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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 5 sections

  1. 1 Allergies
  2. 2 Allergy Management
  3. 3 Anaphylaxis
  4. 4 School Policies and Responsibilities
  5. 5 The Impact of Allergies on Children
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Diagram illustrating the types of things that can cause an allergic reaction as part of our children with anaphylaxis and allergy training course for schools and carers.

In this section we explain what an allergy is and how it’s caused. We discuss how an allergic reaction works and the signs to look out for. We also explain what an allergen is, including the most common allergens for children.

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Here we discuss allergy management, histamine and antihistamine, as well as the importance of avoiding allergens and having an Individual Healthcare Plan. We also explain how to treat mild and moderate allergic reactions.

Anaphylactic shocks - learn how to recognise them and treat them as part of our children with anaphylaxis and allergy training for schools and carers.

This section comprehensively covers anaphylaxis and anaphylactic shock. We describe what it is, how to recognise it, and how to treat a child who has an anaphylactic episode. We explain the importance of adrenaline auto-injectors, how to administer them, and when. This section also contains an extensive emergency procedure, including the recovery position and CPR.

A teacher discussing allergies and healthcare plans with a pupil as part of the anaphylaxis and allergy training for schools.

In this section we discuss school policy and how to look after, store and carry medication. We also highlight staff responsibilities in the classroom, when cooking, at lunchtime, on school trips, and during exams and sports lessons.

In section 5 of our children with anaphylaxis and allergies training for schools, we look at the negative impact that allergies can have on children and their education.

Allergies can disrupt a child’s education and have a negative impact on their well-being if they’re not adequately supported and cared for. In this section, we discuss emotional health, and raising allergy awareness amongst pupils and staff. We also include the responsibilities of the child themselves, as well as their parents or guardians.

About this course

Children with allergies MUST avoid their allergens continuously. It’s the only way to guarantee their safety and well-being. 

This Anaphylaxis and Allergy Training Course has been written for people who care for children with allergies. It explains how allergies are triggered, what to look out for with allergic reactions, and how to monitor and treat children with allergies.

It covers allergens, preventative measures, what to do in emergencies and cases of anaphylaxis, and it discusses both the practical and emotional support a child may need on a daily basis.

It's estimated that 50% of children in the UK now have an allergic condition of some sort and whilst some can be much less dangerous than others, all must be taken seriously, especially in schools. Between 6 and 8% of children in the UK also have a proven food allergy, meaning the chances of these children having an anaphylactic shock is very high. Due to the high number of children now having allergic conditions, allergy and anaphylactic shock training are becoming essential for those working in childcare. 

Our other courses tailored to those working in schools or childcare include Children with Diabetes, Children with Epilepsy and Children with Asthma

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Zoe Phillips, a presenter of Anaphylaxis & Allergy Training for Schools & Carers

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Zoe Phillips

The importance of Anaphylaxis & Allergy Training for Schools & Carers

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Anaphylaxis & Allergy Training certificate

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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Anaphylaxis and Allergy Training for Schools & Carers course concludes with a 15 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

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Your Anaphylaxis & Allergy Training for Schools & Carers Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

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Allergy and Anaphylaxis Training Certificate

271 real user reviews

4.8 out of 5
Very good

This course proved to be very informative about the condition/s and how to deal with them. I work with a child who has a severe allergy and was glad to learn that we, as a setting, have majority of advised processes in place.

Very informative

Clear concise and interesting course packed with information. Thank you

Good for covering the basics

As someone who has completed a paediatric first aid course, this felt quite repetitive as it did not tell me anything I didn't already know and was at times contradicted the training I had recently received - particularly regarding rescue breaths since covid.If I was someone who didn't already have a lot of background knowledge in this area, I would have found it a lot more useful.

Easy to follow but highly relevant.

The course Included essential information for all staff who deal with children with allergies in an easy to understand, interesting and memorable format. The videos were very useful as 'refreshers' e.g. in relation to CPR and how to put a person into the recovery position. It certainly impressed on me just how important it is to know which children have allergies (e.g. when used to cover a lesson), where the medication is kept, who to call for and what to do in an emergency.

easy to understand and follow

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Easy to understand

I thought the course was thorough but still easy to understand. It was good to be able to go back on each section if not thoroughly understood.

Concise, informative, engaging

I like the way that information was given in text on screen and verbally, good to have a summary of information at the end of each section as well.

Easy to understand and follow

Simple test at the end of the session

Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

This course is ideal for anyone who cares for children who have food allergies. This training is particularly helpful for anyone who works with children, in either a care or education setting.

The course covers different allergens, how to prevent an allergic reaction and what to do in an emergency. By following our step-by-step emergency anaphylaxis procedure and using our effective care plans, you will be able to keep the children in your care safe and protected. 

The Anaphylaxis & Allergy Training focuses on maintaining children's health, safety and wellbeing.

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