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  • 1-day course delivered in Derby;
  • Intravenous cannulation and other advanced skills;
  • Level 3 Award;
  • Accredited by a nationally recognised awarding body;
  • Delivered by experienced trainers and phlebotomists;
  • Leads onto the Live Bloods course
  • Please note: VAT is applicable on this item when added to your basket


Level 3 Award: Advanced Phlebotomy Practices & Techniques

This 1-day course, otherwise known as the Advanced Course, is delivered in Derby and will take your phlebotomy career to the next level.

It is the only advanced phlebotomy course in the country accredited by a nationally recognised awarding body, the NCFE, which ensures the quality of the teaching and assessment, making it a valuable asset on your CV.

Who Is It For?

This course is perfect for phlebotomists that have been practicing for a while, and would like to learn new skills and techniques. It is also perfect for total beginners who would like to complete the course immediately after their introductory course, to give them a real leg up at the start of their career as a phlebotomist.

What Will I Learn?

The course teaches one unit during one day of practical work:

  • Unit 4: Applying Advanced Phlebotomy Practices and Techniques

During the day, you will cover:

  • Inserting an intravenous cannula;
  • Collecting blood cultures;
  • Using the Aspiration System;
  • Using a butterfly needle;
  • Using a needle and syringe;
  • Working with the veins in the back of the hand;
  • Working with the veins in the foot;
  • More advanced blood tests and vacutainer combinations.

As well as having the opportunity to mix with other phlebotomists and share stories, tips and tricks.


You will receive your fully accredited certificate, to add to your units 1, 2 & 3 certificates, within 1 month at the end of the course.

What are the course entry requirements?

The award is a level 3 qualification, so it is deemed to be of a similar difficulty to A Levels. It adds an extra, optional unit to the standard Phlebotomy Practices & Techniques course, so it is essential that you have completed this course, and attained the mandatory units, first.

If you have no prior experience, you can book onto our Level 3 Award: Introduction to Phlebotomy Practices & Techniques course, you can even make a long weekend of it by combining the introductory and advanced courses into a 3-day course.

If you have prior experience, it may not be necessary to complete the whole introductory course, and our refresher course may suffice.

So, if you have already completed one of our Introductory or Refresher Courses, you can book onto this course for the standard price of £245 plus VAT.

If you have not completed one of these courses before, but already have previous experience, you will need to book onto a Refresher Course for an additional £195 plus VAT (total £440 plus VAT ).

If you have no previous experience, you will need to book onto our introductory course for an additional £290 plus VAT (total £535 plus VAT).

Please ensure you select the correct option in the drop-down menu above. By default, you will be booked onto the Introductory or Refresher Course in Derby, the weekend preceding this Advanced Course, but please contact us if you would prefer to attend a different course.

If you feel you have prior learning or experience which could supersede our Introductory Course or Refresher Course, you may be able to use this to meet the minimum requirements of course entry. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning and will incur a £100 admin fee.

Beyond the course, what help will I get?

You will be supplied with a factsheet about each area covered to keep and refer to and will have full access to advice and guidance from your assessor and from our team.

We will also include you on our contact list of ex-students and will make sure you are kept informed whenever there are changes in national standards, legislation or good practice.

You could also choose to continue onto our Applying Phlebotomy Practices & Techniques in a Live Environment course to continue your professional development.

Where in Derby?

The course will be held in Derby city centre, allowing easy access from Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Coventry and all surrounding areas. The venue details will be confirmed two weeks prior to the course date.

How Do I Book Onto The Course?

Simply select the correct course in the dropdown box at the top of the page and click on the ‘Add to Basket’ button on this page.

If you have not completed our introduction course, and you have prior experience, you must select the option including the refresher course (by default this will book you onto the refresher course preceding this Advanced Course)  – if you would like to attend a different refresher course, please contact us).

You will be taken to the check out where you can fill in a few details, and pay using your credit/debit card or PayPal account.

Payment plans are accepted, please contact us on 01332 380 777 to discuss options and make your first payment over the phone.

Within one working day, you will receive a confirmation email confirming your place on the course along with a link to our course application form. This form gives us an idea of your current experience and level of ability. It also enables you to tell us about any difficulties you might have, so that we can take these into consideration and make any reasonable adjustments.


If you have any other questions about this course, you may find the answer in our Frequently Asked Questions section, or just Contact Us, and our friendly team will be happy to help.

Additional information


September 2024



Available Courses

ADVANCED COURSE for existing PPT trainees - (1 day / £245)
REFRESHER + ADVANCED COURSE for external trainees with previous experience - (2 days / £440)
INTRODUCTORY + ADVANCED COURSE for trainees with no experience - (3 days / £540)


Advanced course