Sample Taker Training - 2 Day Foundation Course

This 2-day foundation course is suitable for registered nurses, nursing associates, midwives or doctors who require training in cervical sample taking. Course content is in line with National Guidance. It is delivered by experienced primary care, cytology and colposcopy staff who work within the NHSCSP, thus ensuring all information presented is relevant and up to date.

If you would like to request a place on this course, please contact:

It is important before applying for a place on this course that you have the support of your employer.

Places are limited and they are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.  All applicants will be notified approximately 1 month prior to the course commencing, as to whether or not they have been successful. For GP employed sample takers, the course fee is £300 per person.  BNSSG will be funded by the Avon Local Medical Committee.


Shaftesbury Park, Frenchay, South Gloucestershire, BS16 1LG

Sandford Education Centre, Cheltenham General Hospital, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7PX

Priory Road Medical Centre, Park South, Swindon, SN3 2EZ

Learning Outcomes for Cytology Sample Takers

Dates for 2022:

8-9 September 2022 - (GLOS) - FULL

10-11 October 2022 - (BRISTOL) - FULL

14-15 November 2022 - (WILTSHIRE) - FULL

15-16 December 2022 - (GLOS) - FULL

2022 Initial 2 Day Flyers

Dates for 2023:

23-24 January 2023 – Swindon

13-14 February 2023 – Bristol

30-31 March 2023 – Cheltenham

12-13 June 2023 – Bristol

17-18 July 2023 – Swindon

7-8 September 2023 – Cheltenham

9-10 October 2023 – Bristol

13-14 November 2023 – Swindon

7-8 December 2023 – Cheltenham

2023 Initial 2 Day Flyers