Over the past few years, the number of people who experience allergic reactions has been steadily rising. Today, there are an estimated two million people in the UK living with an allergy.
The objective of this qualification is to introduce learners working with children, working in adult health and social care, or working in the service sector, to allergens, allergies, food labelling, and allergy awareness for those who are either working with children, working in adult health and social care, or working in the service sector. The course includes information on the symptoms of allergic reactions, the treatments available for allergic reactions, and first aid for those experiencing a severe allergic reaction.
Who is suitable?
The course is suitable for a wide range of learners who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of allergies. It may be useful as an introduction for those who wish to pursue a career in working with people who have allergies, or those preparing for a wide range of job roles in diverse sectors which require them to have an awareness of allergies as part of their responsibilities. This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 or above.
What you will learn?
This course is split into three manageable units. The learner will complete two mandatory units then select a third from the choices available, as shown below.
Unit 1: Allergens, allergies and intolerances (Mandatory)
Unit 2: Food labelling and packaging (Mandatory)
Unit 3: Allergy awareness for those working with children (Optional)
Unit 4: Allergy awareness for those working in adult health and social care (Optional)
Unit 5: Allergy awareness for those working in the service sector (Optional)
Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study. We ensure you get all the support you need throughout your course in the form of a personal Tutor and a Learner Support Advisor.
- Gain a nationally recognised qualification
- Establish a long-standing career pathway within your sector
- This course is delivered via distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where you study
- Study will enhance both your personal skills and professional development
- Personal Tutors are assigned to you to ensure you have the support needed to succeed.