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Allergy Awareness for those Working in Adult Social Care Level 2

Course overview

This qualification will help students develop an understanding of allergies, their causes and what to do in the case of an allergic reaction.


Course duration

8 - 12 Weeks

Delivery method



Level 2




Funding is available subject to eligibility criteria. Please contact our team for advice on finance and funding options.

Suitable for

This course is catered for those who work with adults.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will understand allergies, what causes them and know what to do in case of an allergic reaction.

Course content

  • Allergens, allergies and intolerances:
    • Understand food allergens, allergies and intolerances
    • Methods for allergy diagnosis and treatment
    • Methods for intolerance diagnosis and treatment
  • Food labelling and packaging:
    • The importance of food labelling
    • Regulations for food labelling
    • Packaging regulations
  • Allergy awareness for those working in adult health and social care:
    • The signs and effects of allergic reactions
    • How to reduce the risk of an allergic reaction
    • How to perform first aid on those who have experienced a severe reaction
    • Reducing allergic reaction risk through avoidance and food preparation
    • Medical ID jewellery

Course requirements

Candidates will require the following equipment for distance learning:

  • PC or laptop with a microphone and speakers (a webcam is preferred but not essential)
  • Access to the internet and web browser application (e.g. Google Chrome)
  • An email account for file sharing

For more information about this course please contact us.

Queens Court Regent Street Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 2EG
Tel: 01226 216760 | Email: |

These course details were downloaded on 20/04/2024

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