Allergen Awareness Training Online

This Allergen Awareness Training Online course is designed to give learners the knowledge of the 14 allergens controlled by legislation along with food additives and how they can trigger allergic reactions. Allergies occur when the body’s immune system reacts to a usually harmless substance as though it is harmful. Why this happens, isn’t clear. However, most sufferers come from families that have a history of allergies, or related problems. Every year, the number of people with allergies is increasing so having an awareness of potential allergens and why they can be harmful is becoming more important, particularly if you work in the service industry.

This course covers general allergies, food allergies and food intolerances and explains the differences between them. It covers the 14 allergens controlled by legislation along with food additives and how they can trigger allergic reactions. It takes a detailed look at the symptoms of food allergies and takes in the wider picture discussing the current theories of why rates are increasing. Training finishes off by covering practical steps that can be taken to reduce the risk from allergens and also what steps can be taken both internally and externally to monitor the control measures.

Certification & Accreditation:

Approved by ROSPA & CPD – CPD Units: 2


While this Allergen Awareness Training Online course focuses on UK Stats and Legislation, most importantly the requirements are all based on European Directives and European Norms and are applicable throughout Europe. Food Allergens are recognised as a growing public health issue and it is vital that all food handlers are trained in food allergen awareness. This online training covers the requirements of information requirements under Regulation (EC) 1160/2011 on the provision of information to consumers.

More information and Advice on allergens can be found in the following links.

Food Safety Authority of Ireland

Food Standards Agency UK

Features of Guardian Safety’ Allergens Awareness Training Online:

  • This Allergen Awareness Training Online course has been developed by leading experts
  • Our courses are accredited by either CPD, IIRSM, RoSPA or a combination of certification bodies
  • Training is entirely online with online assessments (with no time limits)
  • Allergen Awareness Training Online courses have a full audio voice-over
  • Most courses have Closed Captioning
  • On completion, certificates are Downloadable
  • Company accounts can be created for all courses
  • Group discounts are available on all training
  • Courses are suitable for all learner types as we use a combination of video, voice-over, text, quizzes and interactive activities

Benefits of Completing Allergen Awareness Training Online with Guardian Safety:

  • You can avoid crowded classrooms
  • You can learn at a pace that suits you
  • Learn where you want, when you want
  • Training can be completed in one sitting or as many sittings as you need.
  • If you lose your cert, don’t worry you can download from your customer account at any time, or drop us a mail and we will do it for you
  • Courses are exciting and interactive so keep you engaged


100 minutes to complete Allergen Awareness Training Online  (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

Module Number

Module Name

Pass % Required


Food Intolerance and Allergens: the Basics



Food Intolerances – Causes and Symptoms



Allergies – Causes and Symptoms



Allergen Facts



Food Allergens and the Law



Food Allergens – Practical Steps



Allergen Information for Consumers



Internal Monitoring and Review



External Monitoring and Review


Recommended System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 7+ or Mac OSX (10.8+)
  • Browser: A modern and up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Additional Software: Flash Player (latest version)
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

RoSPA Certified

This course is also approved by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, as providing quality and approved training.

Approved By CPD 

This courses is accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.