Achieving a Certificate of Competence is usually gained within 8-12 weeks. In order to achieve this we run the course in two parts.
Part 1 is a day of Theory & Dry laboratory Experience where our experienced trainers will cover all the essential knowledge in phlebotomy that you will require. You will have an opportunity to practice blood taking from training arms.
Part 2 of the course provides students with a local induction on a Saturday morning followed by being booked onto our live patient bleed experience where you will be supervised (using direct and indirect methods), by our trainers in one our NHS facilities performing venepuncture on real patients.
Students will have the opportunity to undertake a maximum of 90 hours clinical practice, which is more than any other comparable phlebotomy course currently offers.
Upon successful completion on both Parts 1 and 2, you will need to undertake a writen paper test and practical test, upon successfully passing these tests you will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance / Competence. Our courses are open to both novices and experienced healthcare professionals.