Phlebotomy Courses

Advanced Courses

Course Price: £ 249.00
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Body Fluid Exposure

Healthcare staff are potentially at risk from a body fluid exposure when undertaking clinical duties. The Blood Borne Viruses (BBV’s) that can be transmitted in this way are: HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.

Dependent on the type of exposure staff must be assessed and potentially treated to prevent seroconversion.

Following a BBV exposure staff must:

Encourage bleeding from a puncture site

Wash site with soap and water

Cover with waterproof dressing

Mucous membrane exposure should be irrigated with water or Sodium Chloride 0.9%

Report to manager

Report to Occupational Health in hours and A&E out of hours and attend as soon as possible (HIV prophylaxis most effective within 1 hour of exposure-see policy for details)

Complete Datix report (if you employed by NHS), or else Inform to your line manger and record it incident and accident record.

If exposure from a known source within acute setting take their details and Occupational health team will liaise with patient’s medical team to arrange source bloods to be taken. In community it may not be possible to obtain source bloods, however if patient details known collect these and risk assessments can be undertaken.

Follow up and treatment of staff will be undertaken by relevant occupational Health team – this can take up to 9 months

£ 35.00

To Secure your Seat, You are required to pay £35 of the total Course. Balance will be paid on arrival.


Course Overview


This course, otherwise known as the Advanced Course, is delivered in Ealing, and will take your phlebotomy career to the next level.


This course is perfect for phlebotomists that have been practicing for a while, and would like to learn new skills and techniques. It is also perfect for total beginners who would like to complete the course immediately after their introductory course, to give them a real leg up at the start of their career as a phlebotomist.


The course teaches one unit during one day of practical work:

Unit 4: Applying Advanced Phlebotomy Practices and Techniques

During the day, you will cover:

  • Inserting an intravenous cannula
  • Collecting blood cultures
  • Using the Aspiration System
  • Using a butterfly needle
  • Using a needle and syringe
  • Working with the veins in the back of the hand
  • Working with the veins in the foot
  • More advanced blood tests and vacutainer combinations
  • As well as having the opportunity to mix with other phlebotomists and share stories, tips and tricks



You will receive your fully accredited certificate by CPD, within 2 weeks after the end of the course.


The award is a level 3 qualification, so it is deemed to be of a similar difficulty to A Levels. It adds an extra, optional unit to the standard Phlebotomy Practices & Techniques course, so it is essential that you have completed this course, and attained the mandatory units, first.

If you have no prior experience, you can book onto our Level 3 Award: Introduction to Phlebotomy Practices & Techniques course, you can even make a long weekend of it by combining the introductory and advanced courses into a 3 day course.

If you have prior experience, it may not be necessary to complete the whole introductory course, and our refresher course may suffice.

So, if you have already completed one of our Introductory or Refresher Courses, you can book onto this course for the standard price of 249 Pounds.

If you have not completed one of these courses before, but already have previous experience, you will need to book onto a Refresher Course for an additional 99 Pounds.

If you have no previous experience, you will need to book onto our introductory course 100 pounds for an additional 249 Pounds. 

Please ensure you select the correct option in the drop down menu above. By default, you will be booked onto the the Introductory or Refresher Course in Ealing, the weekend preceding this Advanced Course, but please contact us if you would prefer to attend a different course.

If you feel you have prior learning or experience which could supersede our Introductory Course or Refresher Course, you may be able to use this to meet the minimum requirements of course entry.


You will be supplied with a factsheets about each area covered to keep and refer to, and will have full access to advice and guidance from your assessor and from our team.


The course will be held at Ealing Hospital, Uxbridge Road, Southall, Middlesex, UB1 3HW.

Click here for a local area map or a map of Ealing hospital.

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