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MLA Expo Training – 60 Courses Available

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As usual, MLA Expo will feature a significant amount of training and the MLA are delighted to announce details for the training schedule due to take place at the event taking place at the Telford International Centre from the 6th to the 8th of October.

Whilst details are subject to change, initial information shows Courses/Seminars offered will be offered in the areas of General Locksmithing (to include non-destructive entry, Lock ID, UPVC related training, High security cylinders, abrasive wheel certification, tool sharpening an overview of the BLI exam, auto gates), as well as Safes. On top of these there will be a variety of business related seminars (including Social Media) that will also be run.

The Garage will also feature its own training programme.

As well as the auto specific training courses outlined in this document there will also be various demonstrations and seminars being run by exhibitors in the Garage Seminar Area in Hall 1. Keep an eye out for the information on these events that will be promoted on a screen next to the seminar area.

To secure your place on any of the courses you will need to book in advance. If there are any spaces still available then they may be sold on the day at the MLA stand however this is not guaranteed so if you definitely want to attend a specific course we strongly recommend you book.

FULL PROGRAMME DOWNLOADDOWNLOAD BOOKING FORM

TO ATTEND ANY COURSE: You must register for entry to attend any training courses beforehand

BEFORE BOOKING: Please ensure any courses you book do not overlap by checking the course timetable


Technical Training

Title

Abrasive Wheel Certification

click for full detail (Page 5)

Date & Time

Friday 6th October, 10.30 – 14.00 (F1) 

Tutor

John Harding
Previously Owned Keymaster in Bristol

Booking Details

£30 inc VAT – MLA / ALOI members
£42 inc VAT – non members
Limited to 10 Places


Tool Sharpening (Drills and Chisels)

click for full detail (Page 6)

Friday 6th October, 15.00 – 17.00 (F18)

John Harding & Chris Taylor

John Harding – Previously Owned Keymaster in Bristol
Chris Taylor – Northern Region Chairman, MLA Tutor & Tester

£15 inc VAT – MLA / ALOI members
£27 inc VAT – non-members
Limited to 15 Places


What locksmiths need to know about auto gates

click for full detail (Page 7)

Saturday 7th October, 15.30 – 17.30 (Sa21)

David Stapleton

Midland Region Chair & Owner of Stapleton Locks in Worksop

£15 inc VAT – MLA / ALOI members
£27 inc VAT – non-members
Limited to 20 Places
Admission will be for trading locksmiths only 


Saturday 7th October, 13.30 – 15.00 (Sa13)
Sunday 8th October, 10.30 – 12.00 (Su 2)

Andy Kennedy & Michael Maloney

Andy Kennedy – Works for J G Eckersall
Michael Maloney – Works for J G Eckersall

£15 inc VAT – MLA / ALOI members
£27 inc VAT – non-members
Limited to 20 Places
Admission for trading locksmiths only –
If not an MLA or ALOI member, you will also need to provide a copy of a basic criminal record disclosure (or higher) that has been performed within the last 12 months


Mechanical Digital Locks

click for full detail (Page 8)

Sunday 8th October, 10.30 – 13.00 (Su1)

Chris Taylor & Gary Eckersall

Gary Eckersall – MLA President / Owner J G Eckersalls / Northern Region Treasurer, MLA Tutor, Tester and Inspector
Chris Taylor – Owns CTML, Current Northern Region Chairman, MLA Tutor & Tester

£15 Inc – MLA / ALOI members
£27 Inc VAT – non-members
Limited to 18 Places
Admission will be for trading locksmiths only –
If not an MLA or ALOI member, you will also need to provide a copy of a basic criminal record disclosure (or higher) that has been performed within the last 12 months


Saturday 7th October, 10.00 – 13.30 (Sa1)

Pete Wosahlo

MLA Board Member

£140 for MLA / ALOI members
£165 for non-members
Limited to 15 Places
Admission will be for trading locksmiths only – 
If not an MLA or ALOI member, you will also need to provide a copy of a basic criminal record disclosure (or higher) that has been performed within the last 12 months. 


