Introduction to Phlebotomy (1 day course)


On this virtual introduction to phlebotomy 1 day course you will learn all the essential theory, skills, and regulatory requirements for taking blood. Read more.

Includes Foundations of Phlebotomy online course (£79.90) for FREE

Course runs from 09.30 – 16.30 GMTCPD Hours 7



This is virtual 1 day introduction to phlebotomy 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.


Who is the trainer?

Alys Bunce has over 10 years of travel health nursing experience working predominantly for Nomad as a Specialist Education Nurse and Lead Nurse in their travel clinics. She is also a qualified teacher and has worked as an adult education lecturer. The majority of Alys’s work time is spent writing and delivering clinical training programmes including immunisation, phlebotomy and travel health. She also writes for a travel health journal and even finds time to be a mum to two young children.

So what’s included in this virtual 1 day introduction to phlebotomy course?

Firstly, this is an interactive, engaging, and comprehensive virtual 1 day course. We have therefore included all of the core skills and topics required for the successful delegate to confidently commence blood taking. There will be practical demonstrations throughout the course and it is optional for you to acquire phlebotomy training equipment so that you can practice techniques during and after the course. You will not be practically assessed as part of the course.


Course content 

  • Anatomy of the arm and finding veins
  • Safety and infection control
  • Demonstration of correct technique, choice of equipment and procedure
  • Option to practice skills and techniques
  • Dealing with phlebotomy complications
  • Legal and professional responsibilities


So what’s NOT included in this phlebotomy training 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?

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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27th October 2021, 30th November 2021


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