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Cost:

Free if you meet the eligibility criteria (click here for details) and if you complete the course (click here for details of our terms and conditions)

Course description:

The qualification is suitable for learners who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of allergy awareness. It is designed for those who wish to understand allergies, the causes of allergies and what to do in case of an allergic reaction.

Who is the course suitable for?

This qualification is designed for those who wish gain the knowledge of Allergy Awareness. It will be particularly valuable to those who work in a service sector, with children or adults.

Entry requirements:

You will need to have at least a level 2 qualification to follow this course. You will need to demonstrate commitment and motivation to work through the specially prepared distance-learning materials. The learner must live in England and be over 19 years of age.

How is the course delivered?

There are two mandatory units and you have the option to follow three different pathways, depending on the sector or industry of your choice. These sectors are broken into units, including the children and education (Unit 3), the health and social care sector (Unit 4), and the service industry (Unit 5).

Candidates either work through an online platform or submit paper assessments, so there is no need to attend the college to gain the qualification. The learning materials contain the knowledge needed to meet the assessment requirements of the course and activities to allow candidates to practice their skills and test their learning. Assessments are knowledge based and will be short answer questions. Learners should complete the course within 8 weeks.

Course content:

Unit 1: Allergens, allergies and intolerances (MANDATORY)

  • Section 1: Understand food allergens, allergies and intolerances.
  • Section 2: Know the methods for allergy diagnosis and treatment.
  • Section 3: Know the methods for intolerance diagnosis and treatment.
    Unit 1 Summary:
    In this unit, you will learn the background knowledge behind allergies, allergens and intolerances. You will also gain an understanding of how allergies and intolerances are diagnosed and treated.

Unit 2: Food labelling and packaging (MANDATORY)

  • Section 1: Understand the importance of food labelling.
  • Section 2: Understand regulations for food labelling.
  • Section 3: Understand packaging regulations.
    Unit 2 Summary:
    In Unit 2, you will look at the different types of food labels, and why they are important in keeping those with allergies safe. You will then come to understand the regulations surrounding food labelling and be able to recognise when a label is incorrect.

Unit 3: Allergy awareness for those working with children (OPTIONAL)

  • Section 1: Know the signs and effects of allergic reactions.
  • Section 2: Understand how to reduce the risk of an allergic reaction.
    Unit 3 Summary:
    Unit 3 is an optional unit and all the information is focussed upon children. You will learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms of allergic reactions on different body parts and how to perform first aid on those who have experienced a severe reaction. You will then look at what can be done in order to reduce the risk in terms of medication, avoidance and medical ID jewellery.

Unit 4: Allergy awareness for those working in adult health and social care (OPTIONAL)

  • Section 1: Know the signs and effects of allergic reactions.
    Section 2: Understand how to reduce the risk of an allergic reaction.
    Unit 4 Summary:
    Unit 4 is an optional unit and all the information is focussed upon adult health and social care. In this unit, you will learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms of allergic reactions on different body parts and how to perform first aid on those who have experienced a severe reaction. You will then look at what can be done in order to reduce the risk in terms of avoidance, food preparation and medical ID jewellery.

Unit 5: Allergy awareness for those working in the service sector (OPTIONAL)

  • Section 1: Know the signs and effects of allergic reactions.
    Section 2: Understand how to reduce the risk of an allergic reaction.
    Unit 5 Summary:
    Unit 5 is an optional unit and all the information is focussed upon the service sector. In this unit, you will learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms of allergic reactions on different body parts and how to perform first aid on those who have experienced a severe reaction. You will then look at what can be done in order to reduce the risk in terms of food storage, handling and preparation.

Benefits:

  • You will gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • This course is delivered via distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where you study
  • Personal tutors are assigned to you to ensure you have the support needed to succeed.

Course Number (please note for application form): TBC

 

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