Welcome to the Prestige Phlebotomy – FAQ. This page contains the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If you have any queries not answered below, please feel free to contact us
Can I still attend for the course, even if I have no experience in taking blood?
Yes, anyone can take the course, the basic course is designed to suit people with little or no experience in venipuncture. All that is required is a good understanding of English.
How much does the basic course cost?
The cost of a place on our basic course in £329 (inc. of VAT). This price is subject to change.
What happens once I have paid for the course?
You should receive confirmation straight away by email with full details for the course. 10 days before to course is due to start will we send another email to confirm the venue details.
Can you give Funding for your training?
We are not able to provide funding, although there are a number of sources available, your employer may be able to fund the course for you if it is to enhance your current job role – if you are on jobseeker’s allowance/universal credit your advisor may be able to help.
How large are the classes?
Courses will have no more than 15 learners booked at any one time. This gives learners more opportunity for practice and for the tutors to spend more time with people who require it.
What if I feel I need extra help to complete the assessments?
Tutors are always on hand to help with any reasonable adjustments that should be made to suit learners needs. If adjustments need to be made Prestige phlebotomy will need to know about them before the course date.
Will I take Live blood on the basic course?
You will not take live blood on the basic course. You will be using pads that are attached to the arm of the other learners to simulate the veins that can be found in the elbow area of the arm or on a prosthetic arm. Completion of the course will lead you to take live bloods when employed as a phlebotomist.
What job could I apply for after completing the course?
You could apply to work within the NHS, at doctors surgeries, private sector, Insurance companies and medical centres.