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Blood Component Transfusion, PGCert

Blood Component Transfusion, PGCert

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1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Haematology Medical Assistant Skills (Hospital)

Course type


Course Summary


Designed for non-medical healthcare practitioners, our innovative PGCert Blood Component Transfusion will equip you with the skills and knowledge to make the clinical decision and provide the written instruction for blood component transfusion to patients within your clinical speciality.

We have developed this work-based course to support the All Wales Policy for non-medical authorisation of blood component transfusion.


Our PGCert Blood Component Transfusion opens up career development opportunities for non-medical healthcare practitioners across a range of disciplines and specialities.

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.


This module aims to equip health care professionals working closely with patients requiring blood transfusion to deliver the most appropriate care for those patients. Students will: develop the skills and knowledge to support patients receiving blood transfusions; undertake written authorisation of blood components as part of a pre-determined clinical care plan; apply theory to practice and enable students to make advanced clinical decisions in line with local and national policies.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

This course is not open to international applicants.

Entry requirements

Applications are welcome if they: hold a relevant professional qualification; work in an area where a clinical need is identified; have at least 3 years post registration experience in their specialist clinical area with frequent exposure to blood component transfusion; may possibly be working as an advanced practitioner as part of a non-medical rota and have identified a gap in practice or the service; are able to attend 12 study days. Before nominating practitioners to undertake the programme Health Boards must ensure that there is a defined service need. There must be a designated medical mentor who is responsible for supporting the student throughout the work based learning and assessment. Applicants must also have the support of their line manager.

University information

Ideally located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to impressive beaches along the Gower Peninsula as well as a buzzing city centre. Since its inception in 1920, Swansea University has been at the cutting edge of research and innovation. Swansea continues this legacy today, receiving a wide range of accolades and awards each year. The university is thrilled to be included in the top 25 for...more