Venepuncture training for Primary Care

Venepuncture training for Primary Care

On completion, learners will be able to undertake venepuncture (obtaining venous blood samples) on adults in accordance with current professional guidance.

Student Effort – 20 Hours as follows:
Workbook Completion – 6 Hours
Focused Practical Day – 8 Hours
Supervised Practice – 6 Hours


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  • Learners must be employed in a healthcare setting in a patient facing role.
  • Registered healthcare staff may also access this learning.
  • Learners must have access to a work-based supervisor to supervise venepuncture in practice. This should be arranged prior to attending the training.
  • Only Registered healthcare professionals may act as supervisors in accordance with their regulatory codes.

NOTE: Learners will need to have a valid occupational health screening from their workplace and vaccination