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  • What kind of organization is the Hong Kong Institute of Life Development?
    The Hong Kong Institute of Life Development is a medical skills training organization dedicated mainly to pre-job training for phlebotomists. By completing the real-life blood drawing course, we assist trainees to enter related jobs. If you are interested in our courses, we will be happy to provide you with more detailed information about the courses.
  • Is the certificate recognised by the Hospital Authority (HA)?
    The Hospital Authority (HA) only recognizes phlebotomy certificates obtained through its own on-the-job training (it does not recognize phlebotomy certificates from any external institutions), but will give priority to applicants with phlebotomy experience or relevant training. In the past, many of our graduates were successfully employed through this condition and then became HA-approved phlebotomists after completing on-the-job training.
  • Do you have a British TQUK certificate?
    The Institute believes that the recognition of the course mainly comes from the quality of the course itself, so it does not participate in any certification system including TQUK. As far as we know, the UK NHS does not recognize any external institution's blood drawing certificate, but will give priority to candidates with blood drawing experience or relevant training. The Institute has graduates who are currently working as UK NHS phlebotomists. It is recommended that you first understand whether the TQUK certificate is recognized in the UK medical field.
  • What is the difference between "dummy arm phlebotomy course" and "live practice phlebotomy course"?
    The dummy arm course only uses a plastic model arm to practice blood drawing and the learning hours are short. In comparison, our live practice phlebotomy course has a longer learning time (58 hours). The key point is that students can touch real blood vessels during live practice and truly master the valuable real blood drawing skills and experience, so the two courses cannot be compared. For phlebotomists candidate, real blood drawing experience is usually required. This is an important competitive advantage. When applying for a job, you may even be asked to demonstrate blood drawing in real time. Sharing one of the experiences, some of our students completed the dummy arm course and then signed up for the our live practice course again, wasting unnecessary time and money.
  • Do you need to 250 hours practice to become or register as a phlebotomist?
    There is no "registered phlebotomist" system in Hong Kong. The 250-hour internship is set by private institutions and is not a general requirement for recruiting phlebotomists. The registration system set up by private institutions is purely private in nature and it is not official. Please inquire with the Medical and Health Department if necessary.
  • Are there "registered phlebotomists" in Hong Kong?
    There is no "registered phlebotomist" system in Hong Kong. Some private institutions set up their own registration systems which are purely private in nature and have no official effect. If necessary, you can inquire with the "Medical and Health Department".
  • Can a healthcare assistant give injections? Is there an injector license in Hong Kong?
    There is no "injector" system in Hong Kong. In general, medical assistants mainly assist doctors in performing injections. In response to the increasing demand for drug and vaccine injections to prevent and treat diseases, if medical assistants master the relevant knowledge and skills, they can reduce the burden on doctors, thereby enhancing their own competitiveness and obtaining higher salaries!
  • Admission requirements?
    18-55 years old, Form 5 or above, current medical assistant Form 3 is also acceptable. For details, please whatsapp 69063436.
  • What is the ratio of coursework to practical training?
    Our full-scale live phlebotomy course lasts a total of 58 hours, which includes a 40% text portion in the morning and a 60% practical portion in the afternoon. During the practical course, students will have the opportunity to conduct approximately 30 live phlebotomy practicals to ensure that they gain sufficient practical experience.
  • What are the qualifications of the tutor?
    Our phlebotomy instructor has rich professional qualifications. He is a former British Army medical staff (specialist operating room nursing) and is also a current instructor of the American Heart Association. In addition to teaching in the association, he also works as a part-time instructor in the Hospital Authority hospitals and other institutions from time to time. He has more than 20 years of teaching experience and focuses on the field of phlebotomy training.
  • Does the certificate have an expiration date?
    The certificate has no expiration date, starting from the date of issuance and lasting forever.
  • Are there any tuition discounts for phlebotomy and injection courses?
