Allergen awareness training

Allergen awareness training

Do you require training in allergen awareness?

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.

Is this the right allergen awareness course for me?

This allergen awareness course is aimed at anyone working within the food industry .

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.

The course is one of a range of online food safety courses that we provide.

Allergen awareness: what is covered?

This allergen awareness course covers general allergies, food allergies and food intolerances and explains the differences between them.

It covers the 14 allergens controlled by legislation along with food additives and how they can trigger allergic reactions.

It takes a detailed look at the symptoms of food allergies and takes in the wider picture discussing the current theories of why rates are increasing.

It then finishes off by covering practical steps that can be taken to reduce the risk from allergens and also what steps can be taken both internally and externally to monitor the control measures.

Modules covered in the course

Module 1        Food Intolerance and Allergens: the Basics

Module 2        Food Intolerances – Causes and Symptoms

Module 3        Allergies – Causes and Symptoms

Module 4        Allergen Facts

Module 5        Food Allergens and the Law

Module 6        Food Allergens – Practical Steps

Module 7        Allergen Information for Consumers

Module 8        Internal Monitoring and Review

Module 9        External Monitoring and Review

How long will it take to complete this course and how will I be assessed?

This 100% online allergen awareness course can be completed anywhere.

All you need is an internet-enabled device (computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone) and an internet connection.

Most students complete this course in just 100 minutes.

At the end of each module, students face a multiple choice test.

You must score at least 70% in all four multiple choice tests in order to pass the course and receive your certificate of achievement.

Which bodies recognise this course?

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service both approve this course, giving you reassurance and peace of mind that the quality and standards of the material you will be taught is first class.

Course: Allergen Awareness

Accreditations and approvals: CPD & ROSPA
Course time: 100 minutes
Assessment method: Multiple choice test

Pass mark: 70% in each module

Cost: £35 + VAT

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