Initial Training Cervical Sample Taker Course

Initial Training Cervical Sample Taker Course

The Initial Training Cervical Sample Taker Course is designed to enable trained staff to take cervical samples.

The course follows guidance from Public Health England in relation to the training of cervical sample takers and incorporates the competency framework CHS37. The course is professionally accredited with the RCGP and upon successful completion students will receive a Certificate of Completion from Londonwide LMCs.

The course consists of two full day face-to-face taught days, a practical element with a final requirement of achieving 20 adequate samples, a colposcopy clinic visit with a reflection of the visit documented, a visit to a laboratory or the completion of a virtual tour and completion of a personal training record workbook.

The course cost £500 + VAT per person.

Entry Requirements:

  • Be a registered nurse, registered midwife, registered physician associate or medical doctor
  • Be working in an environment where the objectives of the course can be fulfilled in 6 months
  • Have a mentor in practice who has had 12 months continual experience following initial cervical sample training
  • Have a mentor in practice who has taken a minimum of 50 successful cervical samples
  • Have a mentor in practice who (if appropriate) has attended / completed a cervical training update within the last three years
  • Have a mentor who is a practicing sample taker

Taught Days:

Thursday 16th July and Friday 17th July 2020 – These dates may be revised subject to the Covid-19 situation – FULLY BOOKED

New dates to be confirmed

How to book:

To request an application form to attend this training and for more information please contact

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Tavistock House South, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9LG
Phone: 020 7387 2034      Fax: 020 7383 7442