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. This course covers general allergies, food allergies and food intolerances and explain 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. Target Audience: This course is aimed at anyone working within the food industry and can be sold to individuals or pitched to businesses who might want to put all of their staff through the training.
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 CPD approval means that this course can be used by those that need to prove they are continually developing themselves. Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training in around their work and personal life.
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.
Allergen Awareness 1 Food Intolerance and Allergens: the Basics 70
Allergen Awareness 2 Food Intolerances - Causes and Symptoms 70
Allergen Awareness 3 Allergies - Causes and Symptoms 70
Allergen Awareness 4 Allergen Facts 70
Allergen Awareness 5 Food Allergens and the Law 70
Allergen Awareness 6 Food Allergens - Practical Steps 70
Allergen Awareness 7 Allergen Information for Consumers 70
Allergen Awareness 8 Internal Monitoring and Review 70
Allergen Awareness 9 External Monitoring and Review 70
Recommended System Requirements
• Browser: Up to date web browser
• Video: Up to date video drivers
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)
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).
This course will contain a series of online tests as part of the formal assessment process, to ensure students are effectively absorbing and understanding the learning topics covered during the course.
The tests will include:
End of Module Multiple Choice Test
Final Interactive Assessment Test
interactive course assessments
End of Module Test
At the end of each module within the course, learners will be asked to complete a series of short multiple choice tests. This is done to assess the learner’s ability and knowledge of the topics covered within the course. The results of these end of module test are instantaneous, so learners can track their grades as they progress through the course.
The results from the End of Module Multiple Choice Tests will not be weighted towards the final grade of the course. The end of module test provide reflective learning for student to understand and prepare for the type of questions contained within the final assessment.
Final Assessment Test
The final assessment test is an online interactive examination containing 50 questions to be completed within a 60 minute time frame. The final assessment will contain questions from all modules and topics covered within the course. Prior to taking the final assessment learners have the ability to take a mock simulation test, to understand the question styles and format of the final assessment before taking the real test.
The results from the final assessment test will count 100% towards the final grade for the course. The results are instantaneous so learners will be informed straight away as to how they have performed on the assessment.
If learners are unsuccessful in the first attempt at the final assessment test, learners can retake the final assessment test an unlimited number of times until a pass grade or higher is achieved. This course comes with a complete exam pass guarantee. Learners can take the test an unlimited number of times until they pass, which is included in the price of the course.
Upon successful completion of the final assessment test, certificates for the course will be produced within 1-3 working days.
Upon completion of the course learners will be awarded with the CPD Certificate of Achievement Award.
This course is CPD accredited with the CPD Certification Service. Your certificate will display the universally recognised CPD Certification Service logo as proof of your knowledge and competencies gained from taking this course.
The Certificate of Achievement will provide proof that you have studied the course and will contain your grade classification level. You can use the certificate from us as part of your portfolio of evidence and/or use it to attend job or academic interviews.
The CPD certification is also a vital measure of your professional commitment, as taking this course clearly demonstrates your potential to employers and the value that you can bring to an organisation. It shows that you are serious about your chosen career sector and it can be that crucial step in helping you to gain a new job or promotion.
What is CPD?
The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent organisation operating across all sectors to complement CPD polices of professional and academic institutions. Recognised nationally by employers, professional organisations and academic intuitions the CPD Certification Service is a valuable certificate to achieve.
CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. CPD is a commitment to lifelong learning, a skill that is invaluable to all people in society. Employers from both the public and private sectors, as well as academic intuitions across the UK and internationally recognise Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
CPD is a great way for individuals to gain new skills, improve their job prospects, gain greater job satisfaction and also help to secure a promotion.
Benefits of CPD
Regardless of where you are in your career, undertaking a CPD course can help you;
Enhance your employment opportunities
Improve career satisfaction
Track prior learning
Show you are up-to-date with the requirements of your job
Contribute to your CV
Lead to further education
Demonstrate your commitment and value within your organisation
Prepare you for promotion
When you finish with the course your certificate will contain the recognised CPD mark.