Foot health practitioner course

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Hi, I'm currently studying the foot health course and have just submitted Assignment 1. Module 1 was a BIG module - so interesting and very challenging.  I'm most definitely moving on to the next module with more confidence and enthusiasm from what I've learnt in module 1. If there is anyone in the early stages of the course, please say Hi ( or message me in e-pearl). Would love to keep in touch with fellow students who might be tackling the practical at the same time as me!
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hi Nicola  ive just signed up for the course you re doing...im doing the advanced fast track.  I ll start my first module tomorrow as its late here now......just wanted to say hi. .....my name is wendi by the way.... where are you doing your practical???
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Allyson Pilkington

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Thats great it might be easier to exchange mobile numbers shall I give you my email address?
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lisa smith

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My email address islisasm858@gmail.com, email your number to me and I can text you when I’m there x
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Allyson Pilkington

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Thanks will do x
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Allyson Pilkington

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Hi, tried to send it through but it keeps bouncing back for some reason. x
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lisa smith

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Sorry allyson it’s lisasm858@gmail.com see if that works x
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Lisa Willis

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Hi ladies. My name is Lisa and I've just started lesson 1. I 'm wondering how my brain is going to retain all this information!
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Sandy Flynn

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Keep going . I thought I would never remember everything, but my little brain seems to have sorted a system out for itself and amazingly I am in control :-)
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Allyson Pilkington

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I will thanks :-)
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Jas

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Hello,
I am about to start the course, if I can get onto the elearing website that is.  
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JANE

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Hi everyone,
I am doing the fast track course and expect to be going to Bude in June for my practical. I am finding it harder than I expected to learn all that is needed; how are you all getting on?
Jane
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Hi Jane like you I'm finding it harder to retain all the info..... I'm on module 4 just about to sit the test and need all done by july 9th when i'll be in Bude. How far are you now on the modules?

Nancy
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Hi everyone ☺️ I started the advanced fast track FHP course at the beginning of this month and just started module 4. I agree the modules are big - so much to take in!! Really enjoying it though... would be nice to talk with you all to see how you are getting on and when your taking your practical (scary stuff!) Sophie
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Hi ladies, I'm doing the Fast Track (bad move?). I was a medical secretary years ago so some of the terminology is familiar but how the hell as you supposed to pronounce some of them? Let's hope we don't have to! I'm just reading at the moment but not really sinking in. You Tube and posters sound like a good idea, I'll look into that! I have help from a good friend whose been in the business for 10 years, so that's helpful but she too had studied Anatomy and Reflexology before so was on step ahead. It's all new to me. Feels like it'll be a year before I feel ready to do the Practicsk, yikes!!
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Hi,
I too am doing the course in the early stages. Doing Anatomy at present . Excited about changing direction . Hoping to do the practical in June anyone else doing the course then ?
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As much as I'm trying to remember everything, I'm not sure if it's possible?! I'm hoping a lot of the information is there to refer back to as and when, but could be wishful thinking?! Hi Elaine, the lady at the college provisionally booked me in for practical end of March, but I think I will be pushing it back! ! At the moment I'm studying for a few hours every other evening to prevent frazzling of the brain lol. Sophie
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Sophie do not beat yourself up about knowing everything as it will all come together so keep working through the modules . As long as you have some knowledge.
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Hi Elaine, glad to hear from another newbie. I submitted Module 1 assignment two weeks and just started module 2.
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Its lovely to meet others doing the course - thanks for saying hi.

I don't think the Fast track is a bad move. It must be designed to enable you to absorb the info quickly. I've not done any studying for 20 years so its taking a while to get my brain focussed so the longer route is better for me. Saying that though, initially I hoped to speed through the modules and be doing the practical by summer but I'm thinking that might be a little optimistic now. 

