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Distance Learning

TQUK Level 2 Allergy Awareness for those Working with Children

Subject Area
Early Years & Education
Start Date
Study Mode
130 hours

Develop knowledge of allergies in children and what to do in the event of an allergic reaction with our Level 2 Allergy Awareness for Those Working With Children course. Perfect for both individuals working in a childcare 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.

Free to study.*

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however learners should have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Course units

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

Learn how to read 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 with Children

Learn key information on allergen awareness for those working with children. 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.

Additional information

All materials are provided for you to complete the course. However, you will need access to a PC/laptop and suitable Wi-Fi to access teaching and learning.

Course length & timescale

Total qualification time: 130 hours

Please note these are average and estimated figures and may not be a true representative for all individuals.

Course fees

*Most students over the age of 19 will be able to study these courses for free, however, please contact us if you’re aged 19-23 and do not yet have a full Level 2 qualification (five GCSEs grade 9-4/A*-C, NVQ Level 2 or higher) as additional eligibility criteria may apply.

If you need help or support with any of our distance learning courses please call us on 01904 770827 to speak to one of our Distance Learning Coordinators.

Qualification outcome

Level 2 Allergy Awareness for those Working with Children.

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