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Accredited Level 2 Allergy Awareness Course for all those planning, supervising, cooking and serving food in a childcare setting. This flexible online video-based course following the approved syllabus is filmed on-location in an early years setting and a commercial kitchen, and is updated for 2017.
Fully accredited by QUALIFI, an OFQUAL regulated UK Awarding Organisation, this course provides a good understanding of the threats posed by the 14 key food allergens named in the recent legislation changes. It also explains your UK legal obligations and what to do in the event of a suspected food allergy incident (Anaphylactic shock).
Includes FREE unlimited online exam entry leading to a nationally recognised qualification (Endorsed Award) from OFQUAL regulated Awarding Organisation (certificate available as PDF download), and staff progress tracking system with every multiple purchase. (We recommend you compare these benefits carefully with those offered by other providers).
What does it cover?
This accredited course covers the nationally approved syllabus for Level 2 Food Allergen Awareness. It has additional content and context for professional childcare (Early Years) settings and is audited by and features an Paediatric First Aid specialist with first-hand experience of a life threatening food allergy. It includes the following content highlights:
- Latest allergenic ingredient law and updates and EYFS context
- Common mistakes when working with allergenic ingredients
- Defining food allergies, food intolerances, and Coeliac Disease
- 14 food allergens named in legislation, and the dangers of hidden ingredients
- How to create a simple system to manage the use of allergenic ingredients
- How to design allergy-aware recipes and ingredient factsheets for staff and parents
- How to make your premises allergy-ready incl suppliers, delivery, cooking and more
- Identifying allergenic attacks and emergency First Aid and EpiPen use on young children
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Why is this course necessary?
In December 2014 EU law changes came into effect that change the way UK catering and food manufacturing must handle the issue of food allergens.
Specifically the changes target the identification of any of 14 named allergenic food ingredients, and state how they must be declared and communicated about to all customers or users of the foodstuffs as ingredients in their own products.
It’s therefore vital that staff, from chefs and managers to everyone communicating with customers understand their legal and professional responsibilities with regard to food allergens. This course seeks to address a fundamental lack of understanding of food allergies; how they affect sufferers, and how the issue should be handled by catering staff including those advising and serving customers, cooking and preparing the food, and those designing menus and ordering ingredients.
Who is this course for?
This course is specifically designed to address food allergy awareness in a professional catering or care environment. This includes staff in kitchens through to front-of-house staff and those where catering for or feeding of member of the public is part of their job.
If you are a Childcare Professional this course has been specially enhanced to cover the issues surrounding the preparation for Food Allergies within a childcare environment and leads to the specialist accredited award, i.e. A ‘Level 2 Award in Food Allergies Awareness (Early Years)’.
What organisations & experts are involved in this course?
This course has been designed by The Safer Food Group, leading independent providers in Food Safety training with over 60,000 learners per year in the catering, hospitality and care sectors). It is co-authored and co-presented by Helen Underwood, a clinical First Aid specialist and food allergy sufferer. (Helen is also a Paediatric First Aid Specialist and features in the Childcare version of this course).
The course is Accredited by Awarding Organisation QUALIFI. QUALIFI support in excess of 150,000 learners per year on academic and vocational training programmes and are regulated by OFQUAL, the government’s regulator of qualifications in the UK.
The Childcare version of this course is also endorsed by NDNA National Day Nurseries Association.
Are there any limitations to this course?
It is important to note that this is a Level 2 course. While it intends to provide a basic grounding in the issues of food allergens/allergies, it is not comprehensive in terms of the range of specific food allergies covered. As such anyone involved in detailed menu or allergenic ingredient system planning should seek additional assistance/expertise if in any doubt. In addition the First Aid advice is offered as emergency guidance only and is not intended to replace the need for recognised accredited First Aid in the Workplace training/Paediatric First Aid training.
What are the key benefits of this course?
- Legal and practical awareness and understanding of food allergens
- Increased knowledge of (and compliance with) FSA/EHO rules
- More likelihood of a 5 Star Rating in FSA Premises Hygiene Rating System
- Improved employer’s Due Diligence defence
- Reduced likelihood of a serious food allergy related incident affecting you/your business (which can result in large fines or even imprisonment
Our Customers Said
"EASY TO UNDERSTAND"
It was easy to understand, the content was just right and it covered everything that i wanted it too. Will be recommending this to all my staff , definitely worth the money !
"SAFER ALLERGY AWARENESS"
I really enjoyed this course it is very informative. It's very easy to use. You can do it in your own time and at your own pace,the questions are multiple choice and easy to follow. There is alot of reading to start with but it's worth the time it takes. This is the second course i have done on line with this company. You also get your results straight away and you can print out your certificate instead of having to wait. I would like to do more online courses like this in the future. I would recommend this course and company to everyone.
"IT WAS FAB"
Took the allergy awareness test gotta say it was easy and well done was so happy all the questions were easy and it was gd to learn wd say to all friends if looking to do this go ahead as it was fab.
This course was ease to follow. Videos are good and go into great detail. Would recommend.