Leeds / 31-1 Sep

(21 customer reviews)


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  • 2-day course delivered in Leeds;
  • 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
  • Please note: VAT is applicable on this item when added to your basket

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Level 3 Award: Introduction to Phlebotomy Practices & Techniques

This 2-day course is delivered in Leeds, 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. 


The course venue details will be emailed to you two weeks prior to the course date with the exact location. Usually our Leeds courses are located near Oulton.


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




August 2024


Introductory course

21 reviews for Leeds / 31-1 Sep

  1. Edward Kinsella

    Fantastic Course

  2. Tracey Hoddes

    really enjoyed the course, sarah and dot were really good. would recommend the course.

  3. Benjamin Churchill

    Both tutors were helpful and friendly, took away a lot of helpful information.

  4. Iman Mohammed

    Sarah and Dot made the course easy and enjoyable. no problems.

  5. Daniella Spyrou

    Great course, very informative.

  6. Nicola Moran

    The course was really good and both tutors were brilliant. really enjoyed it

  7. Skeeta Roberts

    Fantastic support and advice for ongoing career. thank you 🙂

  8. Kirsty Ogden

    Very well delivered

  9. Aleenah Saeed

    Sarah and dot helped me a lot and i enjoyed working with them

  10. helen alexander

    Very Good 🙂

  11. elliot sharp

    Julie was the best teacher I could of hoped for, excellent teaching very approachable- Just all round awesome!

  12. Chris Shipley

    Great course.
    Looking forward to the Live Blood course next.

  13. Luthannahan Mahmo

    Excellent tutor. Very helpful. Great course.

  14. Sarah Lucid

    Julie was very approachable and made the course very enjoyable. Excellent teacher!!

  15. Sonu Santhoshjacos

    I would recommend Julie (the trainer) to anyone as she is fantastic and made for this role!

  16. Muhammed Faisal

    I will definitely be recommending people to attend a course with Julie, she is an amazing trach and assessor!

  17. Nicola Davis

    Julie is the most fantastic teacher who is fantastic and has shown me so much! My confidence is now brilliant.

  18. zahra nadeem

    Julie was lovely, has lots of patience and explained very well until you understand.

  19. haniya saleem

    Julie is the most lovely, bubbliest person ever. She made the course so easy to to understand and explained everything very well. Helped so much till the very end.

  20. achsah alexander

    our assessor was Julie Prince and she was very patient but also very informative during the course. She repeatedly told us all her tips to use the right techniques and gave us all plenty of opportunity's and scenarios to practice our skills on. I would recommend this course to anyone.

  21. zara syed

    I would like to mention specifically that Julie is an amazing teacher, I feel so much more informed and confident. She shared valuable skills and expertise as well as her own experience which has made me feel more confident and ready. I have improved my technique so much because of Julie and would recommend this course to anyone!

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