Covered in this course

The Fire Awareness Training in Education course is broken down into 5 sections.

1) The Nature of Fire

To keep your school safe from fire it’s useful to have a good understanding of fire and fire behaviour – how it starts and how it spreads. This section explains "The Triangle of Fire", "Fire Growth and Development", and "Fire Spread". It particularly looks at the causes and costs of fires in schools.

Large image of conduction, radiation, and convection, showing how they spread fires as part of fire awareness training in education

2) Fire Signage

Signs are used to communicate an important message to prevent disaster in an emergency, and even save lives. This section illustrates the different types of signs used, helping you to understand their meaning and the importance of following their instructions.

7 different fire signage for fire awareness training in education

3) Fire Hazards

This section looks at the typical sorts of fire hazards you might find in a school and the most likely places fires may start.

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4) Discovering a Fire

This section explains what action to take in the event of an emergency. Information includes "Raising the Alarm", "Calling the Fire Service" and "Safe Evacuation". It covers Fire Emergency Plans and explains how risk assessments must consider people who may be at particular risk in a school – including the need for personal emergency evacuation plans (PEEPS).

Image of phone operator and a caller during a fire emergency following great fire awareness training in education

5) Fire Extinguishers

This section looks at the different types of fires and the different fire extinguishers which are appropriate for each one. Video footage shows how each is used and, there’s a short explanation of how each one works, their range and any drawbacks.

Diagram showing examples of the different classes of fires as part of great fire awareness training in education

Fire Awareness (Education) Certificate

Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Fire Awareness Training (Education) course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Fire Awareness (Education) Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and all relevant approvals.

Fire Awareness (Education) Certificate

Real user reviews


Based on 424 real user reviews.

4.35 out of 5

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Detailed and informative

The videos and transcript resources are extremely detailed and really informative. However, some of the slides contain factual information which is a bit irrelevant to the course and could potentially be omitted. Such as statistics about arson incidents etc. This would also reduce the time needed to complete the course.

awful lot to remember

Look at ways to take it in.

Fire awareness update

The ability to go through the training at your own pace and to review if you feel necessary is good. I liked the variety in the videos and the mini review questions throughout.

Well explained

Very easy to follow and understand and easy to go back if you don’t understand it.

a bit long to do when being interupted

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This course was very informative

I enjoyed this educational course. It was easy to follow and had clear and well illustrated explanations. I would recommend it to everyone to go through it as there are a lot of useful tips. It has been an eye-opener. Thank you.

Essential viewing for everyone

Best fire awareness training I've seen. In fact best piece of training of any kind that I've seen for a long while. Very clear and simple to follow.

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Legislation relating to Fire Safety in Education

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that the responsible person must ensure that their employees are provided with adequate safety training: 

The responsible person must ensure that his employees are provided with adequate safety training . [this must] (a) include suitable and sufficient instruction and training on the appropriate precautions and actions to be taken by the employee in order to safeguard himself and other relevant persons on the premises; (b) be repeated periodically where appropriate

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Section 21