Certificate in Phlebotomy – Birmingham

Certificate in Phlebotomy - Birmingham

This highly practical course provides skills training for taking venous blood samples from the arm and is delivered by highly experienced and qualified health professionals who have been involved in Phlebotomy for many years. We provide a logbook so each delegate can gain further full competence under clinical supervision (the recommended amount is 20 hours, but this is entirely up to the individual). Please note that each delegate is responsible for sourcing their own clinical setting for supervision.


To provide an introduction to phlebotomy covering general issues such as health and safety, professional responsibility and a practical session.


  • Review of the anatomy of the arm.
  • Discuss infection control and health and safety.
  • Outline reasons for and complications of this invasive procedure.
  • Identify accurate vein selection and demonstration of correct technique, choice of equipment and procedure.
  • Legal and professional responsibilities.
  • Practical skills technique workshop - clinical skills manikin and human arm.



At the end of the course delegates should be able to:

  • Understand anatomy and physiology and correct vein selection.
  • Identify and describe equipment used for routine blood withdrawals.
  • Describe and utilize the required steps to perform routine blood withdrawal.
  • Describe actions that ensure safety and understand relevant professional and legal issues.
  • Identify suitable vein selection and identify factors influencing this.
  • Practice safely in terms of infection control and waste management.
  • Recognise any complications arising and be able to take the appropriate action.

1 day, 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM


  • £252.00 incl. VAT