Lockdown in Schools Procedure

Started on November 17, 20191 - 2 hours

Lockdown in Schools is a precautionary measure in response to a threat directly to the school or the surrounding community. Interior and exterior doors in the school are locked and no one is allowed to enter or exit the building. Parents are not permitted to come to the school during a lockdown.

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 Lockdown in Schools course starts by introducing the role of the lockdown officer then discuss some of the likely reasons for a lockdown.  It gives advice on forward planning for steps that should be taken to prepare schools and techniques to handle conflict as well as what to do, in practical terms, in the event of a lockdown taking place.

Access official government guidance “Developing Dynamic Lockdown Procedures

Course ContentModules
The Basics1
Preparing an Agenda3
Problems and how to deal with them4
Techniques for Resolving Conflict5
Making Decisions6

Online assessment is carried out by a series of multiple choice questions. Candidates require 70% correct answers to secure a pass.  PDF certificate will be sent directly to your inbox.  Hard copy certificate on requrest.  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).

Prevent Duty Training,  a complimentary course to Lockdown in Schools, attempts to curb some of the causes of terrorism by putting measures in place to engage young people who are at risk of being radicalised.