BLI Exam info Seminar

click for full detail (Page 9)

Friday 6th October, 15.30 – 17.30 (F20)

Gary Eckersall

MLA President / Owner J G Eckersalls / Northern Region Treasurer, MLA Tutor, Tester and Inspector

FREE
Limited to 20 Places Per Course


Saturday 7th October, 10.30 – 13.00 (Sa2)

Chris Taylor & Gary Eckersall

Gary Eckersall – MLA President / Owner J G Eckersalls / Northern Region Treasurer, MLA Tutor, Tester and Inspector
Chris Taylor – Owns CTML, Current Northern Region Chairman, MLA Tutor & Tester

£24 Inc VAT – MLA / ALOI members
£36 Inc VAT – non-members
Limited to 20 Places
Admission will be for trading locksmiths only –
If not an MLA or ALOI member, you will also need to provide a copy of a basic criminal record disclosure (or higher) that has been performed within the last 12 months


British Standards (& Others) that Locksmiths need to know

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Friday 6th October, 14.30 – 15.30 (F17)

Justin Freeeman

MLA Technical Manager

FREE
Limited to 30 Places
Admission will be for trading locksmiths only 


High Security Cylinders – a forensic view

click for full detail (Page 11)

Saturday 7th October, 10.30 – 13.00 (Sa3)

Peter Field
Director of Research at Medeco Security

£15 Inc VAT – MLA / ALOI members
£27 Inc VAT – non-members
Limited to 20 Places
Admission will be for trading locksmiths only


Fire Doors & the law

click for full detail (Page 12)

Friday 6th October, 16.00 – 17.00 (F22)

Neil Ashdown
MD at Fire Doors Complete Ltd

FREE
Limited to 30 Places
Admission will be for trading locksmiths only 


Fault Finding on Access Control

click for full detail (Page 13)

Friday 6th October, 10.30 -13.00 (F4)

Simon Griffiths & Chris Taylor
Simon Griffiths – Runs Holdfast Security / Editor of Keyways /
MLA Course Tutor / Northern Region Secretary
Chris Taylor – Owns CTML, Current Northern Region Chairman, MLA Tutor & Tester

£24 Inc VAT – MLA / ALOI members
£36 Inc VAT – non-members
Limited to 15 Places
Admission will be for trading locksmiths only 


Composite Door Installation, Problem Solving, Hardware Upgrades etc.

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Saturday 7th October, 15.30 – 17.30 (Sa20)

Andy Tristam & Andrew Cawley

Andy Tristam – Owner of Key Door Solutions
Andrew Cawley – Works for Key Door Solutions

£15 Inc VAT – MLA / ALOI members
£27 Inc VAT – non-members
Limited to 20 Places
Admission will be for trading locksmiths only –
If not an MLA or ALOI member, you will also need to provide a copy of a basic criminal record disclosure (or higher) that has been performed within the last 12 months


NDE Related ( Non Destructive Entry )

Title

Lock ID through the Keyhole

click for full detail (Page 14)

Date & Time

Saturday 7th October, 16.00 – 17.30 (Sa22)

Tutor

Simon Griffiths
Simon Griffiths – Runs Holdfast Security / Editor of Keyways /
MLA Course Tutor / Northern Region Secretary

Details

£15 Inc VAT – MLA / ALOI members
£27 Inc VAT – non-members
Limited to 20 Places
Admission will be for trading locksmiths only – 
If not an MLA or ALOI member, you will also need to provide a copy of a basic criminal record disclosure (or higher) that has been performed within the last 12 months


Chubb 114 Lock Picking

click for full detail (Page 14)

Friday 6th October, 10.30 – 13.30 (F2)

Jeff Turner & Bill McFadyen
Jeff Turner – Tutor & inspector for MLA
Bill McFadyen – Tutor & Owner of Lockmaster 1

See programme for prices
Limited to 15 Places
Admission will be for trading locksmiths only – 
If not an MLA or ALOI member, you will also need to provide a copy of a basic criminal record disclosure (or higher) that has been performed within the last 12 months


High Security Cylinders and lever lock picking/decoding

click for full detail (Page 15)

Friday 6th October, 14.00 – 17.30 (F16)

Roger Barratt & Paul Horton

Roger Barratt – MLA Chairman
Paul Horton – Runs Locks In The City

£20 for MLA / ALOI members
Limited to 20 Places
Restricted to MLA/ALOI Members only (or employees of MLA Approved Companies or ALOI members)


Business Related

Title

How To Think Like a Burglar – Improve your Surveying Skills

click for full detail (Page 16)

Date & Time

Friday 6th October, 11.00 – 12.30 (F8)

Tutor

Prof. Rachel Armitage & Chris Joyce

Pro Rachel Armitage – Professor of Criminology and Director of the multi-disciplinary Secure Societies Institute at the University of Huddersfield
Chris Joyce – Force Crime Prevention Officer for West Yorkshire Police

