Highfield Level 3 Award in Food Allergen Management in Catering

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Highfield Level 3 Food Allergen Management

What’s It About?

This one-day Food Allergen Management course will ensure that you are fully aware of common allergens and intolerances.  You will learn how to manage food ingredients and allergens effectively.  In addition, you will understand the importance of accurate communication of ingredient information, from supplier to consumer.

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

What Will You Gain?

By attending this Allergen Management course, you will know how to control food allergens, at all stages of food purchase and production.

In addition, you will understand the process for ensuring that accurate ingredient information is available for customers at point-of-sale and service.

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

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

Who Should Attend?

This Highfield Level 3 Allergen Management course is perfect for those people responsible for the purchase, delivery, production and serving of food.  For instance:-

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

The qualification is also suitable for those owning or managing a smaller catering business.

However, if you are looking for a course for your catering team, then the Level 2 Award in Food Allergen Awareness course would 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. Over 20% of the population affected by one or more allergic disorder.
  • A staggering 44% of British adults now suffer from at least one allergy. Furthermore, the number of sufferers is on the rise, growing by around 2 million between 2008 and 2009 alone. Almost half (48%) of sufferers have more than one allergy.
  • Between 1992 and 2012, there was a 615% increase in the rate of hospital admissions for anaphylaxis in the UK.

The course also includes details of The UK Food Information Amendment, also known as Natasha’s Law, which comes into effect from October 2021.

This new legislation requires all food businesses to provide full ingredient lists and allergen labelling on foods prepackaged for direct sale on the premises. The legislation is being introduced to protect allergy sufferers and give them confidence in the food they buy.

Developing food allergen awareness and allergen management processes within your team are, 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 be confident that the food you are serving is safe to eat.

People who unknowingly eat food which contains an allergen may cause them to have an allergic reaction. Some of these people may even die.

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 one-day course delivered at your premises for up to 12 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.


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


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


A one-day virtual classroom course delivered online via Zoom See our course dates for more information.


Online via Zoom


Check out our training schedule for forthcoming dates.


£235.00 + VAT per person

Save money with the following discount options:

  • Save 10% with our Group Discount when you book 3 or more places.
  • Save 20% with our Early Bird Discount when you book and pay 8 weeks in advance.
  • Combine both and save 30%!


The cost of the course is fully inclusive of course materials, online remote invigilated examination fees and a nationally recognised certificate.

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Level 3 Award in Food Allergen Management
Registration Closes: Jun 30, 2024 5:00PM
Interactive Online Training Via Zoom 01 Jul 2024 09:00h – 17:00h £265.00

Level 3 Award in Food Allergen Management

Registration Closes
Jun 30, 2024 5:00PM

Interactive Online Training Via Zoom

01 Jul 2024

09:00h – 17:00h

£265.00 exc. VAT


Register Now » 12 Places Available!
Register Now » 12 Places Available!
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