The Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (IoCP)
t/a The College of Foot Health (CoFH)
- All fees must be paid by the Student to the IoCP on enrolment unless taking out the optional Payment Plan. Due to the nature of the services being provided hereunder all fees are non-refundable save insofar as the Student withdraws within a reasonable period prior to the commencement of the Course. Cheques should be made payable to “The IOCP”
- Cooling-off period. Under the Consumer Contracts Regulations, you have 14 calendar days after entering into this contract to cancel our agreement and receive a full refund of any monies already paid along with your application. The cooling-off period starts the day after you agree to proceed with the service.
- The Company shall provide the Course to the Student in accordance with its then current prospectus.
- The Student is required to declare upon enrolment, to the Company that to the best of their knowledge they do not suffer from any condition or illness which may be contracted by, or be any danger to, a third party. In the event of any uncertainty the Student will be required to attend at his/her own expense, at a doctor’s surgery and supply the Company with a letter from said doctor to that effect.
- On enrolment, the Student agrees not to describe himself/herself as a “chiropodist or podiatrist”. These titles being “protected” titles only to be used by persons duly registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
- The Student agrees not to describe himself/herself as a Foot Health Practitioner or similar title, until all examinations in respect of the theoretical and practical parts of the Course have been successfully completed and a certificate awarded.
- The Company operates a policy of continuous improvement of its courses and reserves the right to make changes to the content of its courses in accordance with such policy without prior notification to the Student insofar as such changes relate to an upgrade in the specifications of the Course or are otherwise required for funding, staffing or any other reasonable cause. The Company will notify the Student of any such changes. The Student will bear no extra costs for any changes in the specifications of the Course.
- The Student submits to the jurisdiction of the Company in all matters relating to the Course while on the Company’s premises and the Company agrees that the exercise of that jurisdiction shall be subject to standards of reasonableness and fairness.
- Students are allowed a maximum of twenty-four (24) months from the date of enrolment on the Course, to complete the theoretical part of the Course. The final decision as to whether or not the Student has completed the theoretical part of the Course for the purpose of continuing onto the practical part of the Course shall be a decision solely within the discretion of the Board of Education. Students may pursue the theoretical part of the Course outside the permitted period solely with the prior written consent of the Board of Education.
- All Students will be covered by insurance during their supervised practical training sessions, insofar as they are acting within specified guidelines. On completion of the Foot Health Course, students will be invited to join as Members of the College of Foot Health and will be entitled to apply in the group Public Liability Insurance scheme.
- During the Course, the Student must, at all times, behave in a safe and professional manner which would not pose a threat to the safety of patients, staff or other Students.
- Save as provided in this Clause, the Company accepts no liability for any injury or damage sustained by any person as a result of the performance of a foot health treatment by any Student before or after completion of the Course. The Company does not exclude its liability for death or personal injury caused by the Company’s own negligence.
- Either party may terminate this Agreement in relation to the provision of the Course forthwith in writing if either party materially breaches any of the terms of this Agreement.
- The Agreement between the Student and the Company is not assignable by either party. The Company shall be entitled to sub-contract any part of its obligations hereunder subject to an overriding obligation to maintain at all times the quality level of the Course.
- Copyright and all associated rights in all course materials and documents belong solely to the Company and no part of such materials and documents shall be reproduced or duplicated in any way by the Student or any third party without the prior written consent of the Company.
- The Student acknowledges that nothing herein creates any relationship or partnership, agency or employment between the Company and the Student. Further, the Student shall not use the Company’s name to represent themselves as a partner, agent, or employee of the Company at any time during the continuance of the Course, or after completion of the Course.
- Neither party shall be liable for, nor shall they be in breach of this Agreement, insofar as they are unable to satisfy any of their obligations set out in this Agreement due to circumstances beyond their reasonable control.
- These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the parties hereby submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
If you were to successfully complete a course and graduate you would qualify as a Foot Health Practitioner and not a ‘Chiropodist’ or ‘Podiatrist’. The titles ‘Chiropodist/Podiatrist’ and ‘Chiropody/Podiatry’ are protected by law and may only be used by those who have completed a BSc Degree in Podiatry or recognised training by the HCPC the Healthcare Professions governing body.