Shoe Fitting Courses and Staff Training
For more information contact: The Secretary
Tel. +44 (0)1953-851171 www.shoefitters-uk.org
STUDENT OF THE YEAR
We are pleased to announce the 2017 winner of the Fisher-George Memorial Trophy – Shah Nawaz Khan of Hotter Shoes
COURSES AVAILABLE AT THE START OF EACH MONTH
Photographs of our STUDENTS OF THE YEAR: (click for photographs!)
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 M.S.S.F. of Luck’s of Louth, Louth, Lincolnshire.
2013 – Emma Butler M.S.S.F. of Belle Enfant, Ringwood, Hants.
2014 – Rebecca Thorne M.S.S.F. of Bill Bird Shoes, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucs.
2015 – Lisa Coulborn M.S.S.F. of Little Goody New Shoes, Ramsbottom, Lancs.
2016 – Ryan Clements M.S.S.F. of North Shoes (Bourne,Cambs. etc.)
2017 – Shah Nawaz Khan M.S.S.F. of Hotter Shoes (Skelmersdale)
You may only become a member of the Society if you qualify to do so.
There is a choice of options:
- The Footwear & Fitting Course – 5 month distance learning course with 2 practical workshop days, one in London and one at a shoe factory.
- The Deluxe Course – which includes one Footwear & Fitting Course, appropriate shoe gauges and our Senior Tutor will give you personal instore training.
- Entrance Application – For skilled staff who have been fitting shoes for more than 5 years. This is an examination/assessment and not a training vehicle.
THE ONLY UNIQUE SELLING POINT (USP) OF A FOOTWEAR RETAILER IS THE PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE OF MEASURING AND SHOE FITTING – WHETHER FOR CHILDREN OR FOR ADULTS!
The Footwear & Fitting Course: Teaches you all you need to know to offer a professional shoe fitting service. It is extremely useful for staff training and to obtain the necessary knowledge about feet, physiology, footwear, shoe construction, gauges, measurement etc. Everyone working with footwear in any capacity should take this course.
The Deluxe Course is ideal for new shops, those with several staff, or those who would just prefer more hands-on tuition.
The Entrance Application: is for already experienced shoe fitters, (over 5 years fitting quality brands) to prove they have the knowledge and experience to become an M.S.S.F.
For large multiple’s: 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.
FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT OUR CURRENT COURSES PLEASE CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK:
How can I sign up?:
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: COURSE SYLLABUS
Please note training and subscriptions can be offset against tax (for existing businesses), but you need to be advised by your Accountant as we are not tax experts. As we are a charity, we aim to keep our course fees as low as possible.
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 later. These are relaxed informal days and a great chance to network.
Workshop Dates/Times 2018:
Workshop 1a – LONDON – Thurs. March 14th 2018
Workshop 1b – RUSHDEN – Weds. June 13th 2018
Workshop 2a – LONDON – Weds. October 10th 2018
Workshop 2b – KETTERING – Weds. November 7th 2018
(We reserve the right to amend dates – but this is extremely rare. Students will be invited prior to the event, so please check before booking transport.)
- Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists in London SOCPOD MAP
- Map to D.B. Footwear in Rushden, Northamptonshire. D.B. MAP
- Map to Loake of Kettering LOAKE MAP
Directions to venues are also in the course folder, or provided in advance.
Cost of Workshops:
Student guest rate: £50 (limited to one per student)
Non-student delegate rate (only if available): £100.00.
YOU EMPLOY STAFF TO CREATE SALES, NOT DUST SHELVES. MAXIMISE ON THEIR SKILL-BASE AND KNOWLEDGE TO GIVE THEM CONFIDENCE AND EMPOWER THEM.
OUR MEMBERS SELL SHOES THAT WONT COME BACK TO CUSTOMERS WHO WILL!