Allergen Awareness

Allergen Awareness

This 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.

Approved by RoSPA & CPD - Duration 100 mins* - £35.00

Aims of the Course

By the end of the course, you will be able to;

  • Understand the difference between a food intolerance and allergen
  • Understand the causes and symptoms for both a food intolerance and allergy
  • Understand the legal requirements relevant to food allergies
  • Understand actions to take to reduce the risk of persons consuming allergens.
  • Learn about internal and external monitoring and reviews

Who should take this course

This course is suitable for anyone whose job role requires them to work with foods either in a restaurant, shop, manufacturer etc.

No previous knowledge or experience is needed to complete this course.

Course Content

Module Module Description
1 Food Intolerance and Allergens: Basics
2 Food Intolerances – Causes and Symptoms
3 Allergies – Causes and Symptoms
4 Allergen Facts
5 Food Allergens and the Law
6 Food Allergens – Practical Steps
7 Allergen information
8 Internal Monitoring and Review
9 External Monitoring and Review



Each module will have a set of questions you must answer correctly in order to successfully finish that module.

You will be asked 43 multiple choice questions and must achieve a pass mark of 70%. They are marked automatically as you progress so you will know whether you have passed the section before moving on to the next.


All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

On successful completion of the course, you will be sent an electronic quality assured certificate. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

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