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Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Oxygen (RQF)


Qualification Overview

Learners 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.

Intended audience

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.

While achievement of this qualification confirms Learners have met both the theoretical and practical requirements, this does not imply a ‘license to practice’ – the scope of practice will be determined by the organisation responsible for oxygen provision.

This qualification does not allow a Learner to obtain, store or administer oxygen without clinical governance.

How long is the course and how long is the qualification valid for?

This is a 3 guided learning hours course, has 1 unit and is valid for a period of 1 year. The learner needs to retake the qualification before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.

What is the maximum number of learners allowed on the course?

There is a maximum of 12 learners allowed on one course.

Entry requirements

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 (RQF or 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.

How is the course assessed?

Practical assessments – observed by the Trainer throughout the course, with the results of each learning outcome recorded on the practical assessment paperwork.

There is 1 practical assessment for this qualification: Administering emergency oxygen.

Theory assessments – a workbook for each Learner and we recommend Learners answer all the questions/ activities successfully on the day of the course.

Formative assessments – a range of informal assessment procedures employed by the Trainer/Assessor during the learning process to measure each Learner’s knowledge, skills and understanding related to the assessment criteria.

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