Oxygen Therapy Administration

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  • £90 Inc VAT
  • Maximum 12 Delegates per course

  • 6 hours (1 day)

  • Certificate lasts 3 years


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 , 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.


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

Delegates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify for this course.


This qualification lasts for3 years. To renew their qualification delegates will need to retake the full course. However, it is recommended that, during the 3 year period, delegates attend annual refresher courses.

A range of methods are used, including practical and questioning (open and multiple-choice).


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

We are able to deliver this course on your site, subject to a pre-course assessment of your premises, reducing your costs in respect of additional time out and travelling.


£90.00 inc vat. Certificate and book

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What is covered?

  • 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, and 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 non re-breather masks and bag, valve and masks
  • Administer oxygen to a patient in line with agreed ways of working

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Course Breakdown

QCF Level 3 Award (England, Northern Ireland and Wales)
Qualification title: FAA Level 3 Award in Oxygen Therapy Administration Code 601/475/4
Unit 1 title: Administration of Oxygen Therapy Unit 1 code T/506/4958
SCQF Level 6 Award (Scotland)
Qualification title: Award in Oxygen Therapy Administration at SCQF Level 6 Code R415 04
Unit 1 title: Administration of Oxygen Therapy Unit 1 code UG39 04

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