You will have to achieve 1000 hours of practice learning which will be spread across the three years. Much of this will take place in NHS Placements across the South West. Due to the nature of community working, a driving licence will facilitate and enhance your experience as well as proving useful once qualified. Fees for accommodation and/or travel will require some initial outlay, however you can apply for this to be reimbursed if you receive a bursary. The varied experiences and practices that placements deliver for students are viewed as enjoyable and invaluable to personal development and future employment prospects, as shown in the feedback from students, Clinical Educators and Regional Managers. We work hard to ensure the excellence of our podiatry placement provision is maintained, and will work with you to ensure you maximise the experience too.
Additional expenses: as a student on the podiatry programme you are provided with your uniform and the recommended texts are available through the library services either in hard copy or in electronic form. Costs incurred on placement may be reimbursed by the NHS Bursary Unit where a bursary has been successfully applied for; accommodation or travel arrangements are made by you so these expenses can be made to fit with the your circumstances. Lecture notes are provided electronically so you will need to print them out to bring to lectures unless you access them to make notes online. The only additional expense specific to the programme is the purchase of some padding scissors as recommended by the team.