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Who can become a phlebotomist

Who can become a phlebotomist?

Our introduction to phlebotomy course is open to anyone who feels like a career in healthcare is for them. It’s designed so those with no previous medical experience can get the skills they need to become a phlebotomist.

A phlebotomist would not only work in a hospital environment but also in a GP surgery, for cord blood collections, drug rehabilitation programmes and much much more.

You will need to have a caring nature as a you’ll find quite a lot of people are anxious about having their blood taken, they also may be worried about the test results they’ll ultimately get. As your confidence grows, you’ll be able to reassure them and complete the venepuncture procedure with ease.

Whilst you don’t need any prior healthcare experience, there are people who attend our courses who have had a break from work and want to refresh their skills, or their qualification is valid abroad but not in the UK. Others already work in the healthcare sector and want to achieve a phlebotomy qualification to help them with future career opportunities within their current workplace. Of course, some people are completely new to the healthcare industry and simply want a new, rewarding career.

Our trainers come highly recommended and understand that everyone on the course comes from a different background and whilst the training is conducted as a group, it is always adapted to suit everyone.

Find out more about our Introduction to Phlebotomy Courses.

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What’s it like to work as a phlebotomist?

We know a new course and career can be daunting so we had a chat with one of our trainers, Sarah who was keen to tell us about her phlebotomy career, as well as what you can expect on one of our courses.

What made you want to become a phlebotomist?
My first experience of venepuncture was aged 15 and I remember fainting which gave me a distorted impression that this would always happen. The second time I had it done it was a much better experience and so I wanted to learn to be a good phlebotomist.

What does your role as a phlebotomist entail?
In my role patients pay for blood tests as part of a health assessment so I take blood, test the blood and explain the results of cholesterol and sugar level tests. I then package it and create laboratory forms to send it to the lab. I find it really rewarding to be able to help improve their lifestyle choices to help their well-being.

How did you get into Phlebotomy?
Phlebotomy was a requirement of my role as a Health Adviser. No previous experience was required in phlebotomy, I was trained on the job in the clinic and despite being nervous, loved it from day one.

What inspires you to train people to become phlebotomists? 
My inspiration as a phlebotomy trainer is helping people gain the knowledge to go on and excel at venepuncture to ensure more patients have a better experience.

What would you say to anyone considering qualifying as a phlebotomist?
Phlebotomy is a very rewarding career, very varied and dynamic. Don’t be put off if you are scared of blood or needles; you can help other patients to have a good experience because you understand their fears.

 Why would you recommend a career in phlebotomy?
A career in phlebotomy offers you flexible working, a wide variety of opportunities and opens lots of doors to progress your career. 

What participants can expect from the course?
From our course, we will give you great insight into the health and safety, legislation and best practices to ensure you are the best phlebotomist you can be. You don’t need any previous experience but also refreshers are welcomed too.

No question is a silly question, we are all here to learn, I learn lots from my participants and ensure you go away feeling enabled as a phlebotomist. I will support you on the course all the way to completion with a smile.

For information on our courses, head to this page.
To read some of Sarah and our other trainers’ glowing testimonials,
visit this page.
To ask us a question, fire it over to us on our contact page.

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Top 5 reasons to become a phlebotomist

If you’re looking into a new career or considering upskilling in your current role, here are our top 5 reasons why qualifying as a phlebotomist could be a great step for you.

1. You can qualify as a phlebotomist in two days.
Completing the introduction course will land you with all you need to start getting experience or work as a qualified phlebotomist.

2. Previous experience as a healthcare professional is not essential.
Our courses are open to everyone. All you need is a desire to learn, understand and apply the techniques we teach you. There are practical and written assessments which are all done on the course.

3. Career options are varied.
From working in hospitals or surgeries to working in the community, there are loads of options for our graduates. Even those who already have careers in other fields such as personal trainers can benefit from upskilling to include phlebotomy services for their clients. Students at college or sixth form who are eager to impress when applying for medicine or nursing often take the course so they’re a step ahead of their competition.

4. You can build your confidence with additional training.
Upon completing the introduction course, you can bolster what you’ve learned with an advance techniques course or our live bloods experience where you can take blood from real patients in a real doctors’ surgery. They’ll not only help build your confidence but also your C.V.

5. Our trainers get brill feedback.
After all our courses, we ask for feedback from our students and they’re always so complimentary about our trainers and assessors. Our trainers know how to put their students’ minds at ease and make the training fun and engaging.

Learn why people train to be phlebotomists with us.

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Recent Reviews

  • London / 20-21 Feb

    The tutor was honestly amazing. I now feel super confident taking blood and I cannot wait for my career in…

    Laura Gale

  • London / 20-21 Feb

    Very interesting course and I am very satisfied.

    Penka Ivanova

  • London / 20-21 Feb

    Very good course, confidently delivered. Made to feel at ease whilst learning techniques. Would recommend course and instructor.

    Lana Richards

  • Derby / 12-13 Dec

    Amazing instructor! Very helpful and made me feel comfortable working with her. Lots of feedback and progression information!

    Lillyarno Fawn

  • Derby / 12-13 Dec

    Would highly recommend, assessor very friendly & informative.

    Michelle Houston

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