The aim of this study session is to develop both theoretical knowledge and clinical skills in order to perform venepuncture safely and efficiently.

Entry and Admissions


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

Half day workshop


School of Health

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Wednesday 15th October 2014 – 1pm-4pm OR, Monday 15th December 2014 – 1pm-4pm OR,, Wednesday 11th February 2015 – 1pm-4pm OR, Wednesday 15th April 2015 – 1pm-4pm

Entry Requirements:

This study day is suitable for all practitioners whose role includes venepuncture including district nurses, practice nurses, nurse practitioners, specialist nurses, community staff nurses, community matrons, prison nurses, mental health nurses and assistants, A&E nurses, primary care nurses, secondary care nurses, newly qualified RNs, nurses and HCAs working in nursing homes, residential homes and EMI units , health care assistants, assistant practitioners, phlebotomists, other AHPs and some GP surgery staff looking to be trained in this procedure.

Course Content

Course Outline:

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Academic Expertise

We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.

Learning outcome & aims

At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Understand the relevant anatomy and physiology of the venous system
  • Understand the professional issues surrounding venepuncture
  • Understand the principles of venepuncture – recognising correct technique, procedure and the management of such an intervention
  • Gain the ability to perform the venepuncture technique within a simulated environment.

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.


UCLan is recognised for its outstanding course provision which gives students the skills, knowledge, and personal attributes necessary to succeed at the University and in their future careers. To find out more about the experiences of our students, read our success stories.

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

The standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course is below. For further information including the availability of bursaries/scholarships or student financial support please view our Fees and Finance pages.

£40 (does not include catering or car parking)

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:

Alternatively, please contact us to book a place on: or: 01772 893808.

CPD Workshops - Booking Form (.pdf 288KB)


About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
PR1 2HE,

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400