Initial Cervical Sampler Training


Public Health England Education Pathway (2020) have set guidelines to support education in sampler taking, this includes:

Pre theory session: completion of workbook (3 hours) considering Anatomy and Physiology (A/P) of pelvic organs supported by access to e-learning for health module (self- directed study).

Taught content: 6 hours theory (online delivery)

Practice: 3 hours simulation on campus in the skills labs at the Blackheath Lane Campus, Stafford.

Initial theory: delivered online over 12 hours with 3 hours practice simulation taught on campus. There will be Clinical Practice component undertaken whilst working with a cytology mentor. Final cytology sample taker assessment is undertaken in clinical practice by a cytology practice assessor.

Delivery method
Blended learning
Centre for Health Innovation Stafford

2 day course

Start date

Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th January 2023

Health, Science and Wellbeing
Certificate of Attendance

Entry requirements

Registered professional working in a clinical area where cervical screening is offered to women 


£240.00 per delegate.


Kairen Roche

Senior Lecturer

Kairen is a registered general nurse, with a passion for teaching in community care, from level 3 to level 7. Her main interests are Primary care, respiratory and long-term conditions.

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