Derby / 2-3 Nov

(37 customer reviews)


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  • 2-day course delivered in Derby;
  • Level 3 Award;
  • Accredited by a nationally recognised awarding body;
  • Certificates granted sooner than any other provider;
  • Delivered by experienced trainers and phlebotomists;
  • Leads onto Live Bloods and Advanced courses

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Level 3 Award: Introduction to Phlebotomy Practices & Techniques

This 2-day course is delivered in Derby, and teaches you all you need to be able to perform the venepuncture procedure and set you on the right course to becoming a professional phlebotomist.
It is one of the only courses 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 2 day course is designed for complete beginners with no healthcare/medical experience required but it is also suitable for experienced clinicians, who have never received formal training, looking to reaffirm their knowledge and skills.

What Will I Learn?

The course teaches three units over 30 hours, including 15 hours (2-days) of classroom training, and roughly 15 hours of home study:

Unit 1: Understanding the Role of the Phlebotomist;
Unit 2: Understanding Phlebotomy Practices and Techniques;
Unit 3: Applying Basic Phlebotomy Practices and Techniques

These units, and the contents of the course have been developed in line with the CH132 National Occupational Standard for Obtaining Venous Blood Samples, (written by ‘Skills for Health’ for the NHS).

Day 1:

Day 1 is about the theory of phlebotomy. You will cover:

  • The roles and legal responsibilities of the phlebotomist;
  • Health and safety in the phlebotomy working environment;
  • The importance of gaining informed consent;
  • How to control the spread of infection;
  • How to use and apply a tourniquet;
  • How to deal with a Needle Stick Injury (NSI);
  • The possible complications of venepuncture, and how to deal with them;
  • The anatomy associated with venepuncture;
  • Selecting an appropriate site for venepuncture.

Our trainers are skilled at making the day a fun experience, with many practical exercises and group discussions. You will get to know your fellow students, and work as a team.

Home Study Assignment:

You will be given a number of short written assignments to take home and complete during the evening of day 1. In the morning there will be time to go through your answers with the assessors, and clarify any points.

These assignments ensure that what you have learnt has sunk in, and encourage you to use the course handbook, and external references to top-up your learning through independent investigation.

Day 2:

Day 2 is devoted to practical work, you will cover:

  • Assembling the needle and the correct techniques to hold the needle;
  • The entire venepuncture procedure (including patient care before and after the procedure);
  • How to use a variety of systems (Evacuated, Aspiration and Butterfly).

You will work through the procedure as a group before breaking off to role-play with a partner. You will use state of the art equipment, including wearable pads and artifical arms, with accurate veins and ‘blood’. You will not be drawing blood from your partners. The day will end with a final practical assessment, taking you through a real world role-play scenario.


We order certificates once per month from our accredited provider (NCFE) and as soon as these are received we send these straight out to our learners. We can also issue attendance certificates if required for employers or interviews.

The certificate is valid for 2 years from the date of the course. Within 2 years most people will have accumulated enough experience to surpass this qualification, however, if you feel you need to refresh your skills, for your own personal development, or because you are out of practice, we do offer a shorter refresher course.

What are the course entry requirements?

You do not need any prior qualifications or experience to take part in this course.

The award is a level 3 qualification, so it is deemed to be of a similar difficulty to A Levels. It is preferable if you have at least a Level 2 (GCSE) qualification before starting this course, but not necessary.

You will be asked to complete several written assignments as part of the course assessment. If you feel you may need extra help to complete these assignments, because of a learning or physical disability, you can let us know in the course application form which is emailed to you when you book the course. 

Where in Derby?

The course venue details will be emailed to you two weeks prior to the course date with the exact location. Usually our Derby course is based in Derby city centre.

How Do I Book Onto The Course?

You can book the course by simply adding the course to your basket. 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.

Alternatively you can call our office and we can get this booked over the phone 01332 380777.

Additional information


Introduction Course


November 2024



37 reviews for Derby / 2-3 Nov

  1. Maxine Harish

    The course was delivered superbly, very informative clear and concise, made all the more enjoyable by the very knowledgeable, helpful and bubbly trainer.

  2. Maria Bugeag

    Dot was a great tutor, very easy going and approachable but also knowledgeable. She made me feel very comfortable and confident as she gave me lots of advice.

  3. Jemma Parker

    Really enjoyed the course

  4. Abbie Garner

    Lovely course tutor, very welcoming and made the course an enjoyable experience.

