Find out about the College's support

Starting practice can be daunting and you will have lots of questions. Who can you turn to?

The Royal College of Podiatry is ready and willing to help, as are lots of wonderful podiatrists out there. You could join your local branch and the College’s Graduate Network.

You can start attending conferences and courses, which are great ways to keep your skills up-to-date. They also provide practical help for when you need it.

Find out more in our Graduate Handbook.

Newly-qualified membership

If you have recently qualified from one of the College's 14 recognised Schools of Podiatry and were a student member, then you are eligible for a greatly reduced membership subscription to help you in your new career.

We offer discounted membership for new graduates on the following scale:

  • First part year after graduation - 75% discount on the full UK member rate*
  • First full year of membership - 50% discount on full UK member rate
  • Second full year of membership - 25% discount on full UK member rate.

Our full range of membership benefits, including our insurance package, workplace and trade union support, CPD, branch network, graduate support network, member discounts and more, can be found on our Membership benefits page. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to receive all the benefits of RCPod membership at a discounted rate.

To take up newly-qualified membership please complete the online application to join.


If you need any help or advice about becoming a member, please feel free to contact our membership team at or on 020 7234 8644.

*Our membership year runs from 1 January to 31 December, so your discount will be applied to the pro rata fee as we only change you for the months you are a full member.

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New for 2021 - Online game for recent graduates

Have you graduated this year? Looking for the next steps in planning your career in podiatry?

Why not play our fun-filled space-themed game of Next steps and career launchers. Our new online game is designed to reveal our top graduate tips to sky rocket your career into the future.

Start rolling the dice to see where those next steps and career launchers will take you, and see who will be the first in the race to finish, taking their career to another galaxy.