Course Description

Introduction to Phlebotomy (Knowledge Based)

Introduction to Phlebotomy (Knowledge Based) is a course run by Global Edulink, Dublin. It is a 'Online Learning' course with a duration of 02 Hours. Introduction to Phlebotomy (Knowledge Based) gives a Course Qualification of CPD. For more information about Introduction to Phlebotomy (Knowledge Based) at Global Edulink, please review the details below.


If you wish to specialise in phlebotomy, here’s a training that will prepare you successfully to embark on a career as a phlebotomist. The Introduction to Phlebotomy will provide a complete overview of the job responsibilities of a certified phlebotomist. You will learn the necessary medical terminology for drawing and preparing blood for lab testing. You will learn to identify the newest lab technology and modern diagnostic methods. Understand the steps involved in taking safety precautions for special needs patients and learn to use effective methods to communicate with them.

The Introduction to Phlebotomy will enable you to use a variety of tools to identify an infection or disease. The course will help you become familiar with the role of a phlebotomist and why it is crucial to maintain high standards of practice. Furthermore, you will learn about blood, blood vessels, the circulatory system, different blood types, and how to draw blood. Additionally, gain knowledge of the different kinds of equipment and their uses in phlebotomy. Explore how a phlebotomist selects the correct needle from a variety of needles to use on a patient.

The Introduction to Phlebotomy will address venipuncture and potential complications that can occur, correct techniques of inserting a needle, disposing of the needle and how to avoid contamination. You will learn what makes a quality blood assessment, how to document your findings and present them before, during, and after the examination. As blood and specimen collection are key components in healthcare, you will learn to analyse these specimens in a laboratory. Once you’re qualified as a certified phlebotomist, you can work in clinical laboratories, community health centres, hospitals, doctor’s offices, nursing homes, and healthcare facilities.

Course Curriculum

  1. Phlebotomist Role and Desirable Attributes
  2. Basic Anatomy
  3. Phlebotomy Equipment
  4. Order of Draw
  5. Consent
  6. Obtaining the Blood Sample
  7. Needle Stick Injuries
  8. Infection Control
  9. Common Risks in Phlebotomy

Qualification Provides

  • A clear understanding of the history of phlebotomy and the skills required to specialise in this field
  • The characteristics and traits to enter this field
  • An understanding of the components of blood
  • How to meet the challenges of complications on a daily basis
  • Learning to examine venipuncture equipment

The Certification Benefits

  • Individuals working in the healthcare sector
  • Nursing staff, medical assistants, lab technicians
  • Pre-med students
  • Healthcare students
  • Anyone who wants to become a certified phlebotomist

Method of Assessment

In order to pass the Introduction to Phlebotomy, learners must take a Quiz which will be marked right away and will indicate if the learner has been successful in the online exam.


Once you complete the course you will be awarded the Certificate in Introduction to Phlebotomy by CPD. The Certificate is designed to support and develop learners during their academic journey, whilst equipping them with knowledge and skills and preparing them to progress to the next level.

Awarding Body

CPD is a leading awarding body in the United Kingdom that meets an excellent standard of high quality education. CPD is committed towards the enhancement of proficiency and personal skills in order to develop learners’ skills and abilities. CPD ensures that both practical and academic qualifications assist individuals to re-skill or up-skill and maintain a competitive advantage in their chosen industry.

What’s Next for You?

Statistics indicate phlebotomy jobs are increasing in the next 10 years by approximately 24%. Begin your journey and become a key element of the medical field. Often, patient interaction in a medical and diagnostic laboratory setting is only with a phlebotomist technician. This gives a unique opportunity to a qualified phlebotomist to have a positive influence on a patient’s experience.

Building on Your Qualification

This Certificate can be used towards achieving similar qualifications of a higher level. The Introduction to Phlebotomy will aid and improve future employment prospects. There are some possible progression pathways including taking up Supervisory or Management positions. You can also take a Phlebotomy Specialist Certification course and advance your career as a Registered Phlebotomy Specialist or Collection Phlebotomy Specialist.

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Training ProviderGlobal Edulink
Course LocationAthlone, Westmeath
Course TypeOnline Learning
Course QualificationCPD
Course Duration02 Hours
Course TimeThe course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning portal from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.
Course Fee199
Entry RequirementsLearners must be over the age of 16 Learners must have a basic understanding of the English language, ICT, Literacy and Numeracy A sound educational background is an added advantage
Carear PathOnce you successfully qualify in the Introduction to Phlebotomy, this Certificate will prepare you to demonstrate your skills in the medical and healthcare sectors. You can use this qualification to work as a healthcare technician specialising in phlebotomy. Your skills will be recognised and it will enable you to land a generous-paying job, gain plenty of benefits and a wide array of opportunities. Given below are job titles you can compete for, along with the average UK salary per annum • Phlebotomy Technician - £38,000 (Approximately) • Phlebotomist - £39,000 (Approximately) • Nurse - £48,000 (Approximately) • Lab Technician - £36,000 (Approximately) • Healthcare Worker - £27,000 (Approximately)
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