Venepuncture and Cannulation Course

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Venepuncture and Cannulation Online Training Overview

Participants in this course will acquire the theoretical and practical skills essential for achieving proficiency in venepunctures, also known as phlebotomy, and peripheral IV cannulations. Both skill sets are commonly required in clinical settings and across a variety of medical professions, including nursing, paramedicine, dentistry, midwives, dialysis technicians, veterinary medicine, lab technicians and medical doctors.

This course will give an overview of venepuncture and cannulation in a healthcare setting, including risk management and equipment disposal.

Duration: 1 Hour     CPD Points: 1

What You will learn

Venepuncture and Cannulation Course Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, the learner will be able to: 

  • Describe legal issues related to peripheral IV cannulation and venepuncture
  • Describe how to prepare a patient for peripheral IV cannulation and venepuncture
  • Explain vein assessment
  • Explain factors affecting the selection of a device for peripheral IV cannulation and venepuncture
    • Describe possible adverse incidents or complications that may occur

In addition to the theoretical knowledge you will gain, upon completing our venepuncture and cannulation training you will develop the skills to:

  • Proficiency in venepuncture techniques
  • Mastery of cannulation procedures
  • Enhanced ability to locate and assess suitable veins for medical procedures
  • Adeptness in using relevant medical equipment for venous access
  • Skill development in minimising patient discomfort during venepuncture and cannulation
  • Comprehensive understanding of infection control practices associated with these procedures
  • Increased knowledge of anatomy and physiology related to venous access
  • Improved communication skills for effectively interacting with patients during the process
  • Competence in addressing potential complications and ensuring patient safety
  • Certification in the latest industry standards for venepuncture and cannulation


Venepuncture (Phlebotomy) and Cannulation stand as the most frequently carried out invasive techniques within the NHS. Executing these procedures with precision and ensuring safety requires personnel to possess current and pertinent expertise.


This course, CPD-accredited, aligns with the latest regulations governing venepuncture and cannulation. It serves as an ideal refresher for experienced practitioners or as a foundational program for individuals new to Phlebotomy, ensuring that participants are equipped with the most up-to-date skills and knowledge.


Course Content

On successful completion of the quiz, you will be awarded a CPD-accredited Venepuncture and Cannulation free course certificate.


Continued Professional Development (CPD) accreditation holds great significance in the realm of venepuncture and cannulation, especially where medical procedures and standards are subject to regular updates and advancements. CPD ensures that healthcare professionals stay abreast of the latest developments, technologies, and best practices in these critical procedures, ultimately contributing to enhanced patient care and safety.


Encouraging learners to actively seek additional training and stay updated on best practices is imperative. This can be achieved through participating in workshops, attending conferences, and engaging with relevant literature, as well as staying on top of the new updates through courses. By fostering a commitment to continued improvement, healthcare professionals not only ensure their own professional growth but also contribute to the continuous improvement of patient care standards in the field of venepuncture and cannulation.

Who is this for?

Who is this Venepuncture and Cannulation training for?

This online course has been written at an introductory level 1 for all levels that fit the criteria to take training as part of their role. This includes:

  • Refresher training
  • Inductions
  • Awareness
  • Knowledge enhancement

It is suitable for the following:

  • Health Care Workers
  • Nurses, Doctors, Ambulance services, clinical and non-clinical workers
  • Social Care Workers including Councils, Carers and Care assistants
  • Youth workers including activity leaders, passenger transport and volunteers

Venepuncture and Cannulation FAQ

Venepuncture and Cannulation Frequently Asked Questions

Your course is instantly allocated to you upon completion of your purchase.

Yes, the Venepuncture and Cannulation course has been assessed and awarded a CPD accreditation by the CPD standards office.

Upon successful completion of the quiz at the end of the course, you will be instantly awarded a CPD accredited Venepuncture and Cannulation course certificate to download or print at home for free. We also have an option for you to request a hard copy of the certificate sent to your home or work address.

Yes, the Venepuncture and Cannulation course comes complete with unlimited exam retakes

Yes, the Venepuncture and Cannulation course will aid refresher training. It will give evidence of an understanding for staff induction. It will evidence awareness and improve your knowledge aiding your current skillset. A certificate is awarded upon completion.

We offer a complimentary learner management system to view the learner's course progress, view quiz results and certification. We also offer a dedicated compliance matrix to aid with audits and inspections. 

What our customers say


Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 11, 2024

The course was straight to the point and easy to navigate. Very helpful and informative

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April 10, 2024

Good knowledge

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 9, 2024

Thanks for this training, the course is useful and informative, concise and precise.

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You will be given a multiple-choice exam available at the end of the learning, you will be graded. On a pass mark of 70% or higher a certificate is issued.

You may retake the test at your convenience at no additional cost.

On completion of the exam, a free certificate is instantly available for you to download or print.

A hard copy certificate printed on certificate grade paper can be purchased for a nominal fee via your learner dashboard and are dispatched within three working days to your address. Please note at this time we currently only mail certificates to the United Kingdom. 

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