Anaphylaxis Awareness Training

CPD Approved
Anaphylaxis Awareness
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  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • 1 learner per course

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£25 +VAT

include vat

Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

This online Anaphylaxis Awareness course is designed to help learners understand more about what anaphylaxis is, what the symptoms of allergies and anaphylaxis are, and what can be done to help a person with anaphylaxis manage the condition.

Throughout the course you’ll learn more about the common symptoms to look out for amongst the people you work with, live with, care for or cater for. Upon completion of the training, you'll be able to understand the vital first aid measures to take – including how to put a person in the recovery position and how to administer an auto-injector - should someone suffer from an anaphylactic shock.

This course was last audited on: 13th March 2023
  • Developed by a qualified first aid professional
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 1 hour
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

What you'll learn

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Understand what anaphylaxis is (and isn't) and how it compares to food allergies and intolerance.
  • Know the common causes of anaphylaxis, including common food allergens.
  • Understand the symptoms of anaphylaxis and be able to recognise an anaphylactic shock.
  • Know how anaphylaxis can be prevented.
  • Know how to carry out first aid when someone is experiencing anaphylaxis, including the primary assessment, the recovery position and CPR.
  • Understand how to use an adrenaline auto-injector in cases of anaphylaxis.

Training you can trust

Course content

1Introduction to Anaphylaxis

What is anaphylaxis? Food allergy myths, key definitions, common causes of anaphylaxis, food allergens and why training is important.

2Identifying Anaphylaxis

People most at risk, early recognition, allergic reaction symptoms, anaphylaxis symptoms and preventing anaphylaxis.

3First Aid

Adrenaline, how to respond to an anaphylactic shock, the primary assessment, the recovery position, administering CPR to adults and children, auto-injectors, how to use an auto-injector and patient care.

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The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 12 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so that you’ll instantly know whether you passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

Who should take this course?

This online course is suitable for anyone who works with, lives with or cares for people – including adults, teenagers and children - who suffer from anaphylaxis.

The course is equally suitable for anyone works with members of the public, as the course aims to help you to recognise the symptoms of anaphylaxis amongst customers or service users who may suffer from the condition without you being previously aware.

The course may be particularly useful for people who work in establishments that prepare, sell or serve food as anaphylaxis is often related to food allergies.

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Once you’ve completed your purchase, look out for an email containing the details you’ll need to start your training.

Simply click the "Get Started" button on the email, and from there you can select whether the training is for yourself or for your team.

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If your delivery address is in the UK, we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address once you’ve completed your course. Although we try to deliver your certificates as soon as possible, please allow 3-4 working days for delivery.

Don’t want to wait? You can instantly download your digital certificate as a PDF after course completion.

Additionally, please note that if your company is paying by invoice we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

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Continued support

Our friendly customer support team is happy to help at any stage of your training. Call us on 0333 006 7000 or contact, and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have. 

Additionally, have you seen our help page? It’s full of useful information to help guide you through your training experience.