Venepuncture Short Course

Venepuncture Short Course

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

Entry and Admissions

AWARD TYPE: Short Course

LEVEL:Short Course / CPD

STUDY MODE: Part time


COURSE LENGTH: Half day workshop

SCHOOL: School of Sport and Health Sciences

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Preston

START DATE: 11 February 2021 (9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm); 12 February 2021 (9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm); 25 February 2021 (9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm); 25 March 2021 (9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm);

Entry Requirements:

Who should attend?

This study day is suitable for 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.

Maximum number of participants: 15


Course Content

By the end of the workshops participants will:

- 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

Academic Expertise

Facilitator/s: Lisa Broadley

Lisa Broadley is a Senior Lecturer in adult nursing at UCLan, specialising in long-term conditions, in particular Diabetes, infection prevention and healthy ageing.

She teaches across both undergraduate and postgraduate pathways and is course leader for Professional Practice BSc (Hons) and has a keen interest in practice nursing, alongside teaching clinical skills for nurses and healthcare staff.


Attendee feedback from past workshops:

‘The theory session was excellent!’

‘Very informative course. I feel more confident at taking blood’

‘Well planned and delivered’

‘Enjoyed all aspects’

‘Lecturer very helpful and knowledgeable’

‘Very good, enjoyed the practical very much’


Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE


How to Apply

Book your place via our online booking form.

If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us: email or call 01772 893836

About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400