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Advanced Phlebotomy - Skills & Techniques

CLASSROOM or VIRTUAL CLASSROOM (with online theory)

Advanced Phlebotomy - Skills and Techniques

The UK's first and only higher Level 4 qualification in Phlebotomy

(equivalent in Ireland to Level 6)

  • FDSc (Foundation Degree Level) qualification

  • Nationally Recognised accredited certificate

  • Dual accreditations: Open College Network  and CPD

  • Covers both aspirated and evacuated systems

  • Covers specialised blood collection systems & methods

  • Classroom or Virtual Classroom learning options

  • Comprehensive Training Kit is provided when booking our Virtual Classroom option (yours to keep)

  • Complete your training from beginner to advanced level

  • This advanced course follows on from our Introduction to Phlebotomy Course  or can be combined with our introductory course as part of a course package (see below)

  • You will need to have completed (or are currently enrolled to complete) our Introduction to Phlebotomy Course or have previous phlebotomy practical experience.

Have you considered ... booking a Complete Phlebotomy Training Course package?

You can combine this advanced course with our Introduction to Phlebotomy Course and our Route to Competency Masterclass (Live Blood Sessions) to qualify with a Level 3 certificate, a Level 4 certificate and Geopace Certificate of Competency.

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Course title: Advanced Phlebotomy – Skills & Techniques
Programme number/code: 117274
Level 4 (Ireland Level 6)  Unit Code: CAG517

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PART 1 - Theory: Complete this online at home or work in your own time (stop and start learning when it suits you).

Can be completed on multiple devices - smart phones, kindle, laptop, tablet etc.

PART 2 - Skills and Practical Development:

Covers advanced specialised phlebotomy techniques to give you the leading edge as a phlebotomist. Learn to use a wide range of non-routine equipment.

Classroom or Virtual Classroom:

Attend one of our classroom locations

or join us in our virtual classroom (Zoom).

Full joining instructions provided.

Comprehensive Practise@Home

Advanced Phlebotomy kit

A 60 piece kit accompanies our virtual classroom course option - continue to "hone" your skills after you have completed your training.

About this course

Revision of basic phlebotomy techniques.

Understand both aspirated and evacuated systems and which to choose.

Have a full understanding of specialised and advanced phlebotomy equipment.

A detailed look at Point of Care testing.

Managing neonates and children including equipment and supplies options.

Geriatric patients and age-related issues.

Non-routine blood tests.

Handling patient T1 and T4 allergies, drug trials, difficult and psychiatric patients.

Maintaining equipment, QC, Stock Control.

Includes legal, consent and documentation.

Learning Outcomes

Safely and competently handle advanced phlebotomy equipment and supplies.


Correct patient management before, during and after advanced procedures.

Understanding equipment types and appropriate choices.

Understand special handling procedures.

Appreciate legal and professional responsibilities.

Offer POC testing options to your clients (aesthetic therapists).

Understand non-clinical applications including private testing.

Have a full understanding of all collection options available to a phlebotomist in both clinical and private environments.

After the course

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