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Another newbie..

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by MattyP, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. MattyP

    MattyP Member


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    Hi folks,
    I'm looking to establish a career as a chiropodist, but have a few questions about getting started..
    Is it essential to have the A levels as requested, or is there any flexibility for mature students?

    What is the acceptance rate (roughly) of mature students?

    I hear it is possible for the NHS to cover course fees, is this the normal practice?

    Any information would be great.

    Thanks
     
  2. tickly foot

    tickly foot Member

    Hi Matt

    You could visit this site for information on NHS funding http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Students/3258.aspx
    To be eligible to apply for NHS financial support, you must be accepted for an NHS funded place on a full or part-time course which leads to professional registration such as podiatry.

    I would contact a school of choice and discuss with them your educational background, you may like myself have to take a science based access course. That was a good introduction to university and gave you time to plan ahead and get your head around the idea.

    I wish you the best of luck, and its a popular course for mature students so don't be put off there are lots of incentives.
     
  3. twirly

    twirly Well-Known Member

  4. MattyP

    MattyP Member

    Thanks guys, I've checked out those links and they answer me perfectly, looks like il be taking a foundation degree first but its a great step in the right direction,

    Thanks again, more than helpful :)
     
  5. MattyP

    MattyP Member

    Hi guys,

    Just thought I would let you know that thanks to your advice I am very close to completing my foundation course at Huddersfield and am all set to begin the 3 year degree in September. This year has been a great help and should set me in good stead for the degree to come.

    Thanks again

    Matty
     
  6. Claire72

    Claire72 Active Member

    Hi Matty

    I did Podiatry at Huddersfield following a Foundation 'degree' there. Your foundation year will really stand you in good stead for the degree. Dr. J Killey was the course leader who took my group, she was excellent. If you have any queries please feel free to contact me......Ah, it brings back memories, in fact I think I loved my time at Hudds, well, mostly....!

    Claire
     
  7. MattyP

    MattyP Member

    Dr Killey has been lecturing the Anatomy and Physiology module of this year. She is very good, makes it easy to understand. She will be continuing that section next year with the Pod and Physio students. Glad you enjoyed it, it has been a good 1st year for me too. :)
     
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