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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 5 sections

  1. 1 Background
  2. 2 Fire Prevention
  3. 3 Fire Evacuation
  4. 4 Fire Extinguishers and Classes
  5. 5 Legislation
A close-up of a fire extinguisher - Fire Warden Training in Education
Book's page saying the true cost of fire with a money bag, a warning sign and the figure 90,000 for fire warden training in education

This section covers the basics - including how fire spreads through a building, the dangers of smoke, the causes and costs of fires in schools, how to reduce the risks of fire and understanding the meaning of different types of signs and where they should be placed.

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This section explains the role of the Fire Warden and the importance of a safe working environment, including the need for a fire emergency plan and fire evacuation plan. It explains what a fire risk assessment is and what it means to the Fire Warden. It looks at people who may be at particular risk, explaining what personal emergency evacuation plans are and who may need them. It includes a checklist for the Fire Warden. 

A fire warden takes a register with a group of women in a fire evacuation, as a part of fire warden training in education

This section looks at human behaviour and how people react in fire-related situations – demonstrating how critical the role of a Fire Warden is. It explains the procedures the Fire Warden needs to follow to conduct a safe evacuation in a school and the importance of planning and conducting fire evacuation drills.

Large image of a fire warden using a fire extinguisher as part of fire warden training in education

This section looks at and explains the different classes of fire, the different types of fire extinguisher and how to operate them – and which extinguishers to use on each class of fire.

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This presenter-led section of the Fire Warden course explains the legislation in a straightforward way. It is simple to understand and concentrates on the relevant part of the legislation

About this course

This Fire Warden Training in Education Programme has been written for designated employees within schools, colleges and other educational institutes.

A complete in-depth Fire Warden e-learning course designed to equip you with the knowledge you need to become a fully trained Fire Warden or Fire Marshal in a school. This course provides everything you need to demonstrate competence in this designated role.

This course is broken down into 5 easy-to-follow sections: the background of fire and how it spreads, preventing fire and the need for emergency plans, fire evacuation procedures, the extinguishers (and classes of fire) and the relevant legislation. 

Assigning Fire Warden duties to a responsible person in your school is a key part of ensuring good health and safety, and demonstrates a commitment to implementing sound emergency fire procedures. In addition to this, we provide a range of additional Fire Safety training courses to further your employee’s understanding of fire safety in the workplace.

Keith Wickham, a presenter of Fire Warden Training in Education

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Keith Wickham

The importance of Fire Warden 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 Warden in Education certificate

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

This Fire Warden Training (Education) course concludes with a 20 question multiple-choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions 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 Warden 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 Warden (Education) Certificate

1,104 real user reviews

4.6 out of 5


Unnecessary course for me

As I have said previously after completing this course, this is not relevant to my job. I check the classroom and toilet area in the event of the fire alarm being activated. We don’t have fire extinguishers in our school and I don’t check the fire alarm or advise other staff and visitors of the procedure to be followed in the event of a fire. It took 2 and 3/4 hours to complete this course and in my opinion my time could have been much better spent, especially as I have already completed the more basic fire training which is more relevant and suitable for my level of responsibility.

Not applicable to my job

This user gave this course a rating of 1/5 stars


All good, relatively straight forward and very clear - thankyou!


This user gave this course a rating of 2/5 stars

interesting course

Very good course. Easy to follow and understand

Good level of detail and well presented

Well presented and easy to follow. Good level of detail. Like the summary slide at the end of each section as a reminder of key points.

clear and concise instructions

No mention of use of sand on fires. Is this no longer considered safe and why? Some more instruction on what to do if you are uncertain of what type of fire you encounter. There is an assumption in this training that you will know exactly what materials or what has caused the fire and will be able to chose the correct extinguisher. There are going to be fires you don't know what materials are burning for example in a staffroom if a sofa was alight. Is this combustible material or should you assume the material is a combination of metal and foam? Another example: If the fire is in a kitchen on a counter top and the counter top is wood but the fire is from a pan with oil alight on the cooker and a kettle (electrical) has also caught alight - which extinguisher should you use as its a combination of materials on fire.

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

It is a legal requirement that your establishment appoints a Fire Warden (or 'Fire Marshal'). The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 clearly states that a competent person with the appropriate skills, knowledge and training should be present and capable of following the correct emergency procedures should they become necessary.

The responsible person (property owner, company director etc) must, where necessary, nominate competent persons to implement those measures and ensure that the number of such persons, their training and the equipment available to them are adequate, taking into account the size of, and the specific hazards involved in, the premises concerned...

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Section 13

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