Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Allergen Awareness and Control in Catering

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Highfield Level 2 Allergen Awareness

What’s It About?

This half day Level 2 Allergen Awareness course will ensure that you are fully aware of the foods that may trigger an allergic reaction.  You will learn what precautions need to be taken to ensure that your customers do not eat food they are trying to avoid.

A food allergy occurs when the body’s immune system sees a particular food as harmful and reacts by causing allergic symptoms. Foods that cause allergic reactions are called allergens. 

What Will You Gain?

By attending this Level 2 Allergen Awareness course you will learn your legal responsibilities as a food handler concerning the control of allergen contamination.

You will also be able to identify common food allergens and the symptoms of an allergic reaction.

On returning to the workplace, you will recognise risks associated with food allergies and food intolerances. You will be able to implement the controls needed to prevent the risk of allergen contamination in food.

Who Should Attend?

This Level 2 Allergen Awareness course is suitable for food handlers in all business sectors. For example:-

  • Hospitality Leisure and Tourism
  • Schools, Colleges and Nurseries
  • Health and Social Care

Whether your team members are involved in preparing and cooking or just serving food cooked or prepared by somebody else they need to be trained.

However, if you are a Manager or Supervisor, the Highfield Level 3 Award in Allergen Management, may be more suitable.

Why’s It Important?

According to Allergy UK, the UK has some of the highest prevalence rates of allergic conditions in the world, with over 20% of the population affected by one or more allergic disorder. For those at most significant risk, the tiniest trace of a food allergen can trigger severe symptoms and, in some cases, cause fatal or near-fatal symptoms. 

The Food Information for Consumers Regulations 2014 states you have to provide detailed allergy information on unpackaged food.

Developing food allergen awareness within your team is, therefore, key to complying with these regulations. Your customers need to be confident that the information you have provided is complete and correct.  If they have a food allergy, they need to know the food you are serving is safe for them to eat.

As an employer, failing to comply with the Food Information Regulations can carry heavy penalties. In other words, fines, a bad reputation and possibly even imprisonment.

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Course Delivery Options and Prices

We aim to help you make your training budget go further, and we offer a range of cost-effective training options, for example:


A half-day course delivered at your premises for up to 15 candidates.


At your site.
Alternative location of your choice.
Virtually via Zoom or Teams.


This course can be delivered on a date and time to suit you and your business. This can even be at the weekend or in evening, if you prefer.


For a bespoke proposal and details of any discounts available please contact us.


The course price is fully inclusive of half day training, course materials, examination fees and a certificate from the awarding body on successfully passing the examination.


An online eLearning course that you can complete any time, any place, any where.


At home or your office.


The choice is yours!


£20.00 + VAT per person

Save money with bulk purchases.

  • Buy 10 to 49 licences and save 10%.
  • Buy 50 to 99 licences and save 15%.
  • Buy 100 or more licences and save 20%.


Access to the eLearning course. Once you have started the course you have access for 12 months.

Once you have completed the course you will be able to download a Introduction to Allergen Awareness certificate.

Download The Course Fact Sheet

For full course content, entry requirements and assessment method.

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