Food allergen awareness and control qualification overview

This qualification is designed to develop and assess knowledge and understanding of food allergens and their control. Allergens can pose a major health risk to a significant proportion of the population so the ability to advise colleagues and consumers, and to understand how to control allergens in food production, preparation, serving and sales is essential to public food safety.

On achievement of the qualification learners will have developed the essential knowledge and understanding to make a positive contribution to ensuring that allergens are properly understood and controlled safely in the workplace to protect consumers. It is imperative that learners have the knowledge and understanding to ensure our food products, which millions of people consume every day, are safe

OAL Level 2 Award in Food Allergen Awareness and Control – 603/1039/x

This qualification is designed to develop and assess knowledge and understanding of food allergens and their control. Allergens can pose a major health risk to a significant proportion of the population so the ability to advise colleagues and consumers, and to understand how to control allergens in food production, preparation, serving and sales is essential to public food safety.

Qualification purpose?

This qualification will support progression of learners to:

  • entry into operative level roles in the food and drink industry
  • level 2 and 3 vocational qualifications in food safety
  • level 2 vocational qualifications in food and drink operations, catering, retail and warehousing
  • apprenticeships for food and drink, catering, retail and distribution occupations
  • increased responsibility in operative or first line management roles.

Assessment

The qualification can be assessed using a number of assessment methods, to meet the needs of learners, including:

  • coursework/assignment
  • e-assessment
  • multiple-choice examination
  • portfolio of evidence.

Multiple-choice examinations are provided by OAL and made available online.

All centre devised assessment materials, other than OAL multiple-choice examinations, must be agreed with OAL and signed off before implementation. Learners are required to achieve all learning outcomes within a unit of assessment. All assessment is subject to internal quality assurance within approved centres providing this qualification.

Externally quality assurance of assessment and internal quality assurance within approved centres is provided by OAL. This qualification is not graded; achievement certificates for this Award are issued on the basis of awarding a pass only.