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Phlebotomy training at DHEZ

We work with Phlebotomy Training Services to deliver our phlebotomy training course. 

Please share with anyone interested in learning this skill for their work or if they are thinking about a change of career to become a phlebotomist.

Course outline and dates

Our Level 3 Phlebotomy Training 2-day Induction Course provides a comprehensive understanding of essential skills and techniques required in the field. It's taught by experienced professionals and ensures you are well-equipped to excel in phlebotomy practices. It is delivered by Phlebotomy Training Services: the first company in the UK to hold an accredited certificate. No previous experience is required for this course.

This level 3 induction course certified by NOCN combines two areas: Caring for Patients During the Phlebotomy Procedure; and Understanding Phlebotomy Skills and Techniques.  The combined course will help you effectively communicate with the patient and support with patient preparation, pain relief and post-procedural care. It will give you knowledge on key terminology, procedural steps, patient consent, and health and safety regulations. 

You will receive:

  • Hands-on training with dummy arms for practical skill development
  • In-depth coverage of health and safety regulations and infection control
  • Emphasis on effective communication and patient care during procedures
  • Recognition and response to complications, ensuring confident and capable phlebotomists

Phlebotomy Training Services use safety equipment in all of their training in accordance with the requirements of the Health & Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare Regulations) 2013. Once you have completed this training you will have all of the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to work as a phlebotomist.

There will be no more than 10 participants per session on the course. Please note that this course runs 08:45-17:30 over two days. 

Please read the terms and conditions before booking.

Dates in 2024

  • 20 to 21 February
  • 19 to 20 March
  • 23 to 24 April
  • 18 to 19 June
  • 16 to 17 July
  • 24 to 25 September
  • 22 to 23 October
  • 19 to 20 November


Course details

The course is run in DHEZ and uses simulation equipment to provide safe phlebotomy training skills. The two-day course includes:

Caring for Patients During the Phlebotomy Procedure. Level 3, 4 credits, 28 hours of guided learning

  • Understand how effective communication can facilitate the phlebotomy procedure
  • Know the essential information required from a patient prior to the phlebotomy procedure
  • Understand patient preparation prior to a phlebotomy procedure
  • Understand when and how to apply pain relief whilst obtaining blood
  • Understand current safe practice, infection control and health and safety
  • Understand post procedural best practice
  • Know how to care for vulnerable patients

Understanding Phlebotomy Skills and Techniques. Level 3, 3 credits, 26 hours guided learning

  • Understand key terminology associated with phlebotomy
  • Understand the principles of informed patient consent, including paediatric consent
  • Know current health and safety legislation and regulations as relevant to phlebotomy
  • Understand an organisation’s application of phlebotomy policies and procedures
  • Understand the principles of infection control during venepuncture.
  • Know how to recognise and respond to complications which could occur during venepuncture.
  • Know about different types of tourniquet
  • Be able to demonstrate application and release of a tourniquet
  • Be able to demonstrate taking blood from a dummy arm
  • Know what action to take if bloods cannot be taken
  • Know how to provide patient aftercare
  • Know how to prepare and pack samples for transportation

Book your place

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