Administering emergency oxygen (QA level 3 award)

Hosted £499 (ex VAT)

You choose the date and provide the venue, usually your premises, and we provide the training and any necessary equipment.


This course is designed for those responsible for the care of casualties where the administration of emergency oxygen is required.

3.5 hour, maximum 12 delegates per course

This qualification and learning outcomes are based on recommendations by The Resuscitation Council (UK), Skills for Health Assessment Principles for First Aid qualifications, The British Thoracic Society and UK Ambulance Services Clinical Practice Guidelines 2016.

On completion of the course delegates should be able to demonstrate the administration of safe, prompt and effective use of emergency oxygen which can arise when providing emergency treatment and/or management in first aid situations.

Who Should Attend

The administration of emergency oxygen course is designed for individuals who have a specific requirement to be able to safely administer and monitor the effects of emergency oxygen within their scope of practice.

Delegates must have successfully completed a minimum of a level 3 first aid at work (QCF) (FAAW) or higher first aid/emergency care qualification, and have knowledge/awareness of an automated external defibrillator (AED) if it isn't incorporated into the FAAW qualification.


  • Introduction
  • Use of oxygen including:
  • Health and safety principles for use

    Benefits of oxygen administration

    Indications and contra-indications for emergency oxygen

    Dangers of compressed gas

  • Use of emergency oxygen during:
  • CPR

    AED usage

  • Pre-operational inspections of equipment
  • Clinical need for the administration of emergency oxygen
  • Oxygen delivery devices, including:
  • Nasal cannula

    Venture mask

    Non re-breather mask

    Bag valve mask

Please note this course can only be delivered to organisations who have oxygen cylinders available onsite.