• Level 3
  • 4 -6 Hours Duration
  • 1 Year Certificate

Phlebotomy Training

Our Phlebotomy Course aims to equip you with the skills and knowledge to excel in this dynamic healthcare field. Gain phlebotomy practical skills using a lifelike arm simulator.

Gain the required skills

Our Phlebotomy Course aims to equip you with the skills and knowledge to excel in this dynamic healthcare field. Gain phlebotomy practical skills using a lifelike arm simulator.

Our phlebotomy training programme covers essential topics such as anatomy and physiology, venipuncture techniques, patient interaction, bloodborne pathogen safety, and ethical considerations, ensuring you are well-prepared for a successful career.

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Course Summary

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Circulatory System
  • Venipuncture Techniques and Blood Collection Procedures
  • Patient Interaction and Communication Skills
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Safety and Infection Control
  • Sample Handling, Processing, and Labelling
  • Ethical and Legal Considerations in Phlebotomy
  • Practice using a Simulation Arm

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    Where do you deliver the Phlebotomy course?

    We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in Stoke on Trent, London, Swindon, Epsom & York if you need access to a training room (additional charges will apply). We can also deliver this training virtually using Zoom. However, sessions delivered via Zoom will be theory only and will not include any practicals.

    How long will the training last?

    This training will last 2-3 hours. We give a range of time to account for variable factors such as; underlying knowledge and competence of delegates, class interaction and engagement and reduced delegate numbers. If a course finishes earlier than the allotted time, it will be due to one of these reasons. However, our trainer will ensure that all learning outcomes have been met.

    Will attending this training make me competent?

    In short, no. No classroom-based training course can give you full competency - be very wary of anyone claiming they can. Our classroom-based assessments are designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and workplace competency. Furthermore, we will be sure to provide you with the relevant workbooks and competency proformas to be observed and signed off within the workplace according to your local policy

Phlebotomy Training

Take the first step towards a fulfilling and rewarding career in phlebotomy. Enrol in our comprehensive phlebotomy training programme and gain the skills and certification needed to make a difference in healthcare.

Phlebotomists play a crucial role in healthcare, collecting blood samples for various diagnostic and treatment purposes.

With the increasing demand for skilled phlebotomists, this field offers promising opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfilment.

  • Course Duration: 4- 6 hours
  • Course Level: Level 3
  • Certificate: 1-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 1
  • Practical: Yes

What is Phlebotomy?

Phlebotomy is the specialised technique of drawing blood from veins for laboratory analysis or blood transfusion.

Phlebotomists are responsible for ensuring that blood samples are collected accurately, safely, and efficiently, following strict protocols to maintain patient safety and sample integrity.

Why Choose a Phlebotomy Career?

A phlebotomy career offers a multitude of benefits, including:

  • Job Demand: Phlebotomists are in high demand due to the increasing need for blood tests and transfusions. This demand ensures job security and ample employment opportunities in various healthcare settings.

  • Entry-level Career with Short Training: Phlebotomy training programmes are relatively short, allowing you to enter the workforce quickly and start earning a competitive salary.

  • Variety and Versatility: Phlebotomists work in diverse healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, blood banks, and research institutions. This variety keeps the job engaging and offers opportunities for specialisation.

  • Direct Impact on Patient Care: Phlebotomists play a vital role in patient care, providing a direct link between patients and their diagnoses or treatments. Their work contributes significantly to patient health and well-being.

Phlebotomy Training Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Phlebotomy

In the “Introduction to Phlebotomy,” we lay the groundwork for your journey into the world of blood collection. You will you get a good grasp of simple medical words and see how being really careful when drawing blood is super important. We want you to begin your phlebotomy training knowing the basic ideas and how to do things right.

  • The Role and Responsibilities of a Phlebotomist
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Circulatory System
  • Blood Collection Equipment and Supplies

Module 2: Venipuncture Techniques and Blood Collection Procedures

Here you learn how to draw blood from veins and understanding the step-by-step methods involved in collecting blood samples. The venipuncture technique involves locating an appropriate vein, typically in the arm, and carefully inserting a needle to draw blood or deliver medication.

  • Patient Preparation and Assessment
  • Venipuncture Site Selection and Aseptic Technique
  • Blood Collection Techniques for Different Types of Samples
  • Handling, Processing, and Labelling of Blood Samples

Module 3: Patient Interaction and Communication Skills

As a phlebotomist, it’s really important to talk to patients in a friendly and clear way. Good communication helps patients feel comfortable and less worried during blood tests. When you explain things well and make them feel at ease, it makes the whole experience better for everyone.

