Cytology Training

Cytology Training for Primary Care Staff

The Programme

  • Theoretical training - online modules
  • Virtual meetings
  • Practical Training - this is delivered over 2 days and will be held face to face at Global House in Hayes.
  • Following the practical training you will complete a PAD with a Smear MENTOR and finally be signed off by an external assessor.
  • It is imperative you have access to this. If you are South East London employed we will support you with the external assessor.
  • The whole training can take 6 months to complete - all parts are compulsory. Max time for completion of PAD is 9 months from the first day of the course.

You need the full support of your employer to complete the course

Who can apply

  • Registered Nurses and Midwives
  • Registered Nursing Associates
  • Physician Associates registered on the Physician Associates Managed Voluntary Register (PAMVR)
  • General Medical Council (GMC) registered medical doctors.

NB: You need to be employed and have access to an assessor to support the completion of the Practice Assessment Document (PAD)


If you are employed by a South East London practice, you can apply for CPD funding here.

If you are employed within any other London practice, the fee is £150.

If you are employed outside of London, the fee is £250.

Course Dates

This course is delivered over 3 days.

All 3 days are compulsory.

The dates for this cohort are:

  • 18th July 2024
  • 1st August 2024
  • 2nd August 2024


to apply for Cytology training