Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Oxygen

Half Day Qualification In Oxygen Administration & Airway Management

This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility to be able to safely administer and monitor the effects of emergency oxygen within their scope of practice.

Qualification Summary

The aim of the Oxygen Therapy and Basic Life Support course is to enable learners to safely and correctly administer Oxygen. The course provides a review of Basic Life Support techniques, before moving on to the safe use of Oxygen. The course also covers airway management in more depth that on a standard First Aid Course.

Who Should Take This Qualification ?

You should take this course if you are interesting in, or have a need to administer oxygen. This may be because you are, or employ people who are, working in a confined space, for example tank cleaning operations or working in sewers. Also, where there is a risk of exposure to certain chemicals and gases, such as hydrogen cyanide, then Oxygen Administration is recommended (See The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981. Guidance on Regulation, page 34).


Learners must be at least 16 years old on the first day of the training. Before they can register on to this qualification, Learners must have:

  • Successfully completed a minimum of a Level 3 First Aid at Work (QCF) (FAW) or higher level first aid/ emergency care qualification or QA recognised equivalent, and
  • Knowledge/awareness of an automated external defibrillator (AED) if it isn’t incorporated into the FAW
You will be required to complete practical activities & assessments during the Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Oxygen. Learners do not need good literacy skills to complete the course or qualification, but there is a learner workbook that must be completed through the course. Please contact us for further details.

What Will I Learn ?

During the Oxygen Therapy and Basic Life Support course you will learn how and when to administer oxygen to a casualty. You will also learn the safety concerns with carrying, storing and administering oxygen. Time is spent reviewing basic life support before learning how to include oxygen in the CPR and resuscitation process. New equipment such as airway adjuncts, bag valve mask (BVM) and pulse oximeters are introduced and discussed.

Qualification Structure

The Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Oxygen has one unit that learners are required to complete in order to achieve the qualification.

  • Administering emergency oxygen
This qualification is half a day in duration.

You may wish to consider the qualifications and courses listed below as alternatives or complimentary qualifications.  You should always ensure that your chosen qualification meets your requirements and needs assessment.

The items listed below can typically be added to this qualification.  Please get in touch for full details.

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Coronavirus / COVID-19 Statement

We have taken a number of steps to ensure our training is safe and conforms to all current guidance and legislation. Should there be a change in guidance or legislation we may need to amend our schedule or offer learners free transfer to a new training date. Read more on our blog post on Safe & Socially Distanced First Aid Training here

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Qualification Info

  • Open Price £ 45.00*
    per person at one of our venues
  • Full Price £ 275.00*
    Full course held at your venue
  • Max Learners 12*
    max number of learners
  • Qualification Type Regulated (RQF) Certification is issued by an Awarding Organisation
  • Duration 1 Days
    Example schedule 14:00 - 17:30
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