About the course

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Why choose this course?

The Intravenous injections (Certificate of Competence in Administering)course is designed for diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers who are involved in intravenous cannulation as part of their work. Other suitably qualified health care practitioners are also eligible.

To be eligible for the course the participant must be working in an environment where they will be undertaking intravenous injections. It is essential that they are assigned a named supervisor who will be responsible for their clinical training.

This two day course is endorsed by the College of Radiographers.

Course content

The aims of this course is to help you develop the necessary clinical and evaluative skills for the competent performance of intravenous cannulation.

There is a theoretical and practical component of the course.

The theoretical component will be via sessions within the university environment that are undertaken via a variety of mediums to include lectures, group work and practical sessions.

Topics covered include:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Medico-legal issues
  • Contrast media and other drugs
  • Emergency situations
  • Injection procedure

The practical component will be undertaken in the participants working environment.  They will be assigned a named supervisor who will be responsible for their clinical training.


Assessment involves satisfactory completion of an in course test prior to clinical work and completion of a clinical portfolio.

Successful participants will be eligible for The College of Radiographers Certificate in Administering Intravenous Injections.

The course also attracts 10 credits at Level 6.

Course Date

This is a 2 day course

  • 17 and 18 October 2017
  • 12 and 13 December 2017
  • 23 and 24 January 2018
  • 20 and 21 March 2018
  • 8 and 9 May 2018

How to apply

Apply for the Certificate of competence in administering intravenous injections

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Course fees

Credit/level for this course: 10 credits at level 6.

£340 for members of College of Radiographers

£350 for non-members

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Contract funding for NHS Staff

The University is contracted by the NHS to provide post-registration education/CPD and training for its health professionals.

If you are an NHS employee contact the senior manager responsible for post-registration education/CPD in your Trust to check if the course you wish to attend can be supported by the Trust's contract with our University.

Teaching methods

Where is this course taught and by whom?

The study day is facilitated by Sarah Fearn and will involve both University and external lecturers. It takes place at the College Lane Campus in Hatfield.