Allergy Awareness in the Social Care Sector - Level 2
This FREE course provides essential knowledge and skills on allergies and managing allergic reactions. It is ideal for individuals in adult social care roles and employers seeking online training, the course covers allergen types, allergies, food labelling, reaction recognition, risk reduction, and first aid. For further details about the course and the content, please click Course Description below.
Develop knowledge of allergies and what to do in the event of an allergic reaction with our Level 2 Allergy Awareness for Those Working in Adult Social Care course. Perfect for individuals working in an adult social care role looking to upskill, and employers looking for allergy awareness training online courses for their staff, this course covers everything you need.
This course has been designed to provide skills and knowledge in a range of subjects related to allergies. These include the different types of allergens, allergies and intolerances, food labelling and packaging, how to recognise reactions, how to reduce risks, how to provide first aid, and more.
What will I study on this course?
Unit 1: Allergens, allergies and intolerances
Discover the background knowledge behind allergies, allergens and intolerances and gain an understanding of how allergies and intolerances are diagnosed and treated.
Unit 2: Food labelling and packaging
Explore the different types of food labels and the importance of accurate label reading in keeping those with allergies safe. Discover the regulations surrounding food labelling and develop an ability to recognise when a label is incorrect.
Unit 3: Allergy awareness for those working in adult health and social care
Learn key information on allergen awareness for those working in adult health and social care roles. Discover how to recognise the signs and symptoms of allergic reactions on different body parts and how to perform first aid on those who have experienced a severe reaction. Learn how to reduce the risk of an allergic reaction through methods such as avoidance, food preparation and medical ID jewellery.
All of our distance learning courses offered in partnership with The Skills Network are free
Adult (19+) learners
Depending on your age, course, educational history and personal circumstances, there may be options available for you to receive a course fully-funded by the government. Our fee calculator will help give you an idea on whether you'll be able to have your course fee waived or covered by an Advanced Learner Loan.
Learners with an active Education, Health & Care Plan
If you are aged 19 - 24 at the start of your course and have an active Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP), any course up to and including level 3 will be fully-funded by the government. This means you will not have a course fee to pay and any equipment considered essential to complete your course will be provided by the college.
Please note the information on this page was correct at the time of publication but is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.