Essential Food Allergy Awareness online training

The Essential Food Allergy Awareness online training course is designed to provide essential knowledge and skills to anyone involved in handling or serving food, with a particular focus on managing allergens. Whether you are a chef, server, or work in food manufacturing, the course covers key topics such as recognizing allergens, preventing cross-contamination, and implementing effective prevention measures.

With an engaging and interactive learning experience that includes quizzes, the course is accessible to all, regardless of prior knowledge or experience.

Upon completion, learners will have a thorough understanding of how to manage food allergens safely and effectively, with a certificate of completion to demonstrate their competency to employers and customers alike.


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Training Outcomes

You will find the Essential Food Allergy Awareness online training to be a unique and interactive learning experience that provides you with a comprehensive understanding of food allergies and how to manage them effectively in your food business. The course is designed to be engaging and interactive, with a range of resources and case studies to support you in applying your knowledge to practice.

The online course offers several benefits, such as:

  • Flexibility: Learners can complete the course at their own pace, anytime and anywhere, making it ideal for those with busy schedules or who cannot attend traditional classroom-based training.
  • Interactivity: The course offers an interactive learning experience, with quizzes, videos, and case studies to keep learners engaged and help them retain the information.
  • Certification: Successful completion of the course results in a Food Allergy Awareness certification, demonstrating your commitment to providing safe and inclusive food service to your customers.

If you have any concerns regarding food allergies in your business, the course will equip you with the knowledge to handle them appropriately. 

Who is the course for?

The Essential Food Allergy Awareness online training course is suitable for anyone involved in the food industry, including managers, chefs, and those in food manufacturing, handling or food service. It is important to have a solid understanding of food safety and allergen control to prevent allergic reactions and keep consumers safe. 

The course covers common food allergens, symptoms of allergic reactions, and how to prevent cross-contamination. It provides learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement effective allergen control measures, including proper cleaning and sanitation procedures and accurate food labelling.

Course duration

The course duration is approximately  1 hour 30 minutes. You have the flexibility to log in and out of the course at your convenience, allowing you to complete it at your own pace

Course Content

When you enrol in the Essential Food Allergy Awareness online training course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to prevent, identify, and manage allergens in the food industry. The course is suitable for anyone involved in food production, handling, or serving, regardless of prior knowledge or experience.

You will learn about the most common allergens, including peanuts, gluten, and dairy, and how to recognise the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction. The course will teach you how to minimise the risk of allergen exposure by implementing effective prevention measures, such as proper labelling and segregation of allergen-containing ingredients.

One key aspect of the course is avoiding cross-contamination. You will learn how to prevent cross-contact between allergen-containing and allergen-free foods, and how to effectively clean and sanitize food preparation surfaces and equipment to reduce the risk of allergen exposure.

By the end of the course, you will have the knowledge and skills needed to manage food allergens safely and effectively in your workplace. You will receive a certificate of completion that demonstrates your understanding of the course material and your commitment to ensuring the safety of those with food allergies.


  • Learn to recognise common allergens and their symptoms
  • Understand how to prevent cross-contamination and implement effective prevention measures.

Test and Certificate

This is an ongoing assessment course, and on-site induction is necessary to be familiar with the layout and signage equipment. Successful completion of the course will result in a certificate of accreditation.


A: No, there are no prerequisites for taking the course. The Level course is designed for individuals with no prior knowledge of safegarding.

A: Yes, there are discounts available for group purchases of the course. Please contact the course provider for more information on group discounts.

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Learning Partnership

iQualifi and iHASCO have partnered to offer online training and education solutions to individuals and organizations. iQualifi specialises in vocational safety qualifications and iHASCO provides eLearning solutions for health and safety, compliance, and soft skills training. This partnership allows learners to earn nationally recognised qualifications from iQualifi while benefiting from iHASCO’s eLearning delivery expertise.

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Customer Support 

If you have any questions or need assistance, our sales, finance, and education team is here to help. Simply give us a call 0800 8611896 or 01344 867 088. Our interactive lessons take 1-2 hours to complete and are available at any time, allowing you to log in and out at your convenience. We also offer telephone support to assist with any questions or issues. 


The course is truly exceptional and has received numerous glowing reviews on Trustpilot, with users rating it a perfect five stars. It’s no wonder why so many people have praised this course, as it offers a comprehensive and engaging learning experience. With expertly designed interactive lessons that are easy to follow, you’ll quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.