Details

FREE
Limited to 35 Places
Admission will be for trading locksmiths only 


How Social Are You? A guide to social media

click for full detail (Page 17)

Friday 6th October, 13.30 – 15.00

Guy Fox & Chris Churchill
MLA

FREE
Limited to 20 Places
Admission will be for trading locksmiths only


Product / Manufacturer Related

Title

ERA Product Seminar – alarms & smart home systems

click for full detail (Page 17)

Date & Time

Saturday 7th October, 10.30 – 11.30 (Sa5)

Tutor

Kevin Spencer – ERA & David Stapleton
Kevin Spencer – ERA Product Manager
David Stapleton – Midland Region Chair & Owner of Stapleton Locks in Worksop

Details

FREE
Limited to 20 Places


Cable Restrictors and Letter Plates

click for full detail (Page 18)

Sunday 8th October, 10.30 – 11.00 (Su5)

ERA

FREE
Limited to 20 Places


Saturday 7th August, 12.00 – 13.30 (Sa 9)

Codelocks

FREE
Limited to 20 Places
Admission will be for trading locksmiths only – 
If not an MLA or ALOI member, you will also need to provide a copy of a basic criminal record disclosure (or higher) that has been performed within the last 12 months. 


Working on Bramah Locks

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Saturday 7th October, 13.30 – 15.30 (Sa14)

Gary Penegar – Bramah

FREE
Limited to 16 Places


Allegion’s SimonsVoss MobileKey: Bringing new revenue streams for Locksmiths, Installers and Contractors

click for full detail (Page 19)

Friday 6th October, 10.30 – 12.30 (F3)
Sunday 8th October, 10.30 – 12.30 (Su3)

Allegion

Bruce Donald – (National Sales Manager UK & Ireland – SimonsVoss Technologies Ltd)
Duncan Rigby (Area Sales Manager –SimonsVoss Technologies Ltd)

FREE
Limited to 20 Places
Admission will be for trading locksmiths only – 
If not an MLA or ALOI member, you will also need to provide a copy of a basic criminal record disclosure (or higher) that has been performed within the last 12 months


Datatag- – why, what & how and the technologies

click for full detail (Page 20)

Friday 6th October, 13.00 – 14.00 (F10)
Saturday 7th October, 16.00 – 17.00 (Sa23)

Dave Luscombe

FREE
Limited to 25 Places


Standards for high security doors

click for full detail (Page 20)

Saturday 7th October, 14.00 – 15.30 (Sa16)

Brett Barratt – MD Warrior Doors

FREE
Limited to 25 Places


Saturday 7th October, 14.00 – 15.00 (Sa 15)

ABUS

FREE
Limited to 25 Places


Sunday 8th October, 10.30 – 13.30 (Su4)

Simon Jones – Technical Manager at dormakaba

FREE
Limited to 12 Places
If not an MLA or ALOI member, you will also need to provide a copy of a basic criminal record disclosure (or higher) that has been performed within the last 12 months


Know your Fire Door Hardware from your Escape Door Hardware

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Sunday 8th October, 10.30 – 13.30 (Su4)

Peter Jeffries – ABLOY

FREE
Limited to 30 Places 



Auto Locksmithing Related

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Title

Overview of OEM Interfaces & Software

click for full detail (Page 22)

Date & Time

Saturday 7th October, 12.00 – 13.00 (Sa10)
Saturday 7th October, 16.30 – 17.30 (Sa26)

Tutor

Dave Jones

Details

£30 Inc VAT
Limited to 20 Places
Trading Locksmiths only
Need to provide a basic disclosure (e.g. Disclosure Scotland) no older than 12 months


Intro to Transponders – How to avoid the Money Pit

click for full detail (Page 23)

Friday 6th October, 13.30 – 14.30 (F15)
Sunday 8th October, 12.00 – 13.00 (Su9)

Jeremy Phillips (WH SOFTWARE, INSTACODE)

FREE
Limited to 20 Places
Trading locksmiths only
Need to provide a basic disclosure (e.g. Disclosure Scotland) no older than 12 months. Places limited to 30 per course


Advanced Transponder Theory

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Saturday 7th October, 10.30 – 12.00 (Sa6)
Saturday 7th October, 16.00 – 17.30 (Sa24)

Jeremy Phillips (WH SOFTWARE, INSTACODE)

£30 Inc VAT
Limited to 30 Places
Trading locksmiths only
Need to provide a basic disclosure (e.g. Disclosure Scotland) no older than 12 months. Places limited to 30 per course


