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Introduction to Phlebotomy GPT003 (Nationally Accredited Venepuncture / Blood Collection) - 72 UK training venues

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Introduction to Phlebotomy GPT003 (Nationally Accredited Venepuncture / Blood Collection) - 72 UK training venues:

An easy-going two day, classroom-based course - theory and ample hands-on practice and experience using artifical arms and fake blood! No previous experience or qualifications required.

The course covers a wide range of topics to start you on the path to a career as a Phlebotomist, starting as trainee (within the NHS is usually Payband 2). A competency certificate may subsequently be issed by your employer after you have demonstrated your skills on a given number of patients, and may take from 2 to 6 weeks.

A nationally recognised and accredited certificate (awarded by OCN Credit4Learning) provides a significant step up the “career ladder” – many employers, colleges and universities throughout the UK recognise OCN credits.

Awards a Level 3 (Advanced) Certificate in Phlebotomy

The course is divided into 14 Modules over two days, starting at 9.30am and finishing at approx. 5pm on both days with tea breaks morning and afternoon and a lunch-break of approx. 45 - 60 minutes.

This course is ideal for you if:

  • You are seeking a career change and looking for work within the healthcare sector (NHS, Private Clinics, Care Homes or Community).
  • You are currently unemployed or between jobs.
  • You are already working within the healthcare sector and wish to increase your skills or a career change.
  • You need CPD (continual professional development) or requested by your employer as part of your CPD or Induction Programme.
  • You are taking and/or planning to take other healthcare courses (ie. a nursing diploma) and would like to add nationally recognised credits to your course.
  • You are just curious and keen to learn something new!

Topics Include:

  • Module 1: Introductions and Course Overview
  • Module 2: History, Definitions and Roles
  • Module 3: Work-flow Cycles
  • Module 4: Professionalism
  • Module 5: Health and Safety
  • Module 6: Blood Collection Systems
  • Module 7: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Module 8: Blood Composition
  • Module 9: Using the Equipment
  • Module 10: Performing the Venepuncture
  • Module 11: Lab Tests & Bottle Types
  • Module 12: Analytical Errors
  • Module 13: Answers to quizzes and multiple choice questions
  • Module 14: Job Opportunities and Further Information

(Includes short video presentations, practical sessions and a home study pack)

74 Training locations throughout the UK and Ireland.

Additional entry requirements

No previous experience or qualifications are needed.

Awarding body

OCN Credit4Learning

Course reference: GPT003 (use this when contacting provider)

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Start Date: Tue 18th June 2019
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Location:

Westhill, AB32 6TT, Bedford, MK42 9BF, Belfast, BT4 3LP, Belfast, BT4 1PB, Oldbury, B69 2BD + 62 more

Time:

9:00am - 5:00pm, 9:30am - 5:00pm, 9:30am - 5:30pm

Duration:

2 days

Attendance:

Full time, Part-time, Weekend

Qualification:

Nationally recognised qualification

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From: £285

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I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting a career in phlebotomy
5 5
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by Jayne - November 2016

I liked the thought of trying phlebotomy for many years then whilst working in my local pub I decided to look in to the introductory training course. I was advised by a local hospital that Geopace was the best course and they found the people who had done this course worked well alongside current employees so I decided to enrol on the course. I did my course at Portsmouth, the teachers were fabulous and made the course easy to follow and fun too. Then after completion I managed to get a voluntary post at a Portsmouth Hospital and now 3 months after my course I have a full time job there. I am very happy and highly recommend this course to anyone wanting a career in phlebotomy. Thank you.

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A new lease of life working as a phlebotomist
5 5
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by Paul - November 2016

I was made redundant back at the end of April from my post as a Security Officer which I had held for many years. Once I had stopped work, I was looking for something to do when my wife saw an advert for phlebotomy training. I thought this training would suit me and applied, taking up the training course in July last year. On Day One I was a bit apprehensive as to what the training would be like, but once we got into the theory ... I found it very informative and enjoyable. Day Two was mostly practice and found this enjoyable too. The whole course gave a good foundation for phlebotomy work. At the end of the course the class were given contact details for looking for work and confirmation that I had passed the course. I went to my local surgery and asked if they would be willing to give me practical experience, which to my surprise they accepted after checking my certificate on completion of the theory course. I started the following week working with the practise phlebotomist, working four hours a week. At the end of eight weeks I was able to do most of the sample collecting myself, I was told that if I did over fifty vein punctures I would have my certificate upgraded to a competency certificate. I was also offered the position of practice phlebotomist at the surgery as the other person wanted to retire. I have now been working at the surgery since 2nd November as the phlebotomist. With the training from Geopace I think anyone could be able to obtain a phlebotomist position.

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