Liverpool / 26-27 Feb

(38 customer reviews)


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  • 2-day course delivered in Liverpool;
  • 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 Liverpool, 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 Liverpool courses are located near John Lennon Airport.

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




February 2022


Introductory course

38 reviews for Liverpool / 26-27 Feb

  1. Natalia Figueroa

    The course is very informative and complete. The teachers are very clear and polite. Overall a great experience.

  2. Nicola Britnell

    Amazing tutors, helpful, friendly and professional.

  3. Sharon Walne

    The course was fantastic, excellent knowledge gained from the tutors, very professional and approachable. Thoroughly enjoyed, thank you.

  4. Sarah Parry

    The course was very informative and supportive. The trainer was excellent and extremely nice. Would definitely do another course with her.

  5. Lisa Gardner

    The course was good and I now feel confident to practise on patients, thank you.

  6. Aqsa Abbas

    Detailed course and assessor was very good help. Was provided with all the necessary information and was delivered well.

  7. Gisela Goncalves

    Well done to the assessor! Good personality, very knowledgeable, fantastic! 🙂

  8. Deborah Smith

    I fully enjoyed the course and I am looking forward to Live Bloods and Advanced courses

  9. Michelle Paramore

    Brilliant Tutors! 🙂

  10. Chrissie Ball

    Brilliant approach to learning, made we feel very comfortable and reassured.

  11. Laura Newbold

    The trainer was excellent teacher, making us all feel at ease and helped us confident in applying all techniques

  12. Cheryl McCullough

    Very approachable and great tutor

  13. Sandra Blackley

    Well organised. Sarah was clear about what needs to be done and explains clearly with good direction and humour when needed.

  14. Joanne Cain

    Sarah delivered the course very well in a relaxed way. Making sure we all understood.

  15. Renatta Clerice-Ologbosere

    The tutor put me at ease so quickly. She made it so smooth yet gave all the information in a way in which my confidence shot through the roof!

  16. Beverley Saunders

    I would like to say how professional, supportive and friendly Sarah was at delivering the phlebotomy course

  17. Nicola Jones

    Sarah & Edd were very approachable, explained course work clearly. Friendly assessors make you feel at ease!

  18. Elizabeth Hughes

    Sarah was great from the start. Everything was clearly explained. Both Sarah and Edd were clear showing the blood taking etc. Excellent course, thank you.

  19. Shirley Anne Reynolds

    The course was organised well. All info was explained thoroughly and lots of knowledge learnt.

  20. Kerry Ball

    Excellent course, Sarah & Dot were both great tutors

  21. Joanne Seddon

    The course was fantastic – Sarah is great, Dot is great. Explained everything In simple form – so you don’t look confused, Keep up the good work.

  22. Samantha Dooley

    Course was very informative and made me feel confident to perform the procedure.

  23. Lois Wharton

    Sarah really helped me, she was supportive and encouraging! Thanks

  24. Julie Reeves

    Both trainers Sarah and Dot were very lovely supportive and very easily approachable. Nothing too much trouble, thank you ladies x

  25. Alison Fitzpatrick

    Excellent learning environment, good pace, just right amount of people (11) – Great atmosphere, relaxed but informative.

  26. Kerry Murphy

    Absolutely amazing, I’ve done many courses but this one I would recommed to everyone. Again fanstastic, 5 star plus 🙂

  27. Kristine Shaw

    Excellent course, very clear and delivered well.

  28. Leanne O’Brien

    A big thank you to Sarah for a excellent weekend, I had no confidence and now have all the confidence I need.

  29. Elaine Searcy

    Sarah was fantastic, very informative and professional, she gave me a lot of confidence

  30. Linda McCall

    Excellent course, feel able to take bloods confidently and safely, would recommend this course, thank you!!

  31. Gemma Elder

    Brilliant course! Really informative. Made me feel very at ease and confident for future procedures. Thanks very much!

  32. Izabela Turek

    The course was really good and the assessor was absolutely brilliant! She made the medical side very enjoyable, boosted my confidence. First Class.

  33. Zoe Walmsley

    The course was great, Dot was great, very encouraging and made it fun, very enjoyable.

  34. Alex Hartley

    Sarah and Dot were amazing, very knowledgeable and I feel confident and ready to put my new skills into practice.

  35. Carole Murphy

    Found the course to be very interesting, good communication and explained well

  36. Margaret Phillips

    The trainers Sarah and Dot were fantastic. I was very impressed with how they put me at ease and their professionalism.

  37. Rhiannon Williams

    The course was really enjoyable, I especially enjoyed the second day of practical training. The trainer was very helpful and knowledgeable, thank you!

  38. Aliya Ali

    Thank you for the course it was useful and interesting. I would recommend this course to others.

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