Administering Emergency Oxygen

Level 3 Award (RQF)

Administering Emergency Oxygen (RQF)

The Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Oxygen (RQF) qualification has been designed for those who are responsible for providing care to casualties where the administration of emergency oxygen may be required.

Over a half day period, candidates will learn about the clinical need for emergency oxygen and the safety considerations of this, as well as how to administer emergency oxygen when dealing with a range of conditions.

Successful candidates will leave the course with the knowledge and skills needed to administer emergency oxygen both safely and effectively.

Who is it designed for?

The Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Oxygen (RQF) has been specifically designed for those who have a responsibility for the treatment and/or management of casualties who need administration of emergency medical oxygen.This qualification is suitable for first aiders operating in a high risk environment, community first responders, cabin/film crew, fire, police and other emergency services personnel.

The Administering Emergency Oxygen Syllabus Includes:

  1. Use of oxygen, including:
    1. Health and safety principles for use of oxygen
    2. Benefits of oxygen administration
    3. Indications and contra-indications for emergency oxygen
    4. Dangers of compressed gas
  2. The use of emergency oxygen during:
    1. CPR
    2. AED usage
  3. Pre-operational inspections of emergency oxygen equipment
  4. When emergency oxygen is required
  5. Clinical need for the administration of emergency oxygen
  6. Oxygen delivery devices, including:
    1. Nasal cannula
    2. Venturi mask
    3. Non re-breather mask
    4. Bag valve mask


1 x Learner Workbook, 1 x Practical assessment and continuous formative assessments conducted throughout the course. Upon successful completion, certification is valid for one year.

Achievement of this qualification confirms candidates have met both the theoretical and practical requirements, however, it does not imply a ‘license to practice’ – the scope of practice is determined by the organisation responsible for oxygen provision. This qualification does not allow candidates to obtain, store or administer oxygen without clinical governance.

Duration: 3 Hours

Certificate Valid: 1 Year
Ofqual Regulated

Why choose us?

Ofqual Regulated
To ensure the highest standard of training and compliance, we are approved by Qualsafe Awards, and all of the courses that we offer are Ofqual Regulated Qualifications. It is important that your training is delivered by an accredited training provider to ensure you comply with Health and Safety legislation. All of our courses that show 'QCF' or 'RQF' will also include credits on the National Qualifications and Credit Framework or Regulated Qualifications Framework.

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