Professionally approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), our BSc (Hons) Podiatry degree programme offers integrated theoretical and clinical studies, which is dependant on the completion of 1,000 clinical hours across levels 4, 5 and 6 of the programme.
This requirement enables the new graduate to demonstrate that they have met the Standards of Proficiency necessary for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) – the UK regulator for the Health Professions.
Due to this programme being NHS funded and therefore limited places being available which may fluctuate each year, unfortunately, deferred applications cannot be considered.
Learning & Teaching
The programme is offered in such a way that clinical practice is developed alongside the academic delivery. This ensures that theory is always integrated with practice.
The Centre offers a wide range of learning opportunities that enable students to experience most of the therapeutic modalities available in podiatric practice. The Llandaff Campus has a large clinical facility with a gait laboratory, orthosis manufacturing laboratories and a recently established anatomy and physiology laboratory where technology is used to enhance the delivery of these subjects. There is also a simulation suite where a variety of pre-clinical diagnostic and treatment skills can be developed. At the commencement of studies there is a mandatory requirement for all new students to undertake and complete an occupational health and vaccination-screening programme.
Employability & Careers
Graduates are able to gain work in the public (NHS) and private sector (practice, industry, commerce). Currently newly qualified podiatrists have ample opportunities to gain employment with little or no delay following graduation.
Entry Requirements & How to Apply
Applicants must have five GCSEs including English Language, Mathematics* and Science at grade C or above / grade 4 or above (for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England), a recent Enhanced DBS Disclosure check, Hepatitis B and tetanus vaccinations , plus 112 points from at least 2 A levels (or equivalent). Typical offers may include:
112 points from at least 2 A levels to include grades CC, one to be in a Biological Science subject; Welsh Baccalaureate – Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate considered as a third subject
RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma / Cambridge Technical Extended DMM within a Biological Science subject.
112 points from at least 2 Scottish Advanced Highers to include grades DD, one to be in a Biological Science subject
112 points from the Irish Leaving Certificate at Highers to include 3 x H2 grades, one to be in a Biological Science subject. Higher level subjects only considered with a minimum grade H4
112 points from the Access to Higher Education Diploma within a Science subject covering sufficient Biology cont ent
Or Cardiff Metropolitan's ‘Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences’ with a pass mark of 65% or above is obtained by the 31st August in the year of entry, and receipt of a new application through UCAS.
Applicants whose first language is not English and who have not obtained a C grade GCSE in English Language should pass IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.
*For Welsh applicants sitting the reformed Mathematics GCSE, we will accept either GCSE Mathematics or Mathematics – Numeracy.