Venepuncture, Phlebotomy & Cannulation Training

Venepucture TrainingPhlebotomy training courses are aimed at those working in a clinical or healthcare setting such as registered nurses, phlebotomists, medical practitioners and healthcare professionals. This could include those responsible for obtaining blood from patients such as babies, adults and older people with duties including monitoring medication levels, treatments, screening and interventions.

These courses are suitable for a range of organisations such as the NHS, GP practices, universities, blood banks, research facilities, public and private healthcare.

Phlebotomy training courses will usually explore the anatomy, preventing infections, physiology, veins, blood collections devices and procedures including Health and Safety awareness. These courses are most effective delivered face-to-face due to the practical elements and hands on approach.

Some of the training providers listed on the Skills Platform offer a combined venepuncture, cannulation and phlebotomy training course. Phlebotomy courses on this page can be found at venues across the UK including London, Leeds, Manchester and Bristol.

There’s a range of accredited phlebotomy courses available ensuring that the training meets a certain standard and has been externally quality assured. Annual refresher phlebotomy courses are also available for experienced workers that want to update their current knowledge and skills. A certificate of attendance will usually be awarded on completion of these courses.

We highly recommend using a qualified phlebotomist trainer that has extensive experience and relevant trainer qualifications.

Training can be delivered through e-Learning which might be more cost effective and suitable for those with existing practical skills and experienced practitioners that want to refresh their knowledge on venepuncture.

If you are looking for employment opportunities in the healthcare sector and want to know how to become a phlebotomist then the NHS Health Careers website provides an overview of what skills and training is required to do the job. The NHS Blood and Transplant service provides a range of career options for those interested working in the healthcare sector.

If you are a phlebotomy student and want to gain hands-on experience then you can contact local healthcare organisations to see if they offer work placements.

Guidelines and Resources

The National Occupational Standard CHS132 developed by Skills for Health provides guidance on knowledge and understanding with performance criteria for those assessing competence of learners.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has produced an education and training competence framework for blood sampling and venepuncture in children and young people. The 4 domains cover practical and theoretical competences, the framework can be used by hospitals and healthcare when planning or reviewing existing training courses.

The Nursing Times recommends that nurses that practise venepuncture should receive approved training and ensure it is documented, supervised practice. Individuals are responsible for ensuring that their theory knowledge and practical skills on the subject is up to date to meet latest compliances, guidelines and organisational requirements.

The Joint United Kingdom (UK) Blood Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Services Professional Advisory Committee (JPAC) have published guidelines for the performance of the venepuncture.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) provided guidelines in 2010 on drawing blood and best practices in phlebotomy.

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Blended Distance Consultancy Work Experience Resources
Venepuncture Foundation 1 Day Training
Face-to-face
£180.00
Venepuncture Foundation 1 Day Training The Learning Enterprise
This programme combines the theoretical and practical aspects of taking blood.Participants may have some experience or none at all but will need to be able to identify a mentor to... read more
Level
Beginner
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
Farnham, Woking
Venepuncture ~ 2yr Update Training
Face-to-face
£90.00
Venepuncture ~ 2yr Update Training The Learning Enterprise
Update and refresh knowledge in line with current evidenced based practice around venepuncture
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
Farnham, Woking
Venepuncture and Cannulation (Adult and Paediatric) Workshop
Face-to-face
£165.00
Venepuncture and Cannulation (Adult and Paediatric) Workshop Global Health Professionals Ltd (GHPL)
Target Audience: RGNs , Medical Practitioners and other Healthcare Professionals
Qualification
Basic / key skill
Location(s)
Park Royal
Phlebotomy (Venepuncture) in Primary Care
Face-to-face
£180.00
Phlebotomy (Venepuncture) in Primary Care Primary Care Training Centre
This module is designed for HCAs and other members of the primary care team where a need has been identified for them to expand their role and gain new knowledge... read more
Level
Intermediate
Qualification
Nationally recognised
Location(s)
Bradford
Venepuncture
Face-to-face
Venepuncture Edify Training
This course is for staff who are required to collect venous blood samples. The training will enable delegates to update their knowledge and practice with artificial limbs. After successful completion... read more
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
Maidstone, .
Venepuncture / Phlebotomy
Face-to-face
Venepuncture / Phlebotomy Guardian Angels
For employees working in health and social care environments who may be required to collect blood samples, our Venepuncture / Phlebotomy Training Course is a genuine essential. Based around a... read more
CPD Points
3
Qualification
NHS Certificate of Competence
Location(s)
Bolton, Birmingham, Walsall, Dudley, Sandwell, Coventry, Rugby, South WarwickShir, South Warwickshire, Hereford, Wyre Forest, Stafford
Phlebotomy (Advanced)
Face-to-face
Phlebotomy (Advanced) Care By Innovation Ltd
This accredited course will enable you to develop advanced phlebotomy techniques including taking blood out of the hand.We build on your basic knowledge of venepuncture and its associated good practice.... read more
Level
Advanced
Qualification
Vocational Related Qualification
Location(s)
Middlesbrough, Redcar
Phlebotomy
Face-to-face
Phlebotomy Care By Innovation Ltd
This 2 day accredited course will develop your understanding of phlebotomy and the protocols associated with good practice in relation to venepuncture. You will require a suitable mentor in practice... read more
Level
Beginner
Qualification
Vocational Related Qualification
Location(s)
Middlesbrough, Redcar
Phlebotomy (Venepuncture)
Face-to-face
£170.00
Phlebotomy (Venepuncture) M&K Update Ltd
Skills training for taking venous blood samples from the arm. On successful completion you will be equipped with underlining theory and skills to gain competence under clinical supervision of a... read more
Level
Intermediate
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
London, Manchester, Birmingham, Norwich, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Bristol, Durham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool
Venepuncture & Cannulation
Face-to-face
£170.00
Venepuncture & Cannulation M&K Update Ltd
Skills training for inserting a peripheral venous cannula and talking blood samples. On successful completion you will be equipped with underlining theory and skills to gain competence under clinical supervision... read more
Level
Intermediate
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
London, Manchester, Birmingham, Norwich, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Bristol, Durham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool
Clinical Skills Workshop with Up2Speed
Face-to-face
£238.80 £190.80
Clinical Skills Workshop with Up2Speed ID Medical
Whether you have been working in the NHS for years, or the time has come to begin your journey working within the NHS, the Clinical Skills Workshop is a great... read more
CPD Points
8
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
Milton Keynes, Oxford