Oxygen Therapy Admin

Oxygen Therapy Administration

Oxygen Therapy Administration

RQF Level 3 Award Qualification title: FAA Level 3 Award in Oxygen Therapy Administration

Unit title: Oxygen Therapy Administration  


Oxygen is used as a medical treatment in both chronic and acute cases, and can be used in hospital, pre-hospital or entirely out of hospital, dependent on the needs of the casualty and their medical professionals' opinions. A common use of supplementary oxygen is for casualties with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the occurrence of chronic bronchitis or emphysema which is a long-term, progressive disease of the lungs that primarily causes a shortness of breath. This qualification is designed for learners to learn the guidelines for the use of oxygen therapy and be able to administer oxygen therapy.


A minimum of six contact hours, consisting of theoretical and practical activities.


A range of subjects is covered including:

  • The respiratory system
  • The circulatory system
  • The nervous system
  • The respiratory muscles
  • Guidelines for the use of Oxygen Therapy, including contraindications, safety information and precautions
  • Use, storage and handling
  • Administering Oxygen Therapy 
  • Record keeping


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

Number of candidates

A minimum of 6 and 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.

Price (min. 6 persons)

From 6 to 7 candidates: £65/candidate

From 8 to 9 candidates: £55/candidate

From 10 to 12 candidates: £45/candidate



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