Venepuncture / Phlebotomy

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Venepuncture training and phlebotomy training course

As with all of our courses, our venepuncture and phlebotomy training is delivered by medical professionals with many years of on-the-job experience, giving you access to experts who can guide you through the theoretical and practical elements of this essential healthcare skill, and answer any questions that may arise during your training.

Venepuncture and phlebotomy go hand-in hand, so our courses cover both the puncturing of a vein (venepuncture) and the process of drawing blood from the venepuncture site (phlebotomy).

Professional training is essential for healthcare staff who are required to take blood samples from patients and service-users in order to diagnose or monitor medical conditions.

Our course is aimed at healthcare professionals who wish to learn venepuncture and phlebotomy as a new skill, or for staff who have previously trained but require a refresher course to update their knowledge in line with the latest best practice guidelines.

What’s covered on our phlebotomy and venepuncture training course?

As an invasive procedure, healthcare staff must be able to conduct their sample taking with accuracy, skill and confidence. In order to prepare delegates for ongoing workplace assessments, they will be given the opportunity to practice their knowledge on anatomically correct synthetic arms.

The training course syllabus covers:

  • Venepuncture and phlebotomy – overview and understanding
  • Service-user identification
  • Service-user consent
  • Universal precautions
  • Site selection
  • Tourniquet procedure
  • Post venepuncture and phlebotomy care
  • Potential problems and their solutions
  • Labelling
  • Practical venepuncture and phlebotomy instruction with manikin arms
  • Assessment
  • Summary and evaluation

Course duration

Our Venepuncture Training and Phlebotomy Training Course is completed in one day, over a 3 hour session.

Assessment and certification

To qualify for certification, delegates will have to undertake and record a period of on-the-job experience during which they will practice venepuncture and phlebotomy under the supervision of a competent healthcare professional.

Guardian Angels Training will provide the necessary competency proformas required to ensure safe and evidenced-based clinical practice, allowing the registered provider to ensure mandatory assessments are correctly completed.

We’re also delighted to give delegates attending our venepuncture and phlebotomy training courses the opportunity to enrol upon the highest certification currently available – we’re one of only a few expert training providers able to offer the nationally recognised and approved Level 3 Award in Clinical Skills: Venepuncture (RQF (QCF)).

If you need further information regarding competency assessments or if you would like our registered nurse trainers to provide onsite support, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Upon successful completion of the phlebotomy and venepuncture course, you’ll receive a certificate valid for 2 years from issue.

Please note: our courses are 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.

If you’d like to speak to one of our team about our venepuncture training and phlebotomy training, please feel free to get in touch and we’ll be happy to offer our advice.

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