What will I learn?

Learners will learn how to

  • Explain the term ‘food hypersensitivity’.
  • Recognise the common symptoms of allergic reactions, anaphylaxis, coeliac disease, and food intolerances.
  • Identify the 14 food allergens which must be declared if they are used as an ingredient.
  • Understand what the law says about allergen labelling and declaration, and what you need to do to comply.
  • Know how to communicate to engage positively with the food hypersensitive customer.
  • Describe how to convey accurate allergen information in food items to the customer.
  • Implement procedures and practices to control allergenic cross-contamination.
  • Know how to respond in an emergency when a customer has symptoms of a severe allergic reaction.

    Where will it lead me?

    Learners may be interested in progressing onto our Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering course

    Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for this course but ideally delegates will have some food handling experience.

  • Fees:


    Level of Study:


    • - (On enquiry)




    Sparsholt College, SO21 2NF


    09:00 - 16:30