Allergen Awareness e-Learning

Allergy Awareness e-Learning

Allergen Awareness e-Learning

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.

Who should complete this course

  • Food handlers
  • Those managing food producing businesses
  • Childcare professionals
  • Carers

Course syllabus

  • Food Intolerance and Allergens: the Basics
  • Food Intolerances – Causes and Symptoms
  • Allergies – Causes and Symptoms
  • Allergen Facts
  • Food Allergens and the Law
  • Food Allergens – Practical Steps
  • Allergen Information for Consumers
  • Internal Monitoring and Review
  • External Monitoring and Review

Course duration

  • With this on-line course you can stop and restart your learning to suit your time constraints
  • 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)
  • Please note you will need a 3Mb+ internet enabled device (e.g. computer, laptop, tablet or smart-phone) to study this course, which is Windows7 or MAC OSX10.8+ with Flash Player 10+

Course costs

Assessment

  • The course consists of six modules with questions at the end. 
  • You are given the chance to review all your answers at the end of each module before final submission and you will be given 3 attempts at each module to achieve a pass
  • On successful completion of the course, you will be able to download your certificate to print immediately
  • This course is approved by CPD
    (Our CPD approved courses are owned by VideoTile Learning Ltd and are distributed under licence)

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