Phlebotomy Skills Workshop (Face-to-face + online theory)

Health Academy
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

This course combines a half day practical face-to-face workshop with a fully online theory course covering all the elements you will need to start taking blood. You will be informed on the background and rationale for blood taking practice and an exploration of the equipment and processes to bring you up to speed with the skill.

So who is the course suitable for?

The course is suitable for anyone new to phlebotomy or looking for a practical skills workshop to accompany the theory training. This could include those who have not practiced their skills for some time or may be changing their role in healthcare organisations.

What’s included in this practical training course?

This course is delivered in two parts:

Part 1 – The theory element 

This is delivered fully online in our interactive e-learning course which you will be able to access straight away after checkout. You can take the course in your own time and we would strongly recommend completing the course before your practical workshop session.

Part 2 – The practical workshop

This half day face to face practical workshop will provide you with hands on time with our experienced trainer to practice all the skills that you will have learned about in your theory part of the course.

Practical face-to-face workshop session times are:

AM sessions – 9.00am – 12.30pm

PM session – 1.30pm – 5pm

Course content 

  • Roles and responsibilities for practitioner 
  • Summary of national standards, current resources and legal aspects of phlebotomy
  • Anatomy & Physiology 
  • Practical demonstrate of techniques 
  • Safety, infection control, ANTT and consent 
  • Equipment 
  • Complications of phlebotomy using case studies 
  • Competency and sign off of skills in practice 
  • Practical workshop - putting it into practice 

You will also be given access to the Health Academy phlebotomy competency workbook to fill in during and after the course

So what’s NOT included in this phlebotomy training course?

You will observe practical demonstrations throughout the course and you will have the option to explore/practice with the equipment. 

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?

A reminder, this course is made up of two elements, the practical workshop and the theory element. In order to complete this course, both elements must be completed.

Practical face-to-face workshop session times are:

AM sessions - 9.00am - 12.30pm

PM session - 1.30pm - 5pm

The following equipment will be provided during the practical workshop.

  • Blood taking needles/butterflies, and related ‘connector systems’
  • a selection of the sample tubes
  • Tourniquet
  • IV training pad 

Please note that all of the above are also included in our IV Training Kits which are available to purchase here

Why not get ahead of the game and practice at home. The IV Training Kit can be purchased at a discounted price along with this course here.

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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Alexa Herbert (January 2022)
Alys is an excellent trainer, she had so much patience and really explained the process step by step. I feel very confident in my skills after attending this skills session.
Joseph Critchon (November 2021)
The course I completed with Alys was really engaging and her approach was really relaxed but professional. She really understands the subject that she is teaching and has so much experience to add.

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