Covered in this course


This training course is broken down into 5 sections

  1. 1 Fire in Schools
  2. 2 Signs
  3. 3 Fire Hazards
  4. 4 Emergency Procedures
  5. 5 Fire Extinguishers
An image of fire - Fire Awareness Training in Education
Our opening slide for fire awareness in schools

The leading cause of fire in schools is arson. In fact, over half of school fires are started maliciously. Fires are often started out of school hours in the late evening, and outside of the premises - with materials that are close at hand. This section explains the nature of fire, fire growth and development, and the dangers of smoke.

The different fire signs you might see at work

This section covers signs that relate to fire safety. We’ll explain what each sign looks like and what it means. Health and safety signs are there to help keep you safe, but people often don’t understand them, pay attention to them, or even know where they are in the workplace!

where fires could be located in schools

In this section, we’ll be looking at fire hazards. A fire hazard is either a potential ignition source, or it can be anything that’s flammable or combustible. As you work your way through this section, you’ll be able to see what kind of fire hazards you may find in your workplace.

A school emergency plan

Your organisation should have a Fire Action Plan. This plan should be created based on the outcome of a thorough risk assessment, and it will include a clear and simple evacuation procedure. So in this section, we’ll explain what you should do if you discover a fire in your school, including the procedure to follow if you need to contact emergency services.

Our presenter using a fire extinguisher

In this section, we’ll discuss the different classes of fire and which type of fire extinguisher should be used for each class. There are five different classes of fire, each identified by a letter; these are A, B, C, D and F. It’s very important that you know where the fire extinguishers are in your organisation.


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. 

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

614 real user reviews

4.5 out of 5
Interesting, clear and informative.

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


A bit lengthy but informative, delivered clearly. Overall enjoyable.


Great illustration of videos and able to go back to questions and videos if unsure

found it interesting


very well presented and easy to follow

I did this once a year when I used to teach at York University so I remembered quite a lot; but there were still parts that you need reminding about such as what to use on particular materials.

clear, informative and helpful

Explanations were very clear and the use of animation helped to realise the circumstances that could happen

Very informative, thank you

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

Everyone should be aware of this.

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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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