Level 2 Award in Allergen Management

Qualification regulation and support

The Level 2 Award in Food Allergen Awareness and Control in Catering has been developed and is awarded by Highfield Qualifications and sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). The RQF is an English qualification framework regulated by Ofqual. It is also suitable for delivery in Wales and Northern Ireland and is regulated by Qualifications Wales and CCEA Regulation respectively

Qualification overview and objective

The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace. The qualification is aimed at food handlers and other staff involved in food preparation and service who work within the catering industry. It is designed to provide knowledge and understanding of food allergens and foods that commonly cause intolerances, their characteristics and effects, the importance of effectively communicating information regarding allergenic ingredients to customers, and how staff can minimise the risk of cross-contamination from allergenic ingredients. This qualification is supported by Allergy UK, who regard it as suitable staff training for catering outlets that wish to apply for their Allergy Aware Scheme.


  • Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance United Kingdom (HABC)

Course Assessment

  • The examination for this qualification contains 15 questions that must be completed within 30 minutes. To achieve a pass, learners must demonstrate knowledge and understanding across the qualification syllabus and answer at least 9 out of 15 (60%) questions correctly


Course Duration

Half Day