Phlebotomy training

A unique Phlebotomy training program focused on teaching the fundamentals of venepuncture, and putting this knowledge into practice

Full accreditation and the right balance of theory and hands on practice in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Course Includes:
1 Day Theory Course / Certificate of Attendance / DBS Check / OH Clearance / Local Induction Training Course / 90 Hours Clinical Practice bleeding live patients in a major NHS London hospital within a Viapath Phlebotomy department  / Practical, Written Assessments and associated accreditation by the Open College Network (OCN).

Further course details below.

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Our courses are run in our training facilities based in the heart of London, with live blood experience based in Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College NHS Foundation Trust Hospitals.

Our phlebotomy courses are consistent with the NHS Skills for Health Occupational Standards - National Occupational Standard for Obtaining Venous Blood Samples, National Patient Saftey Agency (NPSA) & World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines. 

Our Adult Phlebotomy training course is accredited by OCN Credit for Learning, students undertaking this course can gain a Level 3 Certificate with 10 Unit Credits. In order to achieve this accreditation we have to conform to various conditions and ensure that we fully support all learners taking into consideration different needs of each individual. If you would like further details and to see our latest annual Moderation report detailing our compliance then click on the link below.

Viapath Moderation Report 15-16 .pdf

All of our phlebotomy trainers have many years of experience in both practicing and training other phlebotomists. They will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to becoming a competent phlebotomist for routine adult patients. 

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 one

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 two

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. 

 As well as mixing a comprehensive theory programme with an unrivalled number of clinical practice hours, our courses are relaxed and good fun. We have expert trainers and a bright, airy and modern facility in Central London with good transport links.

But don't just take our word for it, our courses receive a lot of praise from the trainee phlebotomists that go on them. We ask students to complete a training evaluation form following their training, read some of what people have had to say below:

I'd like to thank the Viapath team, it was a great course and I received lots of support during my clinical placement which enabled me to pass successfully. Thank you so much for a great experience. 
Raaesa Patel
I very much enjoyed the course and the way it was taught, the trainers were very friendly. 
Anonymous
The way the trainer presented the course was excellent. 
Deborah Laidlaw
It was led in a way that made it easy to learn and allayed all my fears of taking blood. 
Jacqueline Porter
Thank you very much for the certificates. I am enormously grateful for the whole experience. Wish you all the best to everyone in Viapath Phlebotomy Training Team. You are truly brilliant....
Anonymous
I am thankful to all of you for giving me the opportunity to start a new chapter in my life. Massive thanks to the Viapath team
Nicole K

 

Course availability and online booking


Course dateLocationCostPlaces remaining
13th January 2017London£540.00 + VATFully booked
3rd February 2017London£540.00 + VATFully booked
3rd March 2017London£540.00 + VATFully booked
7th April 2017London£540.00 + VATFully booked
5th May 2017London£540.00 + VATFully booked
2nd June 2017London£540.00 + VATFully booked
7th July 2017London£540.00 + VATFully booked
4th August 2017London£540.00 + VATFully booked
1st September 2017London£540.00 + VATFully booked
6th October 2017London£540.00 + VATFully booked
3rd November 2017London£540.00 + VATFully booked
1st December 2017London£540.00 + VATFully booked

Last updated: 11/07/2016