  5. Christine Willis

    The tutor was fab!

  6. Jagbir Kaur

    Excellent tutor, very informative and approachable 🙂

  7. Alethea Bartlett

    Very enjoyable course, Dot was very approachable and helpful so I was comfortable with asking questions. Thank you

  8. Tracy Faulkner

    The course was informative and fun

  9. Lisa Manning

    Julie has been informative and loads of fun!
    Julie has explained the course well and i feel more confident.

  10. Deborah Stacy

    Julie is an amazing trainer! Her passion and experience shine through and make the learning enjoyable.

  11. Saffron Dixon

    Julie was beyond lovely and helpful. She made me feel at ease the whole time, has given me lots of useful advise, and is extremely knowledgeable. Just an all round lovely woman.

  12. Wisdom Ekong

    Very clear and consise. Helpfull, Recommend

  13. Sarah Neild

    Very proud of myself for doing this course, Julie was very good, great tutor!

  14. Parveen Begum

    I loved working with my trainer Julie. She made me feel comfortable as she alwaysmotivated me to do my best. She is kind and loves what she does she always treated everyone equally and gave equal respect, Love you!

  15. Shabana Jalil

    Julie was great and very informative. Her presentation skills and expectation of students is spot on. I really enjoyed the engagement and practical as well as the short quiz/questions. Overall a great experience, would highly recommend.

  16. Ramon Jessie Grewal

    Really happy wit Julie she explained everything correctly and thoroughly, very impressed with the course.

  17. susan hodgson

    Julie = Fantastic!!

  18. Noreen Akhtar

    Julie was absolutely amazing, the way she teaches her techniques are amazing, made learning fun. What ive learned will stay with me.

  19. Gazala Akhtar

    Excellent course, good length 2/3 days. Assessors very knowledgeable, very good teaching methods, made sure we understand every thing, excellent personality which made the course enjoyable.

  20. Julie Barton

    Everything was good and informative and supportive, very knowledgeable

  21. Shania Smalley

    Course explained, spot on, lots of reassurance from Julie and Erin, explained in detail. Really and truly enjoyed the course and overall feel confident. Thank you for the help and support and guidance.

  22. Barabara Bridges

    Well explained course, Julie had plenty of time to explain things, really enjoyed it.

  23. Helen Newbold

    Julie was excellent and made the course enjoyable.

  24. Victoria Wareham

    i have enjoyed the course, the trainers were thorough, down to earth, friendly. I now have the confidence to take bloods and look forward to a new career.

  25. Christopher David

    Julie and Erin are very knowledgeable and were able to convey the course very effectively.

  26. prophlebstaff

    Very informative, the practicle elements were well taught and demonstrated. Tutor is very knowledgeable

  27. prophlebstaff

    One of the best course i have been on, very informative and well presented. The assessor was very professional and approachable through out.

  28. prophlebstaff

    I have enjoyed the course, the trainer was thorough and down to earth. I now have the confidence to take blood and look forward to my new career.

  29. prophlebstaff

    The course was explained well, really enjoyed the course. Overall i feel confident.

  30. Steven Hulse

    Very well delivered. Edd is very informative and knowledgeable. Relaxed environment.

  31. Farheen Fatima

    The way Julie taught and explained made us all free stress free and i ended up booking myself onto the live bloods asap aswell. Very accurate, detailed explanations with positivity.

  32. Sarah Doonsey

    Julie is an amazing lady with lots of knowledge and very informative with a lovely personality. I have really enjoyed the course and felt very comfortable and will take away what I have learned.

  33. Ihsanullah Shahir

    The teaching method and the instructor are very good and I learnt a lot from this course. Thank you.

  34. Sidra Rasool

    Julie was brilliant and honest, I have no complaints other than I wish I could have more time.

  35. Emma Cwiklinski

    I thought the course was really well organised and my course instructor was very knowledgeable and supportive throughout.

  36. Nicola Bennett

    Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Very informative and well presented. Julie was very helpful in all aspects of the course and has a wealth of knowledge to pass on. Very approachable, putting us at ease and making the days a pleasant experience. I will take a lot away from this course, thanks Julie

  37. Tracey Webster

    I only attended the refresher day as I completed my assessment online. The day was enjoyable and gave me the opportunity to ask questions. Julie was very knowledgeable and passionate about her role.

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