Guide to... Shoe
Fitting Courses and Staff
For more information contact: The Secretary
Tel. +44 (0)1953-851171
Email: Click Here
The photograph's above are our most recent STUDENTS OF THE YEAR:
2006 - June Mackenzie M.S.S.F. of John Anthony Shoes of Lincoln
2007 - Charlotte Duffett M.S.S.F. of Gibbs of Ely, Cambridgeshire
2008 - Jan Treasure M.S.S.F. of Buskins, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire
2009 - Louise Davies M.S.S.F. of Hopscotch Shoes, Chapel Allerton
2010 - Nicole Robinson M.S.S.F. of Papillon Children's Shoes, Belgravia and Marylebone London
2011 - David O'Dwyer M.S.S.F. of Cushfeet, Limerick, S. Ireland
2012 - Jim Luck of Luck's of Louth, Louth, Lincolnshire.
You may only become a member of the Society if you qualify to do so.
You can either complete our 5 or 10 month course - or if you are already an experienced shoe fitter, take our Entrance Examination.
The Course: Teaches you all you need to know to offer a professional shoe fitting service and leads to our recognized qualification via general assessment. It is extremely useful for staff training and to obtain the necessary knowledge about feet, footwear, construction, gauges, etc.
The Entrance Examination:
is for already experienced shoe fitters, to prove they have the knowledge
to become an M.S.S.F.
Deluxe Course - We offer a Deluxe Course which includes: one full course place, reduced price further full courses, two fitting gauges and most importantly a personal in-store training day for you and your staff - ideal if you are a completely new business or have several people who need training.
We offer instore/onsite training days with personal certificates for
delegates. These denote the staff attending have received tuition from our
Senior Tutor, (they are not a qualification). Price upon application
dependent upon numbers.
How can I sign up?:
pdf_files/APPLICATION FORM.pdf Complete this application form (a PDF you can download, or request a hard copy from the secretary), and simply forward with your payment. A retrospective invoice will be issued crossed 'paid with thanks'.
See Syllabus attached: pdf_files/2012 SYLLABUS.pdf
10 month course starts: October 1st
5 month courses begin: March 1st and September 1st (annually)
N.B. If you are unable to start on these dates we do our best to accommodate you.
Please note TRAINING AND MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE TAX DEDUCTABLE, so you need to inform your Accountant. As we are not for profit, we aim to keep our course fees as low as possible.
£550 (no VAT as we are a 'not-for-profit' organization). All tuition, workshops, course materials and lunches at workshops are included.
£50 GOODWILL DISCOUNT: For multiple bookings, existing members shops and members of IFRA.
Overseas students - price upon application.
Workshops are only available to students and students are expected to attend the practical side of the course. Any Workshops that are missed due to ill health etc. can be attended the following year. These are relaxed informal days and a great chance to network. If we have spaces available we can accept non-students from our waiting list.
Workshop Dates/Times 2013:
Workshop 1 – March 20th 2013
Workshop 2 – June 12th 2013
Workshop 1 - October 16th 2013
Workshop 2 – November 13th 2013
Workshop 1 is held at the Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists in London images/MAP SOC CHIROPODISTS _4_.pdf .
Workshop 2 is a Factory Visit to D.B. Footwear in Rushden, Northamptonshire. images/5 MAP TO DB.pdf
Directions to venues are in the course folder, or provided in advance.
Cost of Workshops:
Student guest rate: £50 (limited to one per student)
Non-student delegate rate (if available): £150.00.
WE ARE TAKING BOOKINGS FOR March 1st 2013 NOW!
DON'T BE DISAPPOINTED - RESERVE YOUR PLACE ON THE NEXT COURSE A.S.A.P.