This training enables users to administer oxygen safely and effectively, for casualties with breathing difficulties. Delegates will learn how and when to administer oxygen to a casualty and the safety concerns with carrying, storing and administering it.

This course is suitable for qualified First Aiders, Emergency First Aiders, dental practitioners and dental care professionals, nurses, healthcare professionals and others working in an environment where oxygen is available for casualty welfare.

Qualification Title

FAA Level 3 Award in Oxygen Therapy Administration (RQF) Code: 601/4754/4

Unit Title 

Administration of Oxygen Therapy Unit code: T/506/4958 Credit: 1


The course is made up of practical and theoretical sessions delivered by your Instructor who will provide a detailed course programme.

At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

• Explain benefits of oxygen therapy

• Identify indications for the use of oxygen

• Explain contraindications prohibiting use of oxygen

• Explain dangers of using compressed gas

• Outline health and safety rules for the:

• Use

• Storage

• Handling of oxygen

• Carry out operational checks in preparation for use of oxygen therapy equipment

• Identify when oxygen therapy is required

• Administer oxygen using the required flow rate for the following oxygen delivery devices:

• Non-re-breather mask

• Bag, valve and mask

• Administer oxygen to a patient in line with agreed ways of working

Assessment and Marking

The course Instructor is responsible for determining whether delegates pass or fail based on practical and oral assessment throughout the course, i.e. by observation and oral questioning, as well as the completion of a multiple-choice question paper at the end of the course. The Instructor will only award a pass if they believe that delegates have displayed the requisite understanding and competencies at the end of each session throughout the course and successfully completed the question paper.


This qualification lasts for 3 years. To renew the qualification, learners will need to retake the full course. However, it is recommended that during the 3-year period, the learners attend annual refresher courses.

Course Price and other information

A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.

This is a classroom-based course of 6 contact hours. Dependent on the learner’s experience, there may well be some pre-course or post-course reading.

£90 + VAT per person. Dates available on request.


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