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The Food Allergen Awareness Training course is ideal for nutritionists, food, catering and hospitality professionals who want to gain an in-depth understanding of the different types of allergies and their prevention measures. This course is also suitable for those who have food allergies themselves or are parents of children with allergies.
It is important to understand food allergies if you work in a profession where food is handled and customers may ask for advice on their food choices. This course will teach the differences between food allergies and intolerances, how to recognise the symptoms of food allergies, read food labels, and much more. It also provides practical training on how to treat someone suffering from anaphylactic shock from food allergens.
If you work in a restaurant or own a food business, this course will ensure your full competency when dealing with allergens. It will also give you the confidence to advise customers on what foods to avoid and deal with any food-related emergencies.
Who should take the course
This comprehensive training course is ideal for food, catering and hospitality professionals, as well as anyone who wants to learn more about food allergens. This includes:
- Restaurant Owners
- Restaurant Managers
- Waiting Staff
- Catering assistants
- Nutritionists & Dietitians
Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.
By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.
In module one, we will learn what a food allergy is, exploring the 14 major types of allergens, as well as the difference between food allergies and intolerances. It also provides essential information on how to treat anaphylactic shock.
In module two, we will gain a deeper understanding of the different types of food allergens and how to read food labelling information. It also discusses allergen requirements for food businesses.
In module three, we will explore food allergens in the vegan diet, with tips on how to order food and takeaways safely. It also provides guidance on how to create allergen-friendly meals at home.
In module four, we will learn about allergy prevention measures, with tips on when to seek medical advice and how to treat different allergic reactions. It also explains medical advice on how to use an auto-injector.