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Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Allergen Awareness and Control in Catering (RQF)


This qualification is aimed at food handlers and other staff involved in food preparation and service who work within the catering industry or who wish to do so.

The objective of the qualification is to support a role in the workplace. It is designed to provide knowledge and understanding of food allergens and foods commonly causing intolerances, their characteristics and effects, the importance of effectively communicating information regarding allergenic ingredients to customers, and how staff can minimise the risk of cross-contamination from allergenic ingredients. 

How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?

This qualification involves a half-day classroom-based course.

What qualifications do I need to take this qualification? 

There are no subject specific pre-requisites and the qualification is suitable for learners aged 14+. It is recommended that learners undertaking the qualification have a minimum of Level 1 in English and maths or equivalent. If you are unsure, please contact us to discuss the course requirements before booking your place.

How is the qualification assessed?

This qualification is assessed by an end-of-course 15 question multiple choice exam paper. The pass mark for the paper is 9 out of 15 questions correct (60%).

What next?

Individuals achieving this qualification may wish to progress on to other food safety and allergens related qualifications, such as Highfield Level 3 Award in Food Allergen Management in Catering (RQF), Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF). Please see the training pages on our website for details of these courses and other courses that we offer. 

Where can this course be taken?

We deliver this course in Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. See our website for all the information you need about our training venues and course dates. 


The cost of this half-day course is £45 + VAT (£54 total) 

Course dates

Our course dates for 2020 will be announced very soon.

How do I book my place? 

You can either download the course booking form from our website or email us for a copy of the booking form. If you have any questions, please contact us on the details below and we will be happy to help.

Telephone: 02920 871120