Venepuncture and/or Cannulation

Course Details

Appropriate participants include doctors and nurses working (community and hospital based), Medical Students, Midwives, Dentists, Dental Nurses, Ambulance Technicians/paramedics.  Health Care Support Workers (Band 2 or 3) are accepted onto the course but require manager’s approval that this course is essential for their role.


The Venepunture and Cannulation course consists of; 2 hours training session (0830-1030hrs or 1100-1300hrs); lectures and practical simulation training in the Clinical Skills training area.


Clinical experience is gained within own work area with the support of Unit/Departmental/ Ward managers, there is no workplace learning within the course.


18/06/201908.30-10.30Education and Training Centre
18/06/201911.00-13.00Education and Training Centre
10/09/201908.30-10.30Education and Training Centre
10/09/201911.00-13.00Education and Training Centre
07/10/201908.30-10.30Education and Training Centre
07/10/201911.00-13.00Education and Training Centre
11/11/201908.30-10.30Education and Training Centre
11/11/201911.00-13.00Education and Training Centre
02/12/201908.30-10.30Education and Training Centre
02/12/201911.00-13.00Education and Training Centre

Expected Learning Outcomes

To evaluate and demonstrate Venepuncture and/or Cannulation skill(s) within the skills lab environment to a safe level before gaining experiential learning within the ward/department area.



Free for internal staff

£60 for external


How to Book

This course can be booked via ESR self-service.  For queries please contact the Learning and Development Admin Team on ext. 5844 or email: