Basic Course for Ireland

Basic Course for Ireland

Due to our commitment to providing the best phlebotomy training possible, we have created a new course which is tailored for those specifically in Ireland.

In the past we have trained doctor’s receptionists, healthcare assistants, private individuals, scientists, PhD students & medical students and we have worked with some of the major universities and healthcare organisations in the country.

The UK Level 3 NOCN Certificate and Diploma awards in Phlebotomy are recognised by NARIC Ireland and are comparable to awards at Level 5 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications. Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded two certificates:

  • Understanding Phlebotomy Skills and Techniques
  • Preparing to Use Phlebotomy Skills and Techniques

This course is internally and externally verified and has a duration of 16 hours contact time and requires a similar period of home study.

Due to the extra modules required by NOCN we are forced to charge slightly more for our basic course in Ireland at £420.

If you have already undertaken our basic course we offer an online course which enables you to top-up your current One Awards accredited course and gain the NOCN accreditation.

The first (mainly theoretical) day comprises of:

  • A background to phlebotomy
  • Health and safety in phlebotomy
  • Infection control
  • Informed consent
  • Anatomy and physiology of the arm
  • Site selection – good and bad veins
  • Complications that can arise when taking blood
  • Needle stick Injuries; what they are and what to do
  • How and where to correctly apply a tourniquet
  • What is expected of a phlebotomist
  • The importance of correct patient identification and informed consent

At the end of the first day all participants are given a multiple choice quiz to complete – and have to achieve a minimum standard to continue on to the second day. However as much support will be given as possible to ensure that you achieve this minimum standard.

The second (mainly practical) day will comprise of:

  • A summary of the most common blood tests undertaken
  • A guide to common types of equipment used in venepuncture and how to use them
  • The technique of venepuncture
  • The process of taking blood
  • The correct use of safer sharps

The day includes:

  • A period of role-play using pads attached to the antecubital fossa area
  • A period of one to one supervised practice using an artificial arm to improve technique
  • A 20-minute clinical assessment of each candidate
  • Upon completion of the course the participants are be required to undertake a programme of home study