  • Building Rapport and Establishing Trust with Patients
  • Effective Communication and Explanation of Procedures
  • Patient Education and Pre- and Post-Procedure Instructions
  • Handling Challenging Patient Situations

Module 4: Bloodborne Pathogen Safety and Infection Control

Learning how to protect yourself and others from potential infections that can be in the blood is the core of this module. Infection Control is necessary because it teaches the procedures and measures to prevent the spread of infections during blood collection.

  • Standard Precautions and Universal Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Transmission and Prevention
  • Sharps Safety and Handling
  • Decontamination and Waste Disposal Procedures

Module 5: Ethical and Legal Considerations in Phlebotomy

Phlebotomists learn about patient rights, keeping information private, and making sure they follow the laws and rules related to blood collection. It’s all about doing the job in a morally and legally sound manner.

  • Patient Confidentiality and Informed Consent
  • Legal and Regulatory Requirements for Phlebotomy Practice
  • Ethical Dilemmas and Professional Conduct

Module 6: Practice using a simulation arm

Simulated practice serves as a valuable preparatory step, fostering confidence and expertise in the application of learned techniques.

  • Use the simulation arm to enhance your precision and proficiency in venipuncture.
  • Gain hands-on experience in collecting various types of blood samples, including blood draws, capillary blood collection, and finger pricks.


Who Should Consider Phlebotomy Training?

The phlebotomy training programme is designed for individuals seeking a rewarding career in healthcare. It is particularly suited for those interested in:

  • Individuals with a passion for helping others and making a positive impact on patient care
  • Those seeking a hands-on and practical career.
  • Individuals looking for a career with opportunities for advancement and specialisation
  • Those who enjoy working in a fast-paced and dynamic healthcare environment

Additional Benefits of Phlebotomy Training

  • Gain valuable skills and knowledge to become certified.
  • Develop the confidence and competence to perform safe and efficient blood collection procedures
  • Establish a strong foundation for a successful career in phlebotomy.
  • Enhance your employability and career prospects in the healthcare industry.
  • Contribute to the well-being of patients and the healthcare system.

Phlebotomy Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this phlebotomy training course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a phlebotomist.
  • Apply medical terminology accurately and confidently.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology relevant to phlebotomy.
  • Identify and utilise appropriate blood collection equipment and supplies.
  • Perform venipuncture techniques with precision and efficiency.
  • Collect blood samples for various diagnostic and treatment purposes.
  • Effectively interact with patients, fostering rapport and trust.
  • Apply patient education strategies to ensure informed consent and pre- and post-procedure care.
  • Implement standard precautions and universal personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent bloodborne pathogen transmission.
  • Adhere to legal and regulatory requirements for phlebotomy practice.
  • Make ethical decisions in challenging patient situations.

Learning Outcomes

By enrolling in our phlebotomy training course, you will gain:

  • The hands-on skills and theoretical knowledge to become certified.
  • The confidence and skills to perform safe and efficient blood collection procedures.
  • The ability to apply patient-centered communication and education techniques.
  • A strong understanding of bloodborne pathogen safety principles and practices.
  • The ethical and legal framework for phlebotomy practice.

Hands-on Experience

Our hands-on simulation training offers a multitude of benefits:

  • Build solid confidence and skill in performing venipuncture techniques through extensive practice.
  • Learn blood collection steps in a controlled setting, just like real-life situations but safe and precise.
  • Improve how you talk to patients and your communication skills to build trust and connections.
  • Gain valuable experience in a safe and controlled environment, minimising risks and maximising learning opportunities.
  • Get ready for real-life situations and problems, making sure you’re prepared to handle anything with skill and confidence.

Phlebotomy Training Venues in the UK

Our Phlebotomy training takes place at various convenient venues across the UK. These locations, including

  • Stoke on Trent,
  • London,
  • Epsom,
  • Warrington,
  • Swindon,
  • York,
  • and other venues across UK.

These venues are chosen to make the training accessible to individuals nationwide. Please see all available training courses, price, places, dates and location here.

We aim to provide a comfortable and conducive learning environment, ensuring that participants can easily access high-quality Phlebotomy education regardless of their location.


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As I have told others... It is the best, most informative training I have ever attended