Skip to main content

Fire Warden Training

About the course

Brief Description of the Course:

This is a fully online course and requires access to an internet enabled computer or tablet. Once students receive the log in details for the programme then they can complete the course at any time and the certificate can be printed off at the end of the course. The course consists of a series of short training units followed by a quiz. The quiz can be retaken if it is not achieved at the first attempt.

In Article 18 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, nominating one or more competent persons to assist the responsible person in undertaking the preventive and protective measures is mentioned. It is for this reason that fire wardens need to be nominated and trained sufficiently.

Our fire warden/fire marshal training course seeks to educate on the legal duties of a fire warden, preventative measures, evacuation procedures, escape routes and fire extinguisher training. This is a vital part of forming an effective fire safety strategy for your organisation.

Fire Warden training (also called Fire Marshal) is necessary for the organisation and ultimately, safety of employees in the event of a fire. Our fire warden training course is just as comprehensive as a physical course – able to be completed within 30 minutes, and will ensure that your organisation is compliant with current fire safety legislation.

An organisation’s responsible person will generally appoint fire wardens whose role is to ensure that implemented fire safety measures are carried out in the event of a fire.

Entry Requirements: This course is available to all individuals with an internet enabled tablet or computer. The training and assessment is only available in English.

Certification: This course is certified by the CPD certification service.

Course Units:

Preventing fires – Basic risk assessing, identifying hazards, and predicting the many different potential causes of fire.

Emergency procedures – Designated fire warden emergency duties, step-by-step procedures and refuge areas.

Means of escape – Routes and places to escape. *Article 14 of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 is about Emergency routes and exits.

Evacuation – Setting and following procedures, both from company and public policies.

Fire extinguisher training – Types of fire extinguisher and how to appropriate use each one.

Duties and responsibilities – Overall fire warden duties and responsibilities; from risk assessing, reporting hazards, to evacuation duties.


All applicants must complete fire awareness before they can access any further courses. The fire awareness course is free with the first course booked per applicant and must be repeated annually with new bookings. 1 booking = 1 course (regardless of whether this is multiple individuals on one course or one individual on multiple courses.

To book multiple courses please complete the Business Course Booking form. This can be requested through adultskills@myerscough.ac.uk.

Number of bookings per application (business or individual) - Cost

1 - £12

2-9 - £10

10-49 - £8

50+ -£6

Discount is applied per booking and not per company, for example a company/individual booking 15 candidates/courses will pay £8 per course. If they subsequently book a further 6 places, they will pay £10 per course.

Progression: Please see the industry short online training section of the Adult Skills website for our full training offer.

How to Apply:

To apply for this programme, please complete the on-line application form using the links on the right of the factsheet on the website. Alternatively, printed application forms are available from Adult Skills:


Myerscough College, St Michaels Road, Bilsborrow, Preston. Lancashire, PR3 0RY

Telephone: 0800 652 5592

Email: adultskills@myerscough.ac.uk

Website: www.myerscough.ac.uk/shortcourses

Please note that the information provided in this fact sheet was accurate at the date of publication. However, programmes of study are continually being modified and information is therefore subject to change.

Are you looking to take up an activity, gain qualifications for employment or volunteering, or improve your existing skills?

We have a range of course available for you at our Croxteth Campus in Liverpool. Find out more about our free courses in the Liverpool City Region.

Booking Forms

If you are booking courses as an individual please book and pay through the online system linked to each course website.

If you are booking any courses for multiple employees or are submitting a company booking please use this form.

If you are booking multiple 'Online Short Industry Courses please use this booking form.