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Course Outline

AccreditedShort course
Electronic Pack
Study day at venueMarch startMarch start
WebinarMay startMay start
Case study submission
Post study day competency booklet
CPD hours200150
Credits20 level 4

This module aims to facilitate the development of knowledge and skills required in the taking of venous blood sample. It is designed for primary health care assistants and other members of the health care team, where a need has been identified for them to expand their role and gain new knowledge and skills in performing phlebotomy in their field of practice.

The content includes consideration of the patient experience, the structure of blood vessels, overview of blood tests commonly requested for patients in the primary acre setting, technique for taking blood including a practical session, accountability, infection prevention and health and safety issues related to phlebotomy.

Our revised course will utilise an online pack and tutor-led classroom or webinar sessions. Please ensure that you select the right date for the type of training you require.

Suitable For

Administration Staff, Nurse, Registered Healthcare Practitioners, Nurse Practitioner Primary health care assistants or members of the wider health care team working at least 8 hours a week and supported by a named registered nurse mentor. As part of the assessment involves writing an essay, it is important that students have a good ability to write clearly in English. You can test yourself using the assessments in our Resources section.


Teesside University UCPD Phlebotomy in Primary Care 20 credits Level 4


Short course

Content Includes

  • Preparing and supporting the patient throughout the procedure
  • Structure of blood vessels
  • The venous system of the arm
  • Infection prevention
  • Procedure for taking venous blood
  • Selection of appropriate equipment and sample bottles
  • Health and safety issues related to safe practice when performing phlebotomy
  • Informed consent/capacity
  • Common problems encountered during phlebotomy
  • Accountability

Dates & Locations

Start Date
24 May 2022
Sixteen weeks


All students must complete competencies within the clinical setting, signed by the registered nurse.

Students on the university accredited module will also submit a 2000 word written assignment.

For more details about how the assessment works for University accredited courses, please see our FAQs section here.