Foot Care Assessment for the Health Care Assistant 

(FCA for the HCA)

This intensive 2 day course is designed to provide Health Care Assistants with the skills necessary to recognize and care for foot related problems.  The curriculum is designed for Health Care Assistants who care for the elderly, people with disabilities, or those who are unable to care for themselves.


The demand for safe foot care is high.  As front line care providers, students will assist their clients in recognizing that foot problems are not simply a part of aging.


The in-class instruction and daily clinical portion gives students the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to do basic assessment of the feet, learn basic filing and massage techniques, and communicate unusual findings with members of the health care team.


Whole Health Care Inc. is an approved education provider through the Department of Veteran's Affairs' (DVA) Blue Cross program for basic, advanced and diabetic foot care providers.


✢✢✢ Disclaimer: Completion of the Foot Care Assessment for the Health Care Assistant program does not allow an HCA to work in the capacity of a Foot Care Nurse.  A Foot Care Nurse must be a RN, LPN, NP, or RPN with a certificate of completion in a Foot Care Nurse course.✢✢✢

This program is offered to facilities and First Nations at a group rate.

Please call 250.819.1632 for more information.


  1. Describe Basic Anatomy of the foot in relation to general assessment and aging

  2. Identify various nail and skin disorders

  3. Identify various structural deformities and their relation to mobility and balance

  4. Identify the High Risk factors in assessment of the feet

  5. Apply the theory and practice necessary to perform basic filing and massage techniques

  6. Identify important factors in communicating with the health care team


This course is designed for the Health Care Assistant. Please provide proof of training with your registration by email to 


This is a 12 hour program. 

Class takes place from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm each day.


This course is classroom based with instructor-led theory and daily clinical experience.  The daily clinical portion involves practical application of skills with supervised assessment, performed on fellow students and clients.  There are opportunities for client assessment.  All materials are provided for the clinical portion.



No text is required for this course. All handouts and materials will be provided throughout the course.



Nursing uniforms are to be worn daily.  

All materials are supplied.

Lunches are the responsibility of the student.



Open Book Final Exam with 75% pass mark required.


Upon successful completion of the course, participants receive a Certificate of Completion in Foot Care Assessment for the Health Care Assistant.


$997.00 + GST



Personal Cheques, Email Transfers

MasterCard, Visa and American Express accepted. 

Please contact the office directly at 250.819.1632


Personalized Payment Plans available.


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