    We understand that students may want to be flexible in their study schedule. Phlebotomy and Injection are two separate courses, and you can choose to enroll in each according to your needs. However, we recommend that students consider a comprehensive learning experience to prepare for future healthcare work. We also offer a special offer, when you enroll in both the Phlebotomy and Injection courses, you can enjoy a double discount of $12,400 per student (original price $13,800). In addition, we offer discounts on Phlebotomy Course fees to: 1) Early Bird (payment 3 weeks before the course starts) or 2) Working as a colleague in the Hospital Administration (work permit required) or 3) Two people registering together
  • Can I take a make-up exam if I fail? Is there a make-up exam fee?
    The course has a re-examination system, and no additional fees are charged.
  • Is tuition expensive?
    The tuition fee is determined by the course structure and hours. Our 58-hour live practice phlebotomy course uses disposable blood drawing equipment, so it cannot be compared with those blood drawing courses that only last for more than 10 hours and solely practice on dummy arm. Sharing one of the experiences, some of our students had no experience in real-life blood drawing, and were struggling with job interviews . After completing the dummy arm practice course, they signed up for our live practice course again, wasting unnecessary time and money.
  • Is there any funding from the "Continuing Education Fund"?
    Sorry! This phlebotomy course is not funded by the "Continuing Education Fund".
  • Request a recommendation letter?
    We are a training institution that mainly teaches medical skills courses (phlebotomy and injection). It is recommended to focus on learning and improving skills because this is very important for future career development. Whether or not to write a recommendation letter for a trainee depends on different factors and we are unable to provide specific advice at this time.
  • What are the job opportunities after completing the course?
    Many graduates have successfully entered different phlebotomy positions, including the Hospital Authority, private hospitals, public and private clinics, medical examination centers, laboratory centers, the Red Cross, medical cosmetology, etc. Our courses are highly recognized in the industry, which can enhance the competitiveness of graduates and improve their employment opportunities.
  • Are there any job referrals after completing the live blood drawing course?
    Considering the large number of graduates, it is difficult to commit to referral work. However, we often receive requests from medical institutions to post recruitment advertisements on our website and Facebook, giving priority to hiring graduates of the association. We also regularly repost recruitment information for phlebotomist positions in the Hospital Authority to remind interested students to apply on their own. You can find more information at:
  • I am currently working in another industry. Will it be difficult to change careers after my studies?
    There are many successful career change cases among our graduates. I would like to share the experience of a graduate who had worked in the beauty industry for more than ten years and had no medical experience. After completing our course, she successfully applied for several positions related to blood drawing and finally chose the position of "Anesthesia Assistant" at the New Territories Eastern Network Hospital.
  • Can I register in person?
    We understands that students may have irregular working hours, therefore we provide online registration and payment. Please refer to our website for registration method. With the advancement of technology, online application and electronic payment have become the norm. However, we understand that some people may be worried about the registration process. If you have any questions about the registration, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to answer your questions.
  • Are there any evening classes?
    We do not offer evening classes because evening classes are short and there is not enough time for practice. Students might also be fatigue and not focused enough after work. Because we hope that students can maintain the best attention and mental state during class, and the daytime classes are only held one day a week (10am-6pm), so that students can arrange their weekly schedule to ensure the best learning effect.
  • Can I observe classes in progress?
    We understand students' curiosity about the courses, but because we prioritize students' learning experience and privacy, we currently do not offer the option of visiting the classroom. We recommend that you browse our official website, where there are many course photos to help you understand our courses.
  • How to arrange classes when there is bad weather - typhoon or rainstorm warning?
    Class arrangements during severe weather - typhoon or rainstorm warnings 1) If the Observatory still hoists a storm signal of No. 8 or above 2 hours before the start of class, the class will be suspended on that day. 2) If a Black Rainstorm Warning is issued 2 hours before class starts, classes will be suspended on that day. 3) If the Observatory hoists a Black Rainstorm Warning during class time, all classes that have already started must continue.
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