Allergen Awareness

£25.00 (excluding VAT)

About The Course

Allergies occur when the body’s immune system reacts to a usually harmless substance as though it is harmful. Why this happens, isn’t clear. However, most sufferers come from families that have a history of allergies, or related problems. Every year, the number of people with allergies is increasing so having an awareness of potential allergens and why they can be harmful is becoming more important, particularly if you work in the service industry.

What Does The Course Cover?


Module 1 Food Intolerance and Allergens: the Basics 70%
Module 2 Food Intolerances – Causes and Symptoms 70%
Module 3 Allergies – Causes and Symptoms 70%
Module 4 Allergen Facts 70%
Module 5 Food Allergens and the Law 70%
Module 6 Food Allergens – Practical Steps 70%
Module 7 Allergen Information for Consumers 70%
Module 8 Internal Monitoring and Review 70%
Module 9 External Monitoring and Review 70%
  • General food allergies and intolerances, and the differences between them

  • The 14 allergens controlled by legislation along with food additives and how they can trigger allergic reactions
  • The symptoms of food allergies and the discussion around the current theories of why rates are increasing

  • Practical steps that can be taken to reduce the risk from allergens
  • Practical steps that can be taken both internally and externally to monitor the control measures




Who Should Attend?

Allergic reactions can have serious consequences, so knowing which substances can cause them and how to avoid cross contamination is vital to anyone working in the food industry.  This course is therefore, aimed at anyone working within the food industry, at any level.  It is suited to individual learners who are looking to increase their knowledge and understanding in this area.  It is also relevant to business owners who might want to put all of their staff through the training.

Course Price:
£25.00 + VAT

Try Module 1 For Free Before You Buy

If you are looking to book a course for your team, we offer bulk discounts for 10 or more courses.
We offer various pricing options dependent on quantity .
We are also able to mix and match courses as per your requirements to qualify for the bulk discounted rates.

Give us a call on 0800 158 8314 to discuss further.

Further Progression

Our Food Safety level 2 courses go hand in hand with Allergen Awareness as they provide detailed information on food safety and hygiene practices. They are industry specific so more relevant than generic courses and should be completed by anyone who is handling food. For supervisors and managers in the food industry our Introduction to HACCP Level 2 course provides an in depth introduction to Hazard Analysis and managing critical control points so that food remains safe for consumption from farm to fork. As with many of our Health and Safety courses if candidates are undertaking this training it is likely that other subjects such as Fire Safety or Slips Trips and Falls will also be relevant to them.

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Course Duration

100 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 7+ or Mac OSX (10.8+)
  • Browser: A modern and up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Additional Software: Flash Player (latest version)
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

Why Train With Us?

  • Free Try Before You Buy Option

    To ensure you are 100% happy with your investment, we are offering Module 1 for free so you can try before you buy.

  • Real Work Environments

    Videos are set in real life work environments which helps the learner to relate to the content more effectively

  • Learn In Your Own Time

    Once you have downloaded the course, you have 24/7 access to the materials and can study at your own pace.

  • Discounted Course Bundles Available

    Discounts available for 10 courses or more.  You have the option to “mix and match” courses and the discount is offered when bought at the same time.

  • Engaging and Interactive Content

    Live pictures, animated graphics, quiz style questions and the personality of the presenter form part of a very effective virtual learning environment.

  • Digital Certificates

    As soon as you have successfully completed the course, your digital Certificate will be immediately available to download and print.

  • 12 Months Access

    Once the course has been downloaded, you have access to the course and materials for 12 months

  • Choose From 91 Courses

    We offer courses in Business, Health & Safety, Health & Social Care, Fire Safety and Food Handling

  • Approved by Recognised Industry Bodies

    Courses are approved by OFQUAL, HSE, RoSPA, CPD, and other regulatory bodies and are updated every quarter to reflect changes in legislation

  • Subscription Service

    Generic Credit and Unlimited Usage Subscriptions are available if you are looking to train your whole team in different areas.

  • High Speed Download

    We have used specialist online video production methods allowing for extremely high quality, fast video download

  • Outstanding Customer Service

    Our dedicated support team are on hand to answer any queries you may have

CPD Accreditation

CPD Certified

On successful completion of the course you will be able to print off your quality assured certificate immediately. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

This course is accredited by the CPD Certification Service which recognises that it conform to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also approved by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, as providing quality and content-approved training.

Benefits of Online Learning

Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective, which means that you can progress through the modules at your own pace and in your own time.  You have 24/7 access to the materials which are available to download on pc’s, laptops, tablets and your phone, so you can easily fit the training in around your work and personal life.