Phlebotomy Training (Virtual via Zoom)

Health Academy
Delivery Method: Virtual


This 1 day virtual phlebotomy training 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 one day virtual phlebotomy training course. We have therefore included all of the core skills and topics required for the successful delegate to confidently start taking blood. There will be practical demonstrations throughout the course. To achieve the most from this courses and fully engage with the session you should access the equipment as listed below so that you can practice techniques during and after the course. 

You can purchase all these contents in our excellent training kit here. You will not be practically assessed as part of the course, but you will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions and refine your skills,  You will also be signposted to ways in which you can be assessed at work. A comprehensive competency checklist will be provided for you to take to work and complete when you are undertaking supervised practice.

Course content 

  • Practitioner’s roles and responsibilities
  • Summary of national standards, current resources, and legal aspects of phlebotomy
  • Anatomy & physiology of veins and other structures in the common anatomical areas for accessing veins 
  • Practical demonstrate of techniques 
  • Safety, infection control, ANTT, and consent 
  • Exploration of the different types of equipment found in practice, such as BD Vacutainer devices and S-Monovettes, butterflies, and straight needles
  • Complications of phlebotomy using case studies 
  • Competency and sign off of documents used in in practice

You will also be given access to the Health Academy phlebotomy competency workbook to fill in during and after the course

What’s NOT included in this phlebotomy 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?


You will get much more out of the training if you have access to relevant equipment for the practical sessions. To make this super easy for you we have some comprehensive IV training kits that can be sent out in advance of your course containing a simulation vein, a variety of different sizes, models and types of needle device and sampling tubes:

The following equipment will be useful to have available.

  • Blood taking needles/butterflies, and related ‘connector systems’
  • a selection of the sample tubes
  • Tourniquet
  • IV training pad 

Please note that all of the above are included in the IV Training Kits which are available to purchase here.

The IV Training Kit can be purchased at a discounted price along with this course here.

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

22nd Jul 2022 (09:15)
Virtual, IV10 8AD
6/15 places left


Philippa Annis (March 2022)
Great course and I cannot recommend it enough. Everything went smoothly, including the prompt delivery of a kit when I booked the course at short notice. Alys’s delivery of the course was expertly done and covered everything at a good pace. I recommend this course to any aspiring phlebotomist and I am certain it gave me all the knowledge I needed to secure a recent job offer, having had no former knowledge. Thank you once again!

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