Anaphylaxis & Asthma Safe School

Professionals Programme


Anaphylaxis, Asthma & Allergy Awareness training for every member of school staff. Best practice is for at least 95% of school staff to receive this training annually.

Anaphylaxis, Asthma and Allergy Awareness is essential training for all school staff to be able to recognise when a pupil is having either a life-threatening asthma attack or an anaphylactic reaction, and to be able to recognise the difference between the two conditions.

School staff have the choice to attend a live virtual training, or complete two eLearn modules.

Schools initially book a 90-minute accredited Whole School Asthma, Anaphylaxis & Allergy Awareness live virtual training session on a date and time that fits in with the school schedule*. Staff unable to attend this session can complete two accredited eLearn programmes: Anaphylaxis & Allergy Awareness and Asthma Awareness.

 * Schools in London, Essex, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire also have the option to book a face-to-face session.


LIVE VIRTUAL Anaphylaxis, Asthma & Allergy Awareness training (90 minutes)

This fun and interactive training session is delivered by specialist nurses who combines real-life experience with evidence-based practice.

School staff will learn how to recognise asthma symptoms and understand how they can gradually or suddenly get worse. Video footage of a pupil having an asthma attack is included in the body of the training, along with a demonstration on how to effectively administer an inhaler using a spacer device.

Training also provides staff with the essential skills and knowledge to be able to recognise and know what to do if a pupil has a severe allergic reaction. A demonstration on how to use an adrenaline auto-injector (EpiPen & Jext) prescribed to treat an anaphylactic reaction, is included in the training.

This training gives suggestions on ways of working to eliminate the use of allergens in the school environment.

Following attendance, staff will be invited to take an online test of 14 questions with a pass mark of 80%. The test can be repeated until a pass has been achieved. Staff will then be awarded a certificate valid for 1 year.

eLEARN MODULES – Anaphylaxis and Allergies (90 minutes) and Asthma Awareness (60 minutes)

Alternatively, staff can choose to complete two eLearn programmes. Both programmes are evidence based and written specifically for school staff by a specialist nurse who has experience working in the school setting. All information is explained in a clear and simple manner and provides easy to absorb images and diagrams to illustrate concepts and facilitate learning.

The eLearn’s are divided into modules with sections and a quiz. Each module has short video lessons. Some modules have resources at the end to refer to. The quiz is to test staff’s understanding after each module, and there is an explanation after each question to explain why the answers are correct.

There is a test at the end of 10 questions, with an 80% pass mark to be awarded a certificate.



Information sheets that summarise course content.

Monthly updates for school staff who complete the training to check and refresh knowledge, and be informed of new recommendations.

Staff training data reports to keep track of 95% compliance.

Programme Enquiry

We support schools across the UK to achieve The Gold Standard Anaphylaxis & Asthma Safe School award.

If you would like further details or would like to discuss how we can support your school please complete the form below and we will get straight back to you.

Alternatively, you can contact us on 0208 8720 6635 or email us at


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