Cytology – Preparation for practice

About the course
Cancer of the cervix is a potentially preventable disease and early detection and treatment may reduce the need for invasive surgery and decrease mortality rates. With increased knowledge, skills and understanding of cervical diseases, you can contribute to the overall success of the screening programme, by undertaking effective cervical screening thereby enabling rapid referral and treatment where necessary. Our course will give you an overview of the NHS Cervical Screening Programme and the process of cervical sample taking.

You’ll then be theoretically equipped to begin a practical apprenticeship in your clinical area and will be encouraged to maintain a competency log book in practice.

• Relevant anatomy and physiology
• Factors to consider before, during and after sample taking and associated findings
• Completion of relevant documentation and consent for sample taking
• Use of specula and use of models to demonstrate how samples are obtained
• Safe storage and transport of specimens  • Laboratory cyto-screening, screening results process and the significance and interpretation of results
• Colposcopy
• Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) triage

Please sign up to reserve your place and further information to follow.

Please note this course has been heavily subsidised by  Public Health England and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group.

Cytology 2 day course – Booking terms and conditions

This training event is organised by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Training hub. 

 (“we”) accept bookings from delegates (“you”) for places on  the Cytology 2 day training course on the following terms and conditions.


Attendance confirmation

1. This training is £30 to attend for the 2 days, however in view of the tight timescales please note we cannot accept cancellations. Once your booking is confirmed you agree to attend the event as per the below terms. 

2. Once you have submitted your booking and your place on the training is confirmed and we will send you an email confirmation.  If you have not received confirmation of your booking within 24 hours, please contact the Training Hub. 

Cancellations and non-attendance

4. Whilst attendance on the Cytology course  is very heavily subsidised and  charged at a minimal rate, all non-attendance is chargeable at a rate of £50 per person, as per this  booking terms and conditions. 

5. If you are no longer able to attend the event please notify us via email, no later than 1 week prior to the event. Less than one week will be counted as non-attendance and you will be charged for your delegate place. 

 6. Why do we do this? Following repeated requests we have sourced the training and also funding from Public Health England and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG to heavily subsidise the training reducing the costs.  Numbers are confirmed to the trainer 1 week before and we will have a waiting list of people wishing to attend this event. As a result, if you do not show up for the training we are still charged for your place and someone who wished to attend will be unable to. 


Please click the link to view our Bookings & Refunds terms.