CPD Approved

School Lockdown – Course Description

In the last decade the threats to our society have multiplied and evolved in many ways including seeing instances of school lockdown. Terrorist organisations have transferred their fight from Iraq and Afghanistan to our back garden, Europe – and we have seen the damage that a small number of determined individuals can do.
This course will start by introducing the role of the lockdown officer then discuss some of the likely reasons for a school lockdown, go over some of the steps you can take to prepare your school for lockdown as well as what to do in the event of a lockdown taking place.

Duration: 60 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions)

Price: £35.00 (+VAT)

Target Audience

The course is aimed at teachers, school administrators and support staff. It gives them an overview of what to expect and how to act in a lockdown situation and is intended to inform and prepare staff rather than alarm them.


Being prepared and knowing how to handle an emergency situation can be invaluable as it means that proactive positive action can be taken to protect yourself and others in your care.
Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training in around their work and personal life.

Further Progression in School Lockdown

Other courses that complement this one include Prevent Duty, Positive Handling in Schools and Safeguarding Children

Module NumberModule NamePass % Required
1Introduction and the Lockdown Officer70
2Reasons for Lockdown70
3The Lockdown Signal and the All Clear Signal70
4Suitable Rooms for Lockdown70
5Communication Arrangements70
6Possible Terminology70
7Violent Intruder Lockdown70
8Possible Threat of Danger70
9Staff Lockdown Responsibilities70
10Home Office Policy Requirements70
11Simple Measures and Where to Seek Help70

Recommended System Requirements

Browser: Up to date web browser
Video: Up to date video drivers
Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)