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Allergy Awareness Training

In 2010, Mintel reported that over 44% of the UK adult population have one orAllergens on table more allergies, some of which are food allergies.

It is more important than ever to ensure that food businesses understand their legal obligations to their customers and their responsibilities when it comes to providing information about allergens.

Breaching the law on allergens can have serious consequences for businesses and their customers. To support businesses to understand their obligations, we offer two training courses:

  • Practical half-day workshop in partnership with Allergy UK
  • Level Two half-day course accredited by Highfields

We have also partnered with Allergy UK to support their Allergy Aware Scheme - take a look at the the documents below for more information

 

Allergy UK Practical Training Workshop

This course is a great introduction to allergens or for those who wish to find out more about the Allergy Awareness Scheme. The course covers areas such as the extent of food allergens, allergen information and management, how to deal with incidents and information about the Allergy Awareness Scheme. 

How long does the course take?

This course is a half-day course and an example timetable can be found below.

What qualifications do I need to take this course?

You do not require any qualifications to take this course as it is designed for everyone. As the course is taught in English, we recommend that you are able to understand and speak English, to be able to participate fully in the course.

How is the course assessed?

There is no formal assessment for this course but you will receive an attendance certificate dual branded by both Shared Regulatory Services and Allergy UK to keep in your training records, to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of your responsibilities in this area. 

What next?

If you would like to develop your allergen knowledge further or apply for the Allergy Aware Scheme, you may wish to move on to our Level Two Award in Allergen Awareness course. Please see below for details of this course.

Where can I take this course?

We run courses in Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Please see below for our upcoming dates and venues.

Cost?

The cost for this course is £25 + VAT (£30 total)

Course dates

Our next course is on the following date:

PLEASE NOTE: We prioritise the health and safety of our staff and the public, so these dates may be subject to change due to official guidance issued relating to the Coronavirus – Covid 19. Please do not make any travel or accommodation arrangements to attend our courses until the course has been confirmed as going ahead, as they are currently subject to change.’ 

  • 30th June, 2020 (City Hall, King Edward VII Ave, Cardiff, CF10 3ND)
  • 9th September, 2020 (Civic Offices, Holton Road, Barry, CF63 4RU)
  • 18th November, 2020 (City Hall, King Edward VII Ave, Cardiff, CF10 3ND)

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

Email: training-srswales@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk 

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

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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. 

Cost?

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

Course dates

Our next courses will be held on:

PLEASE NOTE: We prioritise the health and safety of our staff and the public, so these dates may be subject to change due to official guidance issued relating to the Coronavirus – Covid 19. Please do not make any travel or accommodation arrangements to attend our courses until the course has been confirmed as going ahead, as they are currently subject to change.’ 

  • 28th July 2020 (City Hall, King Edward VII Ave, Cardiff, CF10 3ND)
  • 19th January 2021 (City Hall, King Edward VII Ave, Cardiff, CF10 3ND)
  • 18th March 2021 (Civic Offices, Holton Road, Barry, CF63 4RU)

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

Email: training-srswales@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk