Derby / 12-13 Feb

(27 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 Birmingham, 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


February 2022



27 reviews for Derby / 12-13 Feb

  1. Kathryn Stenson

    Dot was very informative and has a vast knowledge, great personality and approachable. really enjoyed the course

  2. Christina M Francis-Mackie

    Very good course, very nice tutor.

  3. Olga Gueevica

    Dot is a good teacher, easy to understand.

  4. Aponio Ma Joane Alecz

    I can only say it was a very good experience learning here. it really helps to refresh my memory on extracting blood, thank you so much.

  5. Tim Allen

    Dot is one of the most helpful people you can meet, great at her job and so friendly.

  6. Emilija Zahirovic

    Dot is the best teacher ever! THANK YOU 🙂

  7. Alicia Ryan

    Absolutely amazing structure of learning, always listening and very interesting. Great rapor makes you feel at ease and comfortable soon as you meet.

  8. Tyler Francis

    Dot is very friendly and helpful, course was good. DOT IS BRILLIANT!

  9. Lisa Hutchinson

    Dot was brilliant, great help and easy to talk to

  10. Stephen Gribby

    Brilliant course, passionate tutor.

  11. Kerry Avis

    Dot you have been amazing, made me at ease and confident and made the past 2 days a blast.

  12. Marie Rose-Harrod

    Dot was very approachable and friendly

  13. Vishali Dass

    Dot was nice, friendly and approachable

  14. Heather Topham

    Dot was brilliant and warm/friendly, left me feeling confident of myself and the future.

  15. Sarah Sowter

    Dot is friendly and lovely, a nice related atmosphere in class.

  16. Batool Khali Hai

    I added new things to my information and i learned it, the course was fun and nice and the teacher was nice and helpful.

  17. Heahter Tophan

    Both tutors were nice and friendly. enjoyed the course.Ready to go into a job.

  18. Kelly Lambert

    Highly recommend

  19. Michelle Houston

    Would highly recommend, assessor very friendly & informative.

  20. Lillyarno Fawn

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

  21. Leanne Buckingham

    Brilliant course, I learnt much more than I thought I would and Dot made the whole experience even better.

  22. Aaron Hannigan

    Dot was amazing and I learnt a lot of jobs I could do with this course.

  23. Anamai Robey

    I wouldn’t improve anything! Everything was amazing and I’m going away confident.

  24. Julie Anne Garner

    Life changing absolutely brilliant thank you so much x x

  25. Samina Begum

    I enjoyed throughout , excellent!

  26. Emma Hunter

    Edd was brilliant, informative, funny and easy to understand.

  27. Aisha Gardiner

    Edd did an amazing job at delivering the course, I am so happy with the outcome.

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