Whether you're just starting out or you're an experienced locksmith looking to brush up on your skills, MPL have the perfect locksmith training courses for all levels. Our high quality locksmith training courses are designed to give you the very best qualifications and experience.
Who are MPL Locksmith Training?
MPL has over 2 decades of experience in the locksmithing industry - including specialising in uPVC. We make it our duty to offer bespoke locksmith training courses for people of all backgrounds and levels. So, if you're searching for a new trade to fall back on or you just want to familiarise yourself with the latest locksmith technology, we have the ideal locksmith training course for you. Our courses are a great way to start working for yourself or for an established locksmiths - the choice is yours! Call 01924 693 293 today for more information.
Why choose MPL for Locksmith Training Courses?
We are one of the highest quality providers of locksmith training courses in the UK. Course participants regularly give us positive feedback - but why should you choose MPL for locksmith training courses? Here are just a few reasons:
Each trainer has decades of practical and theoretical experience. They are all actively involved in their own locksmith companies on a day to day basis. That means you only get valuable expert advice from specialists with hands-on experience.
As a distributor of uPVC Door Locks we are a big part of a niche market. We can give you the best locksmith training courses for uPVC and, seeing as they're surging in popularity, this is a fantastic skill to possess.
MPL provides locksmith training courses for all levels. This includes absolute beginners right up to experienced locksmiths. Our courses are bespoke, so you can tailor your own course content to suit your needs.
We offer a huge variety of locksmith training courses from basic methods of entry to the latest locksmith equipment and technology.
MPL provides full support during your locksmith training course including 24 hour access to your trainer. We're behind you every step of the way to provide advice and guidance on your course.
Locksmith Training Courses by MPL
From all-inclusive 5 day locksmith courses to 1 day access control courses, we cover all aspects of locksmithing. MPL locksmith training courses can be tailored to suit your exact requirements. Our current locksmith training courses include:
Our MPL Locksmith Training Propspectus provides you with all the information which you can find here on our website plus much more. It is ideal for any individual or organisation who is interested in attending one of our locksmith training courses and contains all the information you could need surrounding your chosen course and accreditation, giving you the information toy need to make a decision as to which is right for you.
Includes information on the following:
1 Day uPVC Repair Course
2 Day Advanced Picking Course
2 Day Access Control Course
3 Day Locksmith Training Course (NCFE)
5 Day Ultimate Locksmith Course
To request your copy of our prospectus click here or call 01924 360 444 today!
We have over 38 years experience
Before offering you all the information you could need on our range of locksmith training courses, we'll do our very best to answer many of the questions which we're regularly asked by those interested in attending. There's every chance that you've looked at a number of different locksmith courses and, above everything else, will be wondering What makes the MPL Locksmith Training Courses different to any others and whether you can actually make a decent living working as a locksmith?
We can answer these questions with 100% confidence:
There isn't an easy way to make a living today. HOWEVER – our locksmith training course differs from many others currently being offered. We specialise in the uPVC side of the market with our sister company MPL (www.multipointlocks.co.uk) being the biggest uPVC door lock distributor in the country. We have been working in this industry for many years and we certainly know where the gaps are in the market.
Many locksmiths are simply unable to tackle easy uPVC jobs
This, therefore, means that there is a lot of work out there for those locksmiths who have the right skills...those which we will teach you. A replacement uPVC door will cost a customer at least £300 whilst a new uPVC door mechanism may only cost them £100. With this in mind, it's obvious which one they're going to choose unless it's absolutely essential that they replace the door, and, as such, they will be looking for someone to fit this mechanism for them. Over 80% of doors when you walk down a street are uPVC – uPVC doors fail each and every day and need repairing.
As such, if you're prepared to put in the time and the effort to market your business once you've trained, (something which we will help you to do!) you will reap the benefits – and you WILL make a decent living from your locksmithing business. We're sure of it!
All Aspects Covered
Of course, in addition to uPVC, we will fully train you to tackle wood doors and aluminium doors as well, ensuring so you can attend any job you may get called to with confidence. Above all, however, we do our best to make sure you are equipped with the skills to attack the gap in the market and carry out those jobs which others are unable to, creating a demand for you and your business.
Locksmith Training Courses – Approved by NCFE
We offer an extensive range of locksmith training courses to suit those wanting to become a locksmith with no previous experience as well as for experienced locksmiths who want to gain some advanced lock picking skills and further their business.
We have a 99% pass rate on all of our locksmith courses
And have a range of courses that are designed to suit any student at any level.Why undertake our NCFE accredited courses?
Trainers Graham & Mark deliver the courses with over 60 years combined experience
100% Dedicated Tuition - We keep our training groups small, so you get the attention and dedicated learning time you need. (Housing Associations / Group Bookings also catered for)
Learn from trainers who have and still do run successful locksmithing businesses
Why go anywhere else when we are the ONLY academy in the WORLD who can offer you this?