Mercedes Sprinter W609 2006>2016
Lost Keys & Spare Key Production

click for full detail (Page 24)

Saturday 7th October, 10.30 – 12.00 (Sa6)
Saturday 7th October, 16.00 – 17.30 (Sa24)

Iain Barron
Member of the Auto Locksmiths Association

£90 Inc VAT – non ALA members
£30 Inc VAT – ALA members
Limited to 30 Places
ALA, MLA, ALOI, ELF members only (or foreign based locksmiths who provide 2 main supplier references) 


VW immo box to clocks

click for full detail (Page 24)

Friday 6th October, 10.30 – 12.30 (F5)
Saturday 7th October, 14.00 – 16.00 (Sa18)

ROB HASSALL and TOM WHAPPLES +
SUPERVAG TECHNICAL FROM CZECH REPUBLIC
Members of the Auto Locksmiths Association

£90 Inc VAT – non ALA members
£30 Inc VAT – ALA members
Limited to 30 Places
ALA, MLA, ALOI, ELF members only (or foreign based locksmiths who provide 2 main supplier references) 


Friday 6th October, 10.30 – 12.30 (F7)
Saturday 7th October, 10.30 – 12.30 (Sa8)

Adam Bromwich and Simon Piling
Members of the Auto Locksmiths Association

£90 Inc VAT – non ALA members
£30 Inc VAT – ALA members
Limited to 30 Places
ALA, MLA, ALOI, ELF members only (or foreign based locksmiths who provide 2 main supplier references)


Mr Li’s Lishi Lock Picking

click for full detail (Page 25)

Friday 6th October, 15.30 – 16.30 (F21)
Saturday 7th October, 12.30 – 13.30 (Sa11)
Sunday 8th October, 10.30 – 11.30 (Su6)

NORTHWEST KEYS & MR LI

£30 Inc VAT
Limited to 10 Places
Trading locksmiths only.
Need to provide a basic disclosure (e.g. Disclosure Scotland) no older than 12 months


VAG 2015 Lock Picking

click for full detail (Page 26)

Friday 6th October, 10.30 – 11.30 (F6)
Saturday 7th October, 10.30 – 11.30 (Sa7)
Sunday 8th October, 10.30 – 11.30 (Su 7)

FARID JIWA FROM KEYPRINT SECURITY

£30 Inc VAT 
Limited to 10 Places
Trading locksmiths only.
Need to provide a basic disclosure (e.g. Disclosure Scotland) no older than 12 months


Friday 6th October, 13.30 – 15.00 (F14)
Saturday 7th October, 14.00 – 15.30 (Sa17)

FARID JIWA FROM KEYPRINT SECURITY

£90 Inc VAT – non ALA members
£30 Inc VAT – ALA members
Limited to 15 Places
ALA, MLA, ALOI, ELF members only (or foreign based locksmiths who provide 2 main supplier references)


Using XHorse equipment for Mercedes Keys

click for full detail (Page 27)

Friday 6th October, 15.00 – 17.00 (F19)
Sunday 8th October, 10.30 – 12.30 (Su8)

X Horse

£30 Inc VAT – ALA members
Limited to 15 Places
ALA, MLA, ALOI, ELF members only (or foreign based locksmiths who provide 2 main supplier references)


BASIC AUTOMOTIVE KEY CUTTING AND CLONING – “ A Profitable Business” Introduction to Auto Locksmithing

click for full detail (Page 27)

Friday 6th October, 12.00 – 13.00 (F9)
Saturday 7th October, 14.30 – 15.30 (Sa19)
Sunday 8th October, 12.00 – 13.00 (Su10)

Silca

FREE
Limited to 25 Places


ADVANCED CLONING AND PROGRAMMING CLASS “Automotive Key Programming: Silca & AD Solution”

click for full detail (Page 28)

Friday 6th October, 15.30 – 16.30 (23)

Silca

FREE
Limited to 15 Places
Trading locksmiths only. 
If not an MLA/ALA/ALOI/ELF member then will need to provide a basic disclosure (e.g. Disclosure Scotland) no older than 12 months


AUTOMOTIVE LOCKSMITH MASTER CLASS “Advanced Procedures, Information Gathering and Troubleshooting”

click for full detail (Page 28)

Saturday 7th October, 13.00 – 14.00 (Sa12)

Silca

FREE
Limited to 25 Places
Trading locksmiths only. 
If not an MLA/ALA/ALOI/ELF member then will need to provide a basic disclosure (e.g. Disclosure Scotland) no older than 12 months


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