Sophie, did you have to produce a 5 minute video in module 2? I've seen one of my assignments for module 2 is demonstrating where the pulses are on the body (or maybe just the one on the feet). A video seems daunting lol
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Hey Nicola, I did pulses of the foot in unit 3. With the fast track you have the literature and once you've finished studying you take a multiple answer test and move on to the next one. No videos, however I did watch several on YouTube which were useful :)
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Hi ladies. Ive submitted the 1st module, now working on the 2nd one. it's a lot more intense than I was expecting ( prob doesn't help ive not studied in 30 years). never gonna retain all these big words, noidea what they mean !
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Hi Paul. I'm waiting for all the info to arrive as only just enrolled. Are you doing the fast track? I opted for the normal course (advanced) as thought it would be less intense but not sure if there is much of a difference. What do you think?
Maria
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Hi Maria. I'm doing the regular course. ive done 1 module and on the 2nd. TBH ive found it quite hard, but i have NO medical training at all. never seen words that are so long. I printed up the question paper and worked through the module and got the answers, other wise wouldn't be able to do it ! now I regret wagging school when I was younger !!
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Maria Thompson

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Thanks Paul. Nice to meet you. I'm sure you'll be fine, you'll get into the swing of it soon. I'm a bit nervous waiting to get all the stuff through but looking forward to it too. Its great to know others like yourself are just starting it too. Hopefully we can all encourage each other through it! 
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Maria Thompson

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Anyone else doing the 'non' fast track option? How do you find it? I've just enrolled. Thanks :)
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Elaine Woods

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I'm doing the Diploma to allow me to start my own business
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paul burnett

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ladies congratulations on making the move to complete this course, lets all encourage each other ! should've paid more attention in biology !! but I will say, its very interesting. I'm hoping to set out on my own as well Elaine. Cornwall has many elderly people so plenty of feet to look after !!
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Elaine Woods

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I'm in DUNDEE Scotland .
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Gill Smith

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Hi Elaine, I'm in north east Fife. Good to know there is some one not too far away from me on the course. How are you getting on?
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Maria Thompson

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Hi Elaine, nice to meet you.
Yes, that's what i'd like to do. Are you doing the advanced course?
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Elaine Woods

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Diploma 3 I think I'll need to check lol
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Maria Thompson

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I'm in the Midlands.
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Nicola B

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Nice to hear from you Paul and Maria. I'm doing the Diploma version - RQF Level 3? There were so many course options available but I'm happy. It really is challenging! I'm currently trying to decipher arteries of the lower limb! I've had a look at the assignment for this module and there are a lot of words required and a video! eeek!

ps...I can't quite work out the 'connections' section of PEARL as I can't find Sophie, Lisa or Elaine on there. Its a shame this isn't integrated in some way.
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Nicola B

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I'm in Kent.
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Elaine Woods

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Nicola I have requested a connection on Pearl just now . I'll go and look for you to Maria 
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Elaine Woods

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I have found Nicola but cannot find Maria 
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I'm also doing that course Nicola  Lifetime Awarding Level 3 Diploma For the Foot Health Care Practitioner (QCF) course .
I'm doing Unit 1 Musculoskeltal 
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Maria Thompson

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Hi Nicola, nice to meet you. It's great to be able to chat to you all.. really encouraging!
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whats Pearl??
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Elaine Woods

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PEARL is where we log into to do the work/assignments and all info on the course .
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Lisa Willis

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I think Pearl is the Funding part of the course. I chose the Fast Track as it was the cheapest option and there didn't seem to be difference in the end achievement but maybe I'm wrong?
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paul burnett

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i dont think i have access to this. I paid up front ?
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Elaine Woods

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You do paul that's where you learn from
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Nicola B

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I'm studying with an Advanced Learner Loan so maybe that's why I'm studying the material via Pearl?
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Tracy Toal O'Donnell

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Hi I am just completing unit one with Pearl but have not yet been funded. Did you have to wait?
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Maggie Kimber

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Hi Nichola I asked about the advanced learner loan but was told this course wasn't included in the lost of courses. I now have to pay. Did you get it for this course?
Many thanks Maggie
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Nicola B

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Hi Maggie, sorry i missed your message. Yes i got an advanced learner losn on foot practitioner course but not the fast track option. It's the qcf option or something similar.

How are you getting on?
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Hi Nicola I'm just about to do the test for unit 5. I can't remember all the terminology.I watch you tube to explain things and to see diagrams. Also im on fb groups so that helps. certainly not an easy course. How are you getting on. ?
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Hi Everyone. I'm Georgi and I've just enrolled on to the Fast Track course, my practical is in Birmingham. Super nervous but very excited! My mum completed the regular foot health care course and now, 3 years later her business is booming!! Love to chat to you all :)
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Sounds great exciting times