Lockdown Procedure in Schools Course

CPD Approved

In the last decade the threats to our society have multiplied and evolved in many ways. 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 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.

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

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

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Lockdown Procedure in Schools Modules

Course Module Number Module Name Pass % Required
Lockdown Procedure in Schools 1 Introduction and the Lockdown Officer 70
Lockdown Procedure in Schools 2 Reasons for Lockdowns 70
Lockdown Procedure in Schools 3 The Lockdown Signal and the all Clear Signal 70
Lockdown Procedure in Schools 4 Suitable Rooms for Lockdown 70
Lockdown Procedure in Schools 5 Communication Arrangements 70
Lockdown Procedure in Schools 6 Possible Terminology 70
Lockdown Procedure in Schools 7 Violent Intruder Lockdown 70
Lockdown Procedure in Schools 8 Possible Threat or Danger 70
Lockdown Procedure in Schools 9 Staff Lockdown Responsibilities 70
Lockdown Procedure in Schools 10 Home Office Police Requirements 70
Lockdown Procedure in Schools 11 Simple Measures and Where to Seek Help 70

Recommended System Requirements

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

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).