Course Overview


IMPORTANT: Please ensure that your line manager and clinical area can support your competency sign off before attending this course. Both verification & Certification of practice is the responsibility of your own clinical area, along with all supporting documents.

The one day venepuncture course involves the taught theory of venepuncture and a practical workshop.  The day will include learning and discussion on:

  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Consent
  • Local policy & procedure
  • Infection control
  • Venepuncture equipment
  • Documentation

Followed by a practical skills workshop, to consolidate learnt theory and practice, giving participants times to practice their new skill on our simulation, mannequin arms under the supervision and guidance of our skilled DREEAM course lead.

Please be aware after this course you will be required to complete an online e-learning module and ten supervised venepunctures before clinical sign off, within your own clinical setting.

Please ensure that your line manager and a clinical area can support your competency sign off before attending the course, as this can not be supported by DREEAM.

Who will benefit:

This one day course is aimed at Nurses, HCA’S, CSW’s, AHP’S, ACP’S, Medics, Physician Associates, GP’s, and Paramedics.


DREEAM, A Floor, West Block, QMC Campus, Derby Road, Nottingham. NG7 2UH

Start and finish times:

Registration at 08:00 | Start time at 08:30 | Finish time at 16:00 | Breaks built into the course timetable.


Tea/Coffee will be provided


Your course educator is Kerry Laffan who teaches on many of our courses, including ECG, IV Therapy and Cannulation



Similar courses we offer: Cannulation course

Please contact us if you have any queries, or if you wish to discuss a bespoke course to fit your specific needs.