In order to become a Health Professions Council registered practitioner, you have to undertake and pass an honours degree in podiatry.
This degree is offered at only 13 Schools of Podiatry
within the UK. So each year the number of places is very limited.
The structure of the degree programme awarding a BSc(Hons) in Podiatry is modular. This means you are required to study each area of the course in small sections (modules) which are all assessed separately. Each year of the programme comprises of both theoretical and clinical modules. Clinical work begins in year one of most courses.
Though the content of the course is more or less the same in all of the 13 schools of podiatry, the actual delivery of the material can vary considerably.
Some sessions will be classroom based others may be clinic or laboratory based. Some sessions will be lecturer led others may be student led. Some will be theoretical teaching sessions, others will be practical.
You may well be spending some time away from college on work or observational placements.