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Podiatry BSc Apprenticeship

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Job summary

Imagine if you could study for a podiatry degree, with all tuition fees covered, while earning a salary at the same time...You can, with Sirona care and health.

We have an exciting opportunity for 2 podiatry apprentices to join our innovative and supportive podiatry team. The Podiatry BSc Apprenticeship is a 3-year training course that is being offered is in collaboration with Plymouth University. The programme is a fully funded route towards qualification as a HCPC registered Podiatrist.

Podiatrists are registered allied healthcare professionals specialising in the lower limb, providing high quality clinical care to people of all ages. A podiatrists job is to work to protect peoples feet, providing preventative advice, care, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a range of problems affecting the lower limb.

Podiatry is a rewarding and varied healthcare profession. It is suited to individuals that can communicate well, enjoy problem solving and wish to develop practical and intellectual skills to improve patient outcomes.

It is a three-year work-based programme allocating specific times to work under direct supervision from expert clinical podiatrists and allocated off-the-job learning. The University of Plymouth will provide on-line expertise to support the apprentice in gaining evidence-based knowledge and appropriate academic skills to gain both theoretical understanding and clinical aptitude.

The apprenticeship commences in September 2023.

Main duties of the job

During your apprenticeship you will be working as a podiatry support worker and will gain competencies to provide basic footcare to high-risk patients, including simple wound care following set out treatment plans, clinical and domiciliary. You will also work alongside a podiatrist to assist in nail surgery sessions.

20% of your work contract will be accessing online learning materials per week provided by Plymouth University and 20% of your work contract in supervised clinical practice per week over the 3 year period.

The academic part of the training provided by the University of Plymouth will include modules as detailed below:

  • Introduction to podiatric practice
  • An introduction to podiatric clinical practice
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Lower limb studies 1
  • Person centred care
  • Professional and inter-professional working
  • Research methods
  • Special patient groups
  • Systemic disorders of the lower limb
  • Musculoskeletal conditions and applied biomechanics in the foot and lower limb
  • Gait, footwear and orthoses
  • Lower limb studies 2
  • Research project
  • Pharmacology
  • Minor surgery
  • Complex podiatric medicine
  • Leadership and clinical education.

On successful completion of the programme the applicant will be a qualified Podiatrist and able to apply for permanent Band 5 Podiatry positions.

About us

We are Sirona care & health, a Community Interest Company committed to providing local communities with a range of high-quality specialist health care services across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. For us, its about the personal approach; we take pride in what we do and deliver the high standard of care that we would expect for ourselves and our families.

At Sirona, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of colleagues, service users and communities. We therefore welcome applications from all those who feel they have the skills and attributes we are seeking.


We offer NHS Agenda for Change Salary, Terms and Conditions and an NHS pension scheme plus much more! Please see the benefits leaflet attached to this advert for more details.

Additional Information:

Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received prior to the advertised closing date.

Date posted

03 March 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 4


£23,949 to £26,282 a year AfC Band 4




3 years

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number


Job locations

Cadbury Heath Health Centre

Parkwall Road


BS30 8HS

Knowle Clinic

Broadfield Road




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