Phlebotomy Training (Virtual via Zoom)

Health Academy
Delivery Method: Virtual


This is virtual one day phlebotomy course teaches you all the essential theory, skills, and regulatory requirements for taking blood. We will provide you with the background and rationale for blood taking practice and an exploration of the equipment and processes to form a solid theoretical foundation. You will then be able to go on to gain clinical competence and practice under supervision.

So who is the course suitable for?

The course is suitable for anyone wishing to add phlebotomy to their list of professional skills, including those who wish to apply for jobs in GP surgeries, hospitals and other healthcare organisations.

So what’s included in this virtual one day phlebotomy course?

Firstly, this is an interactive, engaging, and comprehensive virtual one day course. We have therefore included all of the core skills and topics required for the successful delegate to confidently commence blood taking. There will be practical demonstrations throughout the course and it is optional for you to acquire phlebotomy training equipment so that you can practice techniques during and after the course. You will not be practically assessed as part of the course.

Course content 

  • Anatomy of the arm and finding veins
  • Safety and infection control
  • Demonstration of correct technique, choice of equipment and procedure
  • Option to practice skills and techniques
  • Dealing with phlebotomy complications
  • Legal and professional responsibilities

So what’s NOT included in this phlebotomy training course?

You will observe practical demonstrations throughout the day and you will have the option to explore/practice with the equipment. You will not, however,  be practically assessed as part of the course.

The course doesn’t cover cannulation. This requires an additional course.

Whilst the course covers blood taking techniques for children, it does not cover techniques such as scalp and heel prick samples which are specialist skills requiring additional training.

Arterial blood gas technique and analysis are not covered on this course

Venous blood gases can be obtained from the principles learned on this course.  However, using blood gas machines and blood gas analysis are not covered on the course.

Are there any other considerations with this training?


Whilst you are not required to have equipment to take part in the course you will get more out of the training if you have access to relevant equipment for the practical sessions. The following list of equipment will be useful to have available:

  • The blood taking needles/butterflies used in your place of work
  • The blood taking system used in your place of work (e.g. vacutainer hub / connector )
  • Specimen bags for packaging up the pack
  • Disposable tourniquet
  • Blood forms

Please also note that the guidelines recommend a period of supervised practice in addition to comprehensive foundation training for new practitioners.

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Bookable Dates

1st Feb 2022 (09:15)
Virtual, IV10 8AD
7/15 places left
15th Mar 2022 (09:15)
Virtual, IV10 8AD
7/15 places left
26th Apr 2022 (09:15)
Virtual, IV10 8AD
7/15 places left
7th Jun 2022 (09:15)
Virtual, IV10 8AD
7/15 places left
19th Jul 2022 (09:15)
Virtual, IV10 8AD
7/15 places left

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