Let’s Talk Money


There are two key elements to consider:

How much will it cost me to get my qualifications?

How much can I earn once I am qualified?


So let’s look at each one of these in more detail.

How much will it cost me to get my qualifications?

Within this area there are four key things to consider:


Tuition fees

The current system for funding podiatry is under review and we will update this section as information becomes available.

The NHS bursary reform is applicable from 1 August 2017.  This means that new students in England on AHP pre-registration courses, including podiatry, will only be allowed access to tuition fee loans and support for living costs, rather than getting an NHS grant.

Further information is available by following the links below:

Student funding

All change

The system explained

Cost of specialist equipment,
materials and clothing

The cost when studying podiatry
= £0.00


Living costs

Annual average cost of living for students living away from home
= £12,056*
*National Union of Students figure

Working to pay your way

Many students look to minimise their student debt and pay their way through university by working part-time.

How much can I earn once I am qualified?

Putting a number to it is not that easy but here are a few examples.


Working in the NHS

  • Podiatrist (band 5) £22,128 to £28,746
  • Specialist podiatrist (band 6) £26,565 to £35,577
  • Team leader, Advanced podiatrist (band 7) £31,696 to £41,787
  • Specialist Registrar in Podiatric Surgery (band 8 a – d) £40,428 to £83,258
  • Consultant Podiatric Surgeon (band 9) £79,415 to £100,431

Working in Private Practice

  • Initial assessment up to £40
  • Basic treatment up to £32
  • Home visit up to £60
  • Biomechanical assessment up to £150
  • Custom orthotics up to £275
  • Nail surgery up to £220 per nail

All of the above figures were collated in April 2017.