Cytology - Cervical Sample Taker

Guardian Angels
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

Cervical Cytology Training | Cervical Screening Training

Cervical cytology training course for accurate screening

Our cervical cytology training course has been specifically designed for practitioners who are already qualified to take cytology/cervical samples but need to update their knowledge in-line with the NHS Cervical Screening Programme (NHSCSP) National guidelines.

As anyone working in this field knows, the latest cervical screening training ensures that nurses meet all compliance and confidentiality regulations, take accurate samples and follow all of the required procedures and policies. As a healthcare worker, it’s vital to keep your skills completely up-to-date at all times – and we’re here to help you.

Cervical screening saves lives, so it’s essential that it’s conducted according to the robust guidelines set out by the NHSCSP.

Cytology and cervical screening training – what’s covered?

As a specialised cervical cytology training course, it is unfortunately not open to individuals, but is delivered onsite to groups of professionals as arranged by:

  • Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
  • NHS Trusts
  • Sexual health and family planning teams
  • Large GP practices

With all the latest knowledge, our fully qualified nurse trainers provide a comprehensive update on cytology and cervical screening training, covering:

  • Assessing and communicating with the patient
  • Obtaining informed consent
  • Policies and procedures
  • NHSCSP guideline compliance
  • Update on call/recall system
  • Exclusion criteria
  • Transformation zone sampling
  • High risk HPV triage
  • Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia (CIN)
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) – the sample taker’s legal obligations
  • Sample taking for women who have sex with women (WSW)
  • Taking the sample – a review of correct procedures
  • Understanding and explaining results
  • 14 day turnaround
  • When to refer for colposcopy
  • Auditing results
  • Documentation and record keeping
  • Personal and professional development
  • Future prospects for cervical screening
  • Question and answer time

For more information, don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

Course duration

Our Cervical Cytology training course is completed over 12 hours and forms the part of a "blended" learning programme, including supervised practice and mentorship in the workplace.

Assessment and certification

The course process consists of continual assessment by the course tutor, case studies, practical scenarios, OSCE's and workbook completion.

Upon completion of the course, Guardian Angels Training will supply the necessary competency proformas required to ensure safe and evidenced-based clinical practice, allowing the registered provider to ensure mandatory competency assessments are completed within the workplace by a nominated mentor/supervisor.

Upon successful completion of the cervical cytology training course, you’ll receive a certificate valid for 2 years from issue.

Please note: this cervical cytology training course is only available to employers such as...

  • NHS Trusts
  • CCGs
  • Care providers
  • Independent hospitals

...that can provide training facilities onsite for groups of 4 - 12 delegates per training session.

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