Anaphylaxis & Allergies Training for Schools & Carers


This course in Anaphylaxis and Allergies for Schools & Carers offers practical strategies for supporting children who suffer from allergies, including the step-by-step emergency procedures for anaphylactic shock, allergen triggers, and school policies, as well as Individual Healthcare plans and how allergies and their symptoms affect a child’s daily life.

 The CPD Accredited eLearning course provides the user with a printable certificate upon completion of the end-of-training test.


Learning Outcomes

In this course you will learn:

  • To recognise and respond to an anaphylactic shock.
  • To read and understand an individual healthcare plan.
  • How to manage different types of allergy.
  • How allergies affect the rest of a child’s life.

Course Contents

This course consists of five sections:

Section 1: allergies

The first section of this course provides an overview of allergies and allergens, explaining what they are, how allergies are caused and progress, the common allergens for children, and how to identify an allergic reaction.

Section 2: allergy management

This section on allergy management focuses on how allergies are dealt with on a day-to-day basis. It considers the importance of avoiding known allergens as part of an individual healthcare plan, as well as how the body uses histamine for auto-immune response, and how to treat minor allergic reactions with medications such as antihistamines.

Section 3: anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can cause extreme responses such as the inability to breathe and loss of consciousness. This section explains anaphylaxis and anaphylactic shock in detail, as well as how to recognise symptoms and how and when to use adrenaline auto-injectors. Other emergency responses to anaphylaxis, such as how to perform CPR and place a child in the recovery position, are also examined here.

Section 4: school policies and responsibilities

Section 4 discusses the responsibilities of schools and carers regarding child allergies, including in the classroom, during snack or lunch breaks, on day and overnight school trips, and during exams and physical exercise programmes. It explains how medications should be handled and stored, safety policies for cooking for/with children, and why allergens should always be avoided.

Section 5: the impact of allergies on children

Depending on the level of severity, allergies can have a large impact on a child’s daily life and education, and on their health if they are exposed to an allergen. This section deals with these challenges and how a child’s emotional wellbeing can be supported in relation to allergies. This section also considers the responsibility of the child for their own welfare, and offers techniques for raising awareness of allergies among both staff and pupils.

About the Course


Around 50% of children in the UK have some level of allergy, while 6 to 8% have a proven food allergy. Because of this, it is essential that those responsible for the health and safety of children understand how different allergies are triggered, what their effects may be, and how to respond in the case of an allergic reaction, from mild symptoms of irritation to severe ones such as anaphylactic shock.

Alongside this central information, this course details the daily support required by children with allergies, including their own responsibilities, and how we can increase awareness of allergies in general to keep young people physically and emotionally healthy. The later sections discuss school policy and regulations, how to handle and administer medication, and the disruptions and challenges that children with allergies may face in their daily lives.

Available in 31 languages, the course takes around 40 minutes to complete.


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