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Lockdown Procedure in Schools

Approved by CPD

Course Description

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.

This course contains 11 modules:

Module 1 - Introduction and the Lockdown Officer

Module 2 - Reasons for Lockdowns

Module 3 - The Lockdown Signal and the all Clear Signal

Module 4 - Suitable Rooms for Lockdown

Module 5 - Communication Arrangements

Module 6 - Possible Terminology

Module 7 - Violent Intruder Lockdown

Module 8 - Possible Threat or Danger

Module 9 - Staff Lockdown Responsibilities

Module 10 - Home Office Police Requirements

Module 11 - Simple Measures and Where to Seek Help

Recommended System Requirements:

  • Up to date Website Browser (Chrome, Firefox & Safari work best)

  • Up to date video drivers

  • 1GB Ram

  • 3MBps download Broadband minimum

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

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