Frequently Asked Questions
What IT equipment do I need to take the course?
You will need a computer or laptop with an internet connection. The course is supported by the following internet browsers:
• Internet Explorer 8 and 9
• Firefox 12
• Chrome 19
• Apple Safari
What IT skills do I need to take the course?
The course is very user-friendly and easy to navigate. You will only need very basic computer skills to participate.
Do I need to pay at the same time as registering for the course?
No. You can come back at a later time to pay for the course once registered but you won’t have access to course until payment has been made.
Can I pay online for multiple people to take the course?
No. For multiple registrations, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01 8721471.
How long will the course take?
We estimate it will take around 1.5 hours to complete the course. However, this will vary from person to person. You can return to the course again and again, until completion.
Can I return to the course at a later date?
Absolutely, the course can be revisited again and again, until completion.
What do I get from the course?
Coeliac Ireland’s online catering training course teaches everything needed to prepare and deliver safe gluten free food for people with coeliac disease within the boundaries of the law. Furthermore, it will provide an understanding of coeliac disease, how it effects people as well as information on the growing gluten free market and how to access it.
After completion of the course, there is a short multiple choice question assessment. On passing this assessment, you will receive a training certificate from the Coeliac Society of Ireland
How can the Coeliac Society of Ireland help promote my business?
The best way to promote you can cater gluten free is through our Gluten Free Eating Out Pledge. By adhering to the Pledge criteria you will receive a range of marketing benefits including:
• Licence to use the Coeliac Society of Ireland, Gluten Free Eating Out Pledge symbol on
menus, marketing materials, website and promotions
• A Coeliac Society of Ireland, Gluten Free Eating Out Pledge certificate that you can display in your venue
• A Coeliac Society of Ireland, Gluten Free Eating Out window sticker to show potential customers passing by your venue that you are a registered Gluten Free caterer
• Designated access to the online catering training course
• Free premium listing on the Coeliac Society of Ireland Venue Guide listed on our website.
• Social media announcement of your registration via Face book and Twitter
• Announcement of your registration and free editorial in our electronic newsletter ezine • Registration listing on the Coeliac Society of Ireland website
Please contact our commercial team for more information: email@example.com or telephone 01 8721471.
What happens if someone with coeliac disease eats gluten by mistake?
The effects of eating gluten varies from person to person and may last from a few hours to a few days. This online course will teach more about coeliac disease and you will be able to hear directly from people who have the condition.
What is coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis?
Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease, which means that the body produces antibodies that attack its own tissues. This disease is triggered by gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Some people with coeliac disease are also sensitive to oats. Dermatitis herpetiformis is a skin rash found amongst some people who have coeliac disease. You can read more about coeliac disease on our main website or register to take the course for more information.
Is coeliac disease the same as an allergy to wheat?
Coeliac disease is not the same as an allergy to wheat. This online course will equip you with the knowledge you require in order to understand coeliac disease and the needs of those with the condition.
How can I give feedback about the Coeliac Society of Ireland?
In order that we can constantly improve and update our services, we are always pleased to receive comments on the way we operate. Please use the contact us section to let us know what you think.
How do I contact the Coeliac Society of Ireland for information unrelated to catering?
The Coeliac Society of Ireland can provide up to date information and support relating to coeliac disease as well as a range of exclusive services. You can become a Member online, or contact 01 8721471 for more information.
For any other questions or information on multiple registrations and the Gluten Free Eating Out Pledge please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 8721471.