Specialist Certificate in Clinical Transfusion Practice

Currently in a review period - see below for the most recent update

The Specialist Certificate in Clinical Transfusion Practice is strictly for BBTS Members only. *Please note: This qualification is currently only available to UK/ROI applicants

UPDATE: 21st January 2022

BBTS are pleased to inform you that we are working very hard and making good progress with the review process. Following the substantial review of content and format of the original CTP course it is intended that the revised course will be launched as a pilot programme initially, which will allow us to formally evaluate the course before delivering routinely in the future. Although it cannot be guaranteed, we are initially hoping to re-launch a pilot of the Clinical Transfusion Practice (CTP) qualification in late 2022.  As timelines are still to be fully confirmed, please continue to look at our website as further communications will be issued over the coming months, when information becomes available.

We would like to thank you all for your interest and support for CTP during this period of review and rebuilding and feel confident that the revised course will meet the clinical education needs of transfusion professionals going forward.

UPDATE: 2nd July 2021

This programme is currently under review. We are aiming for  the review and revision process to take around 12 months to complete but we cannot yet fully confirm this and as such are not yet in a position to confirm a new launch date.  When available, further updates will be posted here and circulated to those who have already signed up to the mailing list.   

Thank you for bearing with us throughout this process.

If you wish to register your interest, please email to be added to our mailing list for notifications. 

UPDATE 5th March 2021. 

Over the past 18 months, a cohort of students have undertaken the inaugural run of the above programme.  We are very pleased to report that they have been highly successful in their final results with just over 91% gaining a pass or distinction.

In line with BBTS’ commitment to play a leading role in safe and effective transfusion practice by delivering high quality education and training, we’ve looked very carefully at the feedback received from students for this particular programme and are steadfast in our efforts to provide the finest content suitable to our student needs. 

As a result of the invaluable comments received, we have decided to place the programme into a review period. This means that all modules will be reviewed and revised to ensure that the programme going forward is fully comprised of the very best, relevant and continually engaging content that will further enhance the learning of future students.

If you wish to register your interest, please email to be added to our mailing list. As soon as we have further information, you will receive notification.

Thank you.

Please be aware that the information given below may be subject to change as the programme is currently under review.  It has been provided to give an overall idea.

*Please note: This qualification is currently only available to UK/ROI applicants.

Click on each of the links below to find out further information about the programme:


Course Details

Generic Learning Outcomes

Unit 1 - Essential Haematology and Transfusion

Unit 2 - Transfusion Therapy

Unit 3 - Transfusion Management and Organisational Practice

Programme of Study


Programme Terms and Conditions

Enrolment Process and application 

Fees and Finance