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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Venepuncture Foundation Training
Face-to-face
Venepuncture Foundation 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
Phlebotomy Training (inc venepuncture)
Face-to-face
Phlebotomy Training (inc venepuncture) The Care School Limited
This course will teach students the knowledge of how to safely take blood. The anatomy of veins and arteriesd will also be covered. The aim of this course is to... read more
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
Bradford
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
Cannulation Update
Face-to-face
£90.00
Cannulation Update The Learning Enterprise
To identify the relevant anatomy and physiology. To demonstrate the correct insertion principles of cannulation. To demonstrate the principles of safe practice in maintaining an IV site including infection control and patency. To... read more
Location(s)
Farnham, Woking
Venepuncture Face to Face Training
Face-to-face
£50.00
Venepuncture Face to Face Training Care4me Training & Consultancy
​Our Venepuncture course will provide learners with the knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the veins and the techniques required for safe and effective venepuncture for the process of... read more
Level
Beginner
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
Stoke On Trent
Blood Transfusion - e-Learning CPD accredited
e-Learning
£19.99 £9.99
Blood Transfusion - e-Learning CPD accredited Care4me Training & Consultancy
An introduction to blood transfusions for staff that need to understand the process of blood transfusion and real world scenarios to help support patients who have had a transfusion.
Level
Beginner
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
Online
Venipuncture - e-Learning CPD accredited
e-Learning
£9.99
Venipuncture - e-Learning CPD accredited Care4me Training & Consultancy
​Our online Venipuncture course will provide learners with the knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the veins and the techniques required for safe and effective venipuncture for the process... read more
Level
Beginner
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
Online
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, Liverpool
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
IV Cannulation Training
Face-to-face
IV Cannulation Training Caring for Care Limited
This cannulation training course is aimed at nurses, health care assistants and other health care professionals wishing to undertake this skill within their clinical duties.​
Level
Advanced
CPD Points
3
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
Stoke on Trent
Venepuncture - including Simulated Competency Assessment
Face-to-face
£83.99
Venepuncture - including Simulated Competency Assessment Ashfield Services
This session will cover all theoretical and practical aspects of Venepuncture including a Simulated Competency Assessment.
CPD Points
7
Location(s)
Corby, Brighton, Cambridge, Canterbury, Coventry, Liverpool, South Croydon, Cheadle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield, Wotton-under-Edge, Southampton, Torquay, Weymouth
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, Manchester
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, Manchester
Venepuncture Training
Face-to-face
Venepuncture Training Acute Training Solutions Ltd
This course is designed for all RGNs, enrolled nurses & qualified staff who may have not conducted venepuncture before or require a refresher to update their skill set. Attending this... read more
Level
Intermediate
Location(s)
Cardiff
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
Phlebotomy Training
Face-to-face
£145.00 £115.00
Phlebotomy Training Centre for Medical Sciences & Research Ltd
If you want to improve your skills and start a new rewarding career in the Healthcare Sector now is the time to book! START YOUR NEW CAREER IN THE NHS... read more
Level
Beginner
CPD Points
127
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
London