O2 Therapy

Minimum Classroom Time - 6 hours

Maximum No. of Students - 12

Price: £90 pp

O2 Therapy

SCQF Level 6 Award (Scotland) Qualification title:
Award in Oxygen Therapy Administration at SCQF Level 6

Unit title: Administration of Oxygen Therapy Unit 1

QCF Level 3 Award (England, Northern Ireland and Wales) Qualification title
Level 3 Award in Oxygen Therapy Administration

Unit title: Administration of Oxygen Therapy


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.


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.


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 indication for the use of oxygen
  • Explain contraindications prohibiting use of oxygen
  • Outline health and safety rules for the use, storage & handling
  • 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 mak
  • Administer oxygen to a patient in line with agreed ways of working
  • Explain dangers of using compressed gas


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.


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


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.

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