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Pass the MLA Exam to become a qualified master locksmith with an Official OFQUAL Level 4 certificate in locksmithing qualification, which helps progression to become a MLA Approved Locksmith.
Find out below what the MLA exam is all about, the benefits of taking this exam, cost and when the next exam dates are.
Demonstrate your skills and knowledge by passing our Ofqual recognised level 4 MLA exam certified by ABBE (the awarding body for building regulation).
Upon passing the exam you will gain a Level 4 certificate in General Locksmithing Skills, which is the highest locksmithing qualification you can achieve in the UK.
Taking the MLA Exam allows you work towards fully MLA Approved Company status and as a locksmith make claims of being a Qualified Master Locksmith (QML).
MLA personal members will be awarded QML status once they pass. As MLA Approved Companies must have a QML as a member of staff QML status can really set you apart.
Becoming an MLA Approved Company means your company will be listed on our website, along with unrestricted use of the MLA logo on your website + other promotional material.
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Those who pass the MLA Exam will recieve a nationally recognised qualification – an Official OFQUAL Level 4 Certificate in Locksmithing, accredited by ABBE.
Level 4 OFQUAL Certificate Qualification in Locksmithing – Accredited by ABBE
To help pass the MLA Exam – we first recommend taking our 5 day beginner locksmith course and then further advanced locksmith courses to further your knowledge.
Further information on passing the exam be found in the MLA Exam course pack.
Qualified Master Locksmith status has more benefits than as a personal member, which are:
To enquire about approved company membership contact us below:
The exam is ideal for anyone who is a working locksmith and an MLA registered member. All MLA registered members are required to pass the MLA exam within 4 years of membership. It is recommended for new members to take 1 exam module per 12 months of membership.
The ultimate deadline to pass the MLA Exam is all 4 modules within 4 years.
There are three ways to take the MLA Exam a) 2 Days with Coaching beforehand or b) 1 Day Without Coaching and c) Exam preparation day.
Coaching beforehand with hints and tips to prepare you for the exam:
MLA Member: £143.00 inc VAT PER MODULE
Non Member: £217.00 inc VAT PER MODULE
Those who feel more confident can take the exam WITHOUT any coaching before the exam:
MLA Member: £109.00 inc VAT PER MODULE
Non Member: £154.00 inc VAT PER MODULE
Our 1 day preparation day will teach you what is expected in the exam, how marking works, good & bad examples, common mistakes made + a full explanation of each element of the exam.
MLA Member: £234 inc VAT
Non Member: £284 inc VAT
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Yes, you can sit one module at a time, or all the modules at once, it is completely up to you how many modules you want to sit in one go.
Yes once taken and passed you DO NOT have to take the exam ever again.
“I’ve got to say that the weekend was run very professionally with excellent guidance throughout and nerve steadying advice too.”
– Roberto Giorgio (William Channon)
In terms of experience, we recommend at least 2 experience as a locksmith before attempting to take the MLA exam.
Again this dependants on how much experience as a locksmith you have, and also if you are a quick learner.
One of the stumbling blocks our exam tutors come across is lack of product knowledge in regard to the written exam.
PRO TIP: We recommend reading various product brochures from manufacturers and wholesalers.
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Yes, absolutely you do. This allows you then work towards becoming MLA Approved with full use of the MLA logo and listing your locksmith company on our website.
Courses we currently offer include:
30 Jan 2024
Member Price: £234 | Non-Member Price: £288
Master Locksmiths Association, 1 Prospect Park, Valley Drive, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 1TF
17–18 Feb 2024
17/02/2024 to 18/02/2024
Member Price: £572 | Non-Member Price: £868
10 Apr 2024
Member Price: £436 | Non-Member Price: £616
11-12 May 2024
11/05/2024 to 12/05/2024
7 Sep 2024
14-15 Nov 2024
14/11/2024 to 15/11/2024
11 - 15 Dec 2023
11/12/2023 to 15/12/2023
Member Price: £1525 | Non-Member Price: £1660
11-12 Dec 2023
11/12/2023 to 12/12/2023
Member Price: £585 | Non-Member Price: £645
13 Dec 2023
Member Price: £295 | Non-Member Price: £320
14 Dec 2023
Member Price: £350 | Non-Member Price: £375
15 Dec 2023
20 Jan 2024
5-9 Feb 2024
05/02/2024 to 09/02/2024
5-6 Feb 2024
05/02/2024 to 06/02/2024
7 Feb 2024
8 Feb 2024
9 Feb 2024
18-19 Mar 2024
18/03/2024 to 19/03/2024
18-22 Mar 2024
18/03/2024 to 22/03/2024
20 Mar 2024
21 Mar 2024
22 Mar 2024
22-26 Apr 2024
22/04/2024 to 26/04/2024
22-23 Apr 2024
22/04/2024 to 23/04/2024
24 Apr 2024
25 Apr 2024
24 Feb 2024
Member Price: £399 | Non-Member Price: £449
1 Mar 2024
Member Price: £199 | Non-Member Price: £229
16 Mar 2024
Member Price: £295 | Non-Member Price: £395
25 Mar 2024
Member Price: £295
19 Apr 2024
15 Jun 2024
20 Jun 2024
Member Price: £250 | Non-Member Price: £295
5 Jul 2024
26 Jul 2024
21 Sep 2024
25 Sep 2024
12 Oct 2024
1 Nov 2024
2 Nov 2024
9 Nov 2024
5 Oct 2024
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