Locksmith Training & Courses

Locksmith Course Details and How to Become a Locksmith

The MLA Training Centre at MLA Head Office run training courses in becoming a locksmith and our locksmith apprenticeship provides a starting point for newcomers and beginners to the industry through to existing locksmiths who want to learn new skills or update their knowledge.

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At member’s request, specialist training may also be arranged. A lot of people new to locksmithing think that after a 3 day course they can earn £60K a year sadly this is probably unrealistic.

Locksmith Courses We Run:

Courses we currently offer include:

The establishment of a training centre at head office enabled the organisation of a basic locksmith training course programme in 1992. This has proved very successful and is now renowned throughout the locksmithing industry as the only formal locksmithing accreditation.

BEGINNERS TRAINING COURSESINTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED COURSES

How to Become A Professional Locksmith

If you want to know how to be a locksmith, then there are several skills that are prerequisites to becoming a professional locksmith;

1. Excellent manual dexterity
2. An interest in mechanical and electronic gadgetry
3. Good communications/public relations
4. maths and possibly some carpentry skills are all assets.

However, locksmithing is one career that will keep your interest because there is a constant need for Continued Professional Development.

You are always learning as a locksmith this is due to the continuous development of new products; these require new perception and techniques on the part of the locksmith.

A locksmiths craft is very diverse as there are also many specialist fields; some locksmiths will have a business that covers some of these fields ( e.g key cutting, upvc locks, access control ), some businesses will specialise in one area ( e.g security safe specialists ).

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How To Gain a Understanding of Locksmithing

Often a local locksmith may be able to offer you work as an “apprentice” (although there is currently no formal apprenticeships in locksmithing this is something that the MLA is working on alongside the industry’s skills body Skills for Security).

Another way to gain an understanding of the industry is to attend our 5 day beginners locksmith course here at MLA’s Training Centre in Daventry.

The dates of the current courses can be found in the course calendar page and early booking is recommended, as courses always prove very popular.

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Locksmith Career Guide

Once you have read up on all our training information and have decided on a course you may need some information on your future career as a locksmith – so please read our Locksmith Career Guide – 10 Tips from the MLA

Places on all courses are strictly limited and bookings, together with appropriate fees, will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis.

View our Locksmith Training Course Costs and Dates on which the courses commence.


Next Available Course Dates

May 2018 Courses


Date:21st May 2018 to 22nd May 2018
Cost: Member Price: £570 | Non Member Price: £625
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ
 


Date: 23rd May 2018
Cost: Member Price: £285 | Non Member Price: £310
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ

 


Date: 24th May 2018
Cost: Member Price: £340 | Non Member Price: £365
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ

 


Date: 25th May 2018
Cost: Member Price: £285 | Non Member Price: £310
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ

July 2018 Courses


Date:9th July 2018 to 10th July 2018
Cost: Member Price: £570 | Non Member Price: £625
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ
 


Date: 11th July 2018
Cost: Member Price: £285 | Non Member Price: £310
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ

 


Date: 12th July 2018
Cost: Member Price: £340 | Non Member Price: £365
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ

 


Date: 13th July 2018
Cost: Member Price: £285 | Non Member Price: £310
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ

August 2018 Courses


Date:20th August 2018 to 21st August 2018
Cost: Member Price: £570 | Non Member Price: £625
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ
 


Date: 22nd August 2018
Cost: Member Price: £285 | Non Member Price: £310
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ

 


Date: 23rd August 2018
Cost: Member Price: £340 | Non Member Price: £365
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ

 


Date: 24th August 2018
Cost: Member Price: £285 | Non Member Price: £310
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ

For more information on our course please contact us or call us on 0800 783 14 98

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