Kenna

"When contacting the Institute, I always received excellent support."

– T. Wright

"Online tutor chat is very, very helpful and great due to quick response times."

– L. Hockey

"Really enjoyed the clinical training, everything was very absorbing and interesting. I like the way we were taught because it was organised, comprehensive and easy to follow."

– I. Rowlands

"I attended an open day and enrolled on the same day... I was very impressed with the organisation, all staff were extremely helpful."

– C. Victor

Call our friendly team to book your open day visit 01628 621100