Food Allergen Awareness Course

£10.00 +VAT

This online course has been designed for all staff working in a food business, in accordance with the requirements of the Food Information Regulations 2014. It offers learners a basic understanding of food allergen hazards and the associated risks to consumer health.

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To register multiple learners or to purchase one course to assign to someone else choose Group and then enter the number of learners

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Food Allergen Awareness Course

The Food Allergen Awareness course is an entirely online course which offers learners a basic understanding of food allergen hazards and their associated risks to consumers’ health.  The course has been designed to meet the allergen awareness requirements of the Food Information Regulations 2014.

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The Food Allergen Awareness course Duration

The estimated duration of the Food Allergen Awareness course is 1.5 hours.  Candidates may log in and out of the system and therefore do not need to complete the course in a single sitting. Learner course progress is automatically saved, so that they may return to the course whenever they wish and as a result course completion is entirely in the hands of the learner.


The Food Allergen Awareness course Access Period

Learners receive 90 days of access to the Food Allergen Awareness course materials from the date of registration, therefore the course can be completed straightaway or at one’s leisure.  Learners receive individual login details and can access the course using any device, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  This provides learners with the flexibility to train on the go, whenever and wherever they wish, providing a more economical training option for small and large businesses.

Candidates who are registered by their manager using the GROUP option will receive 90 days of course access from the date an account is assigned to them, therefore allowing businesses to purchase multiple user accounts, safe in the knowledge that they will not expire until they are assigned to learners.

Course access ceases immediately following a successful final exam submission, thereafter course materials can not be viewed.


Who Requires The Food Allergen Awareness Course

The Food Allergen Awareness course is suitable for the induction of new staff members or development training of existing staff members. It will enable them to understand how allergens can affect the business in which they are working and their subsequent responsibilities.

The Food Information Regulations 2014 state that all staff in a food business whether in production or administration should receive basic allergen awareness training.

This course can also be used as a valuable part of a school, or other educational programme.  Furthermore, the opportunity for learners to gain an instant achievement certificate is highly motivating.


The Food Allergen Awareness course Content

The Food Allergen Awareness course consists of 3 core units, concluded by a final exam:


Each unit consists of topics and interim quizzes which must be completed before progress.  At each stage, learners must click a ‘MARK COMPLETE’ button to progress. This serves as a means by which course progress can be tracked and is particularly useful in situations where learners are enrolled by a manager.

Using clearly defined Units and Topics provides candidates with a structured framework that allows them to set achievement targets as they progress through the course.  Each course section is marked with a green check following completion, allowing learners to leave and easily recommence training.


The Food Allergen Awareness course Aims

By the end of the Food Allergen Awareness course, learners should.

  • Identify the common symptoms of allergic reactions and food intolerance.
  • Recognise the importance of providing accurate allergen information and the potential implications of failing to provide correct information to consumers.
  • Identify food allergen cross-contamination hazards and controls at specific process steps from purchase to service.
  • Identify methods of locating accurate allergen information.
  • Identify common food allergens and foods commonly causing intolerance.
  • Know common sources and vehicles of contamination, and appropriate hygiene controls that food handlers should follow to prevent allergenic contamination in catering businesses.
  • Recognise how allergen information can be provided effectively.

Achievement of these course aims will provide learners and their employers with a degree of confidence that safety levels in the particular work environment have been enhanced.  Additionally, the receipt of an approved certificate will serve as a recognition of learner achievement and also provide proof if necessary of regulatory compliance.


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Click the BUY NOW button at the bottom of this page or the ADD TO CART button above to begin. We accept Individual or Multiple user registrations.  Furthermore, managers can purchase as an individual and then convert to a group at a later stage.

We offer multiple learner enrolment discounts, which are applied straightaway to your purchase.

For details on multiple learner course purchases click here



You may begin the Food Allergen Awareness course straight away.  Following payment, you will receive 90 days of access to the course materials.  You will be logged into your course straightaway and login details will also be sent instantly to your email address.

