Phlebotomy (Venepuncture)

Cardonald Campus
Start Date & time
30 Jan 2023 @ 9-30am to 3-30pm
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 day (Monday)


The Phlebotomy course offered at Glasgow Clyde College will provide you with an introduction to performing venepuncture safely. It is suitable for nurses, health care assistants, other health care professionals or anybody interested in becoming competent in phlebotomy.

Phlebotomists are trained professionals that draw blood from a patient for clinical or medical testing, transfusions, donations, or research.

What will I learn?

We are happy to re-introduce this course after an imposed Covid-19 break.

This course covers the following topics:

  • an introduction to phlebotomy
  • infection control
  • health and safety
  • consent
  • professional accountability
  • anatomy of the skin and arm
  • venepuncture

Although this course covers the theory and practical techniques of phlebotomy, it will not make you competent to work as a phlebotomist. Following this course, you should be observed and signed off by a qualified practitioner.

This competence is not part of the course and you will need to arrange this practice opportunity with your employer or placement provider. This course does however, provide opportunities for personal development as well as a qualification at SCQF level 5, which can be recorded on a Curriculum Vitae and will support an application for employment in this field. It will also support professional development for those already working in the sector and may lead to employment as a phlebotomist.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3218