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Upgrade your FREC3/4 Qualifications

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Administering Emergency Medical Gases

Options available: 

  • 1-day course
  • Bolt on to a FREC3 / 4 Qualification
  • This course retails at £99 per candidate.
  • There are no additional hidden charges. 
  • Discounts are available for repeat customers, charities and large group bookings.
  • Discount available for Bolt on to FREC3
  • Talk to us about booking your course today! courses@phcaw.org.uk 
  • Learners must be at least 16 years old on the first day of the training.

  • Before they can register for this qualification, Learners must have:
    Successfully completed a Level 3 First Aid at Work (QCF/RQF) (FAW) or QA-recognised equivalent, and
    Knowledge/awareness of an automated external defibrillator (AED) if it isn’t incorporated into the FAW
  • There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a
    minimum of Level 2 in literacy or equivalent and a basic understanding of first aid.

Book today: Courses@phcaw.org.uk 


The Qualsafe Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Medical Gases (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification that has been specifically designed for those who have a responsibility for providing treatment to patients who need medical gases administered.

Candidates will learn how to safely administer emergency oxygen, pre-operational inspections for oxygen therapy equipment and the clinical need for oxygen therapy when dealing with a range of conditions.

Candidates will also learn indications, contraindications and cautions for nitrous oxide and oxygen commonly referred to as Entonox. It’s a prehospital inhaled pain-relieving gas. 

Successful candidates will leave with the skills, knowledge and competencies needed to safely administer prompt and effective medical gases in an emergency.


  • Understanding the use of oxygen therapy,
    ∙ Health and safety principles for the use
    of oxygen
    ∙ Benefits of oxygen administration
    ∙ Indications for emergency oxygen
    ∙ Dangers for compressed gas
  • Administering emergency oxygen
  • Pre-operational inspections for oxygen
    therapy equipment
  • Clinical need for oxygen therapy for:
    ∙ Trauma
    ∙ Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    ∙ Hypoxemic
  • Delivery devices
  • Understanding the use of and administering
    a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen

It’s a great qualification for students wanting to upgrade their FREC3 or FREC4 Qualification to include oxygen and Entonox. Can also be Bolted on to a FREC3 or FREC4 Qualification.  


Book this course today by emailing courses@phcaw.org.uk 

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