Call Graham today to discuss which training course would be best to suit your needs and find out more on 01924 360444…
It’s seven years since locksmith Shane Diamond opted for a career change and he’s not looked back since! He’s in control of his life!
Shane, who hails from the Robin Hood area of Wakefield, had done a number of different jobs in admin, banking, insurance and transport before deciding to make the break and work for himself as a locksmith.
“I opted to do the MPL locksmith training course which, back then, took place at Bradford City’s Valley Parade stadium. It was a risk but one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life.
“The course was thorough and very empowering. It gave me all of the skills and knowledge to deal with virtually any kind of lock and I’ve regularly ‘topped up’ my skills on MPL’s additional range of locksmith courses.
“Within a month of ‘graduating’ I’d already earnt what I’d paid for the course and within two months I was fully up and running with a viable business and all of my tools and hardware paid for.
“Seven years on and I’m doing just fine. Being self employed I can find more valuable time to spend with my young family and I’ve been able to start on a project refurbishing an old fishing boat at Stanley Marina.
“I’ve got control over my life and my time with the MPL course giving me the keys to unlock a fantastic new career,” concluded Shane.
Shoreline Housing and Humberside Police Case Study
A Grimsby-based housing association, working closely with its local Police force, has come up with a solution to costly damage caused to front doors as a result of Police raids.
Shoreline Housing is now liaising with Humberside Police to ensure fully qualified locksmiths trained by Wakefield-based locksmith and security training provider MPL are on hand to make the process of accessing tenants’ properties far simpler.
Stephen Watkins of Shoreline has recently completed a locksmith course with Wakefield-based training provider MPL and he commented: “One of the biggest problems we have as a housing association is when Police break down doors on a raid.
“They punch big holes in doors and we have to spend a lot of time and money on repairs and replacement doors. Each damaged door can cost up to £1400 to replace and can take all day to replace. That adds up when you have 10 raids on average per month.
“We are now liaising closely with the Police when it comes to these raids. When there are qualified locksmiths on hand to assist with means of entry then there is no need to damage front doors.
“We feel this approach can work for all housing associations and reduce the financial impact of clearing up after Police raids,” added Stephen.
Nicky England of MPL commented: “We’re delighted to see Stephen graduate recently and are fully behind his initiative on behalf of Shoreline Housing.
“When you have skilled locksmiths like Stephen on hand to assist the Police there really should be no need to damage doors,” added Nicky.
Tom Fairhurst – MPL Locksmith Course Testimonial
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MPL Locksmith training offers more than just a career
After spending, most of his life working as a builder, Mehmet Bekir knew the career that had once served him well for 25 years was certainly not going to be the best vocation of choice in later years.
In his forties, Mehmet had started to feel the physical demands more than ever, due to his roles as a builder. So, after talking it through with his family he decided to look at a change of career.
Mehmet who is dyslexic, knew that his options may be limited, if not almost impossible under the circumstances to find a role which was less physical but still allowed him to earn a reasonable wage to support his family. It was then, a friend encouraged him to look at the possibilities of becoming a Locksmith. His family helped, researching the qualifications he needed and the courses he needed to take. This is when they came across MPL’s Specialist Locksmith Training website.
The Wakefield-based organisation offers a range of specialised Locksmith courses for all backgrounds and abilities wishing to progress in a career as a Locksmith.
Mehmet comments:“MPL’s website stood out more than other training providers for the same subject because of the testimonials from people in similar situations as me wishing to make a career change in their lives.”
“Obviously, I had added complications because of my dyslexia, but my family encouraged me to get in touch with MPL and at least enquire to see if I had a chance of being able to attend the course. After several ongoing conversations with Nicky England, Operations Director at MPL,” Mehmet added, “he convinced me their 5 Day Ultimate Locksmith Training course would be an ideal solution to help me, not only to gain the skills I needed to get a NCFE Level 3 accredited industry qualification, but by completing the course, I would also be awarded City & Guilds accredited Programme Status; a certification recognised Worldwide.”
Mehmet, alongside several other delegates attended the 5-day course in 2015, covering a range practical assessments as well as the standard entry and exit multiple choice type assessments. To overcome Mehmet’s disadvantage with written assignments, Nicky sat side-by-side with him, reading out each question and writing down his answer word for word.
Nicky advised: “Our Locksmith courses are tailored to take on individuals of all abilities and not just from a Locksmith background. Many of our delegates have very little knowledge or skills of the role prior to attending, so we strive to give every student our full support, during and after their training.”
“The courses are designed to give delegates practical skills, using the latest equipment, methods and technologies, relevant to all