Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)
Certified training course

Form Heath in partnership with Metriks are pleased to offer a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) certification course. The FCE certified course combines online/on-demand training with a one-day of face to face training session and available across the UK.

We are currently working on the next dates for our FCE course. Keep checking back here for updates.

Current courses:



Why do the FCE course?

Established in 1999, Form Heath is an independent leading edge service provider to the insurance, corporate, occupational health and rehabilitation markets and are leaders in the provision of Functional Capacity Evaluations. Visit our ‘about us‘ page for more information. 

Metriks was founded by Kevin Cairns in 2004. Its purpose is to provide Health Care professionals with Education in the area of assessment and the associated human performance measurement tools. For more information visit

Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a systematic method of measuring an individual’s ability to perform meaningful tasks on a safe and dependable basis. Historically, return-to-work decisions were based upon diagnoses and prognoses of clinicians, but did not include objective measurements of an individual’s functional abilities. Most clinicians are not trained to assess the full array of human functional abilities required for comprehensive disability determinations or return to work recommendations. The Physician or treating clinician determines estimates to what an individual can perform. In an evidence-based FCE model, measurements are provided which are preferable to estimates.

The certification course provides you with the proper design, administration, and interpretation of FCEs. It will teach the student how to conduct the major components of an FCE: the intake interview, clinical records review, physical examination, and peer-reviewed and researched functional testing.

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Attendees on the course will learn to do the following:

How is the course delivered?

The course is divided into eight sections, each of which has an online lecture component with a variety of slides, videos and readings. Where applicable, the section includes a workbook and lecture notes. Each section has an emphasis on data interpretation. The eight sections are as follows:

  1. Introduction to the FCE
  2. The intake interview
  3. The intake documents
  4. Impairment testing
  5. Effort testing
  6. Non-Material handling testing
  7. Material handling
  8. Heart rate analysis

Who can attend the FCE certified course?

The course requires the participant to have knowledge of and training in human function. Therefore, participants are requested to fulfil the following pre-requisites:

  • Graduate-level qualifications and training relevant to health sciences e.g. BSc OT/Physio, Dip COT and or postgraduate qualifications in a relevant subject/profession
  • Current membership of a relevant professional regulatory body e.g. HPC, NMC, GMC