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QA - Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Oxygen (RQF) course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the QA Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Oxygen (RQF) course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  Qualsafe Awards (Qualsafe). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
In most cases the awarding body (Qualsafe) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching. Visit Qualsafe web site

What is the QA - Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Oxygen (RQF) course?

Category: First-Aid
Level: Beginner

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with the skills and knowledge needed to safely administer medical oxygen in an emergency.

Successful Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed for the safe, prompt and effective use of administering oxygen in an emergency. Topics covered include: clinical need for oxygen therapy, oxygen delivery devices and administering emergency oxygen.

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Who is the QA - Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Oxygen (RQF) course designed for?

The QA Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Oxygen (RQF) has been specifically designed for those who have a responsibility for the treatment and/or management of casualties who need administration of emergency medical oxygen.This qualification is suitable for first aiders operating in a high risk environment, community first responders, cabin/film crew, fire, police and other emergency services personnel.

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.

What subjects does the QA - Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Oxygen (RQF) course cover?

This qualification comprises 1 mandatory unit with a Total Qualification Time (TQT) of 6 hours. Full details of this unit are in Appendix 1

  • Learners must complete all assessments in the unit successfully within the registration period to achieve the qualification. The maximum period to achieve the qualification, including any referrals is 4 weeks.
  • TQT is the total number of hours required for a Learner to achieve this qualification. It has 2 elements:
    • Guided Learning Hours (GLH) is the time a Learner is being taught and assessed under the immediate guidance of a Trainer / Assessor, which for this qualification is 3 GLH (minimum), and
    • The number of hours a Learner will reasonably be likely to spend in preparation, study, including assessment, as directed by, but not under the immediate guidance or supervision of a trainer, e.g. pre-course reading and assessment of the Learner Workbook, which for this qualification is 3 hours. 
How is the QA - Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Oxygen (RQF) course assessed?

1 x Learner Workbook,

1 x Practical assessment and continuous formative assessments conducted throughout the course.

QA - Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Oxygen (RQF) course dates and locations