E-learning - complete this course in the comfort of your own home or at work.

Complete this easy-to-follow Advanced Phlebotomy & Cannulation Course on your computer or tablet and in your own time. The course can be completed in stages - you have 8 weeks to complete the course in full. Once completed you will immediately be able to download your pass certificate. (Your new accredited certificate will be posted to you within 8 weeks.)
The nationally recognised and accredited certificate (awarded by the Open College Network) can be added to your existing certificate credit value (cumulative credits), and these may also count towards other similar college or university courses.


This course supplements our Introduction to Phlebotomy Course and is a natural progression route for both trainee as well as practicing and experienced phlebotomists wishing to expand on their existing phlebotomy qualifications. The course is also open to anyone completing another (approved) provider's phlebotomy training course.


At the end of each e-learning section you have between 4 and 6 multiple choice questions to answer, with a passmark of 65%. You can re-sit each section up to 2 times.

This course is suitable for you if:

You currently work (or have recently worked) as a phlebotomist and wish to add an accredited validity to your competency.


You have completed the Introduction to Phlebotomy Course (GPT001, GPT002 or GPT003) or a similar course from an approved supplier.

Add to your CPD (continual professional development) or if requested by your employer as part of your CPD or Induction Programme.

(Completion of this course adds to your existing credit value and awards an Advanced Level Three Certificate)

Topics covered include:

M01: Introduction: Learning outcomes and Overview.
M02: Basic Phlebotomy - revision: recap of basic phlebotomy theory and practice - precursor to the advanced course.
M03: Specialised Advanced Phlebotomy Equipment
M04: Point of Care Testing
M05 Neonates and Children
M06: Geriatric Patients
M07 Special Procedures
M08 Special Tests and Sample Handling

M09 Peripheral Advanced Phlebotomy Tasks

M10 Alternative Environments

M11: Peripheral IV Cannulation - Introduction
M12: Legal & Professional Responsibilities
M13: Anatomy & Physiology appropriate to cannulation
M14: Hygiene and Infection Prevention Control (IPC)
M15: Indications and Advantages
M16: Equipment
M17: Vein choice for cannulation
M18: Procedures - full step by step including removal
M18: Pictorial guide to cannulation
M18: Video - Recap on full procedure
M19: Contraindications
M20: Complications


Additional support material can be downloaded as you progress through the course.



Parental Consent Form, Instalment Payment Options, Funding Information and Guide

and Terms & Conditions can be found on our GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION page.

Office Hours:


9.00am to 5.30pm