Fire Awareness Training in Education

This Fire Awareness training course is for people who work in education, as it includes specific fire safety information which is particularly relevant to educational settings.

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  • Learn how to effectively safeguard the people in your school, college or university from fire hazards
  • Understand the most common places for fires to start in schools
  • Understand the need for emergency evacuation plans

Covered in this course


This training course is broken down into 5 sections

  1. 1 The Nature of Fire
  2. 2 Fire Signage
  3. 3 Fire Hazards
  4. 4 Discovering a Fire
  5. 5 Fire Extinguishers
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Large image of conduction, radiation, and convection, showing how they spread fires as part of fire awareness training in education

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.

7 different fire signage for fire awareness training in education

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.

Large image of a building with the hazardous flammable objects labelled for fire awareness training in education

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

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

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 how risk assessments must consider people who may be at particular risk in a school – including the need for personal emergency evacuation plans.

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

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.


Keep your school safe and learn about the risks that fire poses. Designed specifically for those working in the Education sector, this course is an essential part of your training programme.

Every member of staff in every organisation legally requires Fire Awareness Training. This online e-learning programme is an effective and hassle-free way to ensure that you comply with current legislation - as well as providing an easily accessible record of staff training. 

This course will introduce you to fire signage, explain how different extinguishers are needed for different types of fires and show you how to use them. It also looks at safe evacuation and what you should do in emergency situations.

This fire awareness training in education eLearning course only provides awareness education. Face to face training would be needed in addition in order to complete all-round skills and knowledge to be able to carry this forward practically in your organisation. 

Keith Wickham, a presenter of Fire Awareness Training in Education

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Keith Wickham

The importance of Fire Awareness Training in Education

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Fire Awareness in 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 Training in Education Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Fire Awareness (Education) Certificate

537 real user reviews

4.4 out of 5

Overly long and unnecessary box ticking exercise. Try putting assessments at the start of sections to check knowledge, if the results meet the threshold give a summary and move on. For those that fail they must continue and work through the section before being retested. Questions such as "how many fires in schools are considered serious - 10 -20 30 -40 40 - 50" are a waste of time and are not useful for making you and others safe.

Simple to follow, nice pace of learning

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars


Excellent training. Easy to follow and very informative with pictures and icons and summaries.

Volume levels vary between videos.

"Fire Tetrahedron" is confusing, especially when the traditional "fire triangle" is used throughout the rest of the videos. Also with regard to the fire triangle, I was asked a question where none of the answers appeared to be correct. Q: Name the three sides of the triangle of fire. A. Heat + Sparks + Air B. Oxygen + Reaction + Fuel C. Heat + Fuel / Ignition + Oxygen The least wrong answer is C, but Ignition is not one of the sides of the fire triangle. The spaces before and after the / suggest that C is showing either 2 or 4 things, not 3. Fuel/Ignition (no spaces) would have been better, but Heat + Fuel + Oxygen would have been the correct answer and not confusing.

I struggled with convection, conduction

Lots of information to remember particularly found convection conduction radiation and extinguisher types difficult.

Clear and simple to follow

The course has covered all important topics that everyone should know about "Fire Awareness" in a clear and simple way.

very good

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

A simple and easy process

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

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

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