Podiatry Apprentice Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust

The Podiatry Apprenticeship Programme combines and integrates academic and work-based learning through close collaboration between employers and education providers. You can expect to spend the majority of your time learning on the job, with the remainder off the job.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    NHS Agender for change pay Band 3, rising to Band four in Year 4 of apprenticeship.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (Times to be confirmed).

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Detailed job description and main responsibilities:

  • To be part of a highly motivated specialist podiatry team, working flexibly under the delegation / supervision of designated podiatrist in a variety of settings and geographical locations, and providing a high standard of Podiatric clinical care
  • To provide appropriate assessment, treatment, evaluation of outcomes and education to patients, relatives and carers within agreed competencies and training
  • To participate in minor surgery and other specialist sessions within the scope of instructions laid down by the overseeing podiatrist
  • To comply with organisational and service policies, procedures and guidelines
  • To maintain accurate records of all patient consultations and related work using organisational information systems as directed
  • To contribute to organisational and service audit, surveys and trials within the organisation as appropriate
  • To be flexible and provide cover for other members of the team at short notice, during periods of absence or in response to clinical demands
  • To be responsible for the care and maintenance of instruments and equipment as delegated
  • To take part in student placement schemes offering demonstrational opportunities for both podiatry students and students from other disciplines as appropriate
  • To establish and maintain positive interpersonal relationships with other healthcare staff as appropriate
  • To ensure effective communication of sensitive and confidential information to referrers, other healthcare staff, patients, relatives and carer’s using interpersonal, negotiating skills and empathy as required


  • To attend university and clinical placements as set out in the degree programme
  • To participate in tripartite reviews with the university and Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
  • To ensure timely achievement of assignments and assessments in accordance with the academic programme requirements
  • To complete and pass academic modules and clinical placements to the required standard, including the end point assessment
  • To gain experience during the period of the apprenticeship in a wide range of clinical areas including diabetes, rheumatology, biomechanics, tissue viability, nail surgery and wound management. To gain knowledge and skills to assess, diagnose, develop and implement individualised treatment programmes in these areas as appropriate
  • To contribute to self-development through reflective learning

The training you will be getting

This is a developmental role over 4 years in compliance with the Podiatry (Integrated Degree) Apprenticeship standard (Ref ST0493). The post holder will work towards successful completion of a BSc (Hons) degree in Podiatry and recognition by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). The post holder will be an employee of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust.

This post can be locate in Norwich (Norwich Community Hospital) or Kings Lynn (St James Clinic). 

This apprenticeship will be hosted by Universaty of East London (UEL). You will attend UEL one day a week for teaching. 

Placements will be block (5 days) over a number of weeks:

  • Level 4 - one 4 week placement
  • Level 5 - two 5 week placements
  • Level 6 - two 6 week placements

The post-holder will work in a variety of clinical / healthcare settings, enabling them to develop and maintain relevant knowledge, skills and competencies in order to fulfil the requirements of the BSc (Hons) Podiatry programme.

The academic part of the training will be provided by the University of London (UEL) where the following modules will be undertaken:

  • Professional practice and mental health
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Podiatric practice, pathology, pharmacology
  • Musculoskeletal (MSK) assessment and management
  • Clinical reasoning and research methods

Key areas of practice-based learning for Podiatry students include:

  • Problems related to endocrine and rheumatological function
  • Problems related to MSK function and sporting activities
  • Problems related to neurological function
  • Problems related to dermatological function
  • Problems that require nail surgery

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

To successfully complete the BSc (Hons) degree in podiatry and registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
A Level or equivalent 120 UCAS Points (Grade with 60 credits overall and 45) Essential
A Level or equivalent Biology (Grade distinctions) Essential
A Level or equivalent Chemistry (Grade distinctions) Essential

About the employer

NCH&C provides community-based NHS health and care via more than 70 different service locations across Norfolk. NCH&C delivers community services for children and families, therapies, community nursing, end of life care and specialist nursing, among others. We believe that people are better looked after locally and this belief drives us to work hard to bring our expert care to patients in our seven community hospitals, within GP surgeries and in patients’ own homes.


Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust


Norwich Community Hospital

Bowthorpe Road




Chris Gilman


07785 700809

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard


Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 May 2024