Cervical Cytology Update for Cervical Smear Takers Short Course

Cervical Cytology Update for Cervical Smear Takers Short Course

  • Develop your skills & knowledge
  • Delivered by academic experts & qualified professionals
  • Receive a certificate of attendance

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

½ day


School of Community Health and Midwifery

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Monday 12th September 2016 (9am-12:30pm), Monday 13th March 2017 (9am-12:30pm),

Entry Requirements:

Course Content

Course Outline:

Within the NHS Cervical Screening Programme there is an expectation that cervical sample takers should undertake a minimum of one half day update every three years in order to maintain theoretical competence. Training requirements for medical and nursing professionals are equivalent.

Who Should Attend?
Any registered nurse or doctor who is currently actively involved in the Cervical Screening Programme.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Attendance without examination

Academic Expertise

Debbie Brittain is Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Sexual Health at UCLan. She also leads the Contraception: First Issue of Hormonal Contraception in Practice and Cervical Screening in Practice modules. Debbie is a qualified contraceptive health nurse and undertakes observational visits within local CASH services to maintain her knowledge and support her educational and clinical role.

Learning outcome & aims

The aim of the workshop is to ensure that on completion, the Health Care Professional maintains their competence in taking cervical samples for the purpose of the NHS Cervical Screening Programme (NHSCSP).

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


Attendee feedback answers to ‘What did you enjoy most about the workshop?’:

‘Consultant presentation’
‘All excellent’
‘Very informative’
‘All – appropriate and interactive’
‘Factual, useful information’
‘Very useful update’
‘Excellent speakers’

Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

For further information contact UCLan
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

£45 (catering and car parking are not provided)

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.

These workshops are available as part of the Service Level Agreement which UCLan has with a number of local NHS Trusts. If you wish to apply using this funding please gain the support of your line manager and complete the online application through

Alternatively, self-funding applicants please book online at

If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us:
email or call 01772 893808

About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400