Course access is available 24/7 and 365 days a year.  Support services are available via telephone and email, and indeed you may contact us by email 24 hours a day.  The system will save your course progress automatically, therefore allowing you to leave and return to the course whenever you wish.

step 3


The online final exam consists of 20 multiple choice questions and has a pass mark of 80%.   The final exam can be accessed straightaway after all of the course units have been completed. It does not have a time limit. During the final exam, course units cannot be accessed and therefore the exam integrity is maintained.

Free resits are available if you make an unsuccessful exam submission.  Candidates may return to the course and review the content before resitting the exam.  Learners may resit the final exam on as many occasions as necessary to pass, as long as resits are made within the 90-day course access period.  There is no additional charge for resits and therefore only a single payment is required to complete this course.

successful completion of the Food Allergen Awareness course


The final certificate is instantly sent to your email address in PDF format, following a successful exam submission. Thereupon your course access will cease immediately.  You will receive an on-screen message confirming your result.

In the case of multiple learner enrolments, Group Leaders will instantly receive a copy of their learner’s certificate. Therefore providing an instant record of learner achievement.

CPD UK Member Organisation

Following successful completion of the Food Allergen Awareness course, a high-quality CPD Certified certificate will be sent to your email address.  The CPD Certification Service is a recognised auditor of compliance courses and therefore CPD Approval can be used to provide evidence of your achievement, for compliance and audit.

Food Allergen Awareness course certificate

Additionally, the certificate confirms that the course is recognised by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.  Our certificates have unique certificate numbers which can be verified.


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INDIVIDUAL LEARNER ENROLMENT  (applies to first time registrations)

  1. Click or Tap ADD TO CART.
  3. On the checkout page enter the BILL PAYERS details. 
  4. Choose the payment method and tick the ACCEPT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS box
  6. Once payment is completed you will be immediately logged into your account and you will also receive an email with your LOGIN details.

For instructions on the enrolment of multiple learners view the [MULTIPLE  LEARNERS] tab above.


What does GROUP mean

This refers to the registration of learners under an Admin control termed a GROUP. Group Leader accounts are Admin only accounts and do not have course access.  All learners will receive individual course access when assigned accounts from the group. 

How to purchase
  1. Choose the GROUP option (first time registrations)
  2. Enter the number of learner accounts required in the registration box
  3. Click ADD TO CART.
  4. On the CART page ensure that the number of learners has been correctly entered.
  6. On the CHECKOUT page enter the Bill Payer’s details.
  7. Choose the payment method and tick the ACCEPT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS box
  9. Once payment is completed you will receive an email with LOGIN details for your FREE Group Leader account.  Your purchased learner account credits will be automatically added to the group.
Do learners have to be enrolled immediately 

No.  Accounts purchased under the group option are initially added as credits to the group and will remain dormant indefinitely until they are used for learner registration.  They will never expire.

Enrolling your learners – 90 day licence

Group Leaders may assign accounts to named learners from their control panel.  Login details are then sent automatically to the learner by email, and thereafter course access is available to the learner account for a period of 90 days from the date they are registered.

Learners will receive individual login details by email,  immediately following their registration by the Group Leader.  Learner progress can be monitored from the Group Leader account

Can a Group Leader take the course

Yes.  If a Group Leader wishes to take the course they should assign an account to their name from the GROUP using a different email address for their learner account.


Discounts are available for Multiple User Account purchases and are based on the Quantity of user accounts purchased.   Discounts can be applied to Course Combinations as they are entirely based on the Cart Quantity.

Discounts are automatically applied by the system during the checkout process.


10    –    49   Users  – 10% Discount

50    –    139 Users –  25% Discount

140  –    199 Users –  32% Discount

200 + Users           –  40% Discount

User accounts are dormant at the time of purchase and will not expire.

Group Leaders can assign user accounts to learners from their control panel.  Learner accounts receive 90 days course access from the date they are assigned by a Group Leader.

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