This 1 day course covers Phlebotomy and Venepuncture training equips delegates with the skills and knowledge needed to take blood safely and appropriately.  Applicable to:

  • Nurses,
  • Health Care Assistants and
  • Phlebotomists in primary care, the community, hospitals or nursing homes, this course is interactive and involves a practical session on performing blood tests.


This course will give delegates the theoretical and practical awareness to become competent in taking blood safely and appropriately.  Each delegate will leave with a competence-based framework to allow them to do this.


Aims & Objectives

  • Identify and describe equipment used for routine venepuncture
  • Be able to assess and select suitable sites used for venepuncture as well as locations to avoid
  • Describe and utilize the required steps to perform routine venepuncture
  • Describe actions that ensure safety during performance of a venepuncture
  • Identify suitable vein selection and identify factors influencing this
  • Understand relevant professional and legal issues
  • Be able to identify potential complications
  • Understand anatomy and physiology and correct vein selection
  • Be familiar with equipment and exercise choice in using most appropriate equipment
  • Practice safely in terms of infection control and waste management
  • Become skilled and competent at phlebotomy
  • To recognise any complications arising and be able to take the appropriate action

Course Length:

1 Day


CPD - Beauty Diploma

Course Accredited By

CPD - Continuing Professional Development

Model Requirements:

No: Students work on each other

Kit Included:

Products & equipment will be available to use on the day