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The RSPH Level 2 Award in Food Allergen Awareness has been designed to help food handlers:

  • Understand the impact of food allergy and intolerance
  • Identify, manage and control the risks associated with food allergens
  • Apply the principles of practical allergen management to develop good practice in the workplace
  • Provide allergen information, with confidence
Course details

Within the course the following topics will be covered:

  • Allergy and intolerance
  • Food labelling
  • Recognising hazards
  • Cross-contamination
  • Correct storage and handling
  • Correct food preparation
  • Information to be recorded
  • Risk Assessment

The tutor will use a range of teaching methods during the course which will include the following; group work, formative assessment, discussion, question and answer sessions.

Entry guidelines

Applicants should have communication and comprehension skills, at entry level, as there is a multiple choice assessment at the end of the course.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Equipment Required

Note pad and pen

Assessment Method

20 Multiple choice questions to be completed at the end of the course

Additional Information

Under the Food Information Regulations 2014, food business operators have a legal responsiblity to provide complete and correct food allergen information to customers. These regulations apply to all catering and retail businesses that serve or sell loose foods.

This qualification is aimed at everyone who prepares, serves or sells food in any type of food business.

Where can I progress to?

RSPH level 2 Food Safety in catering

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When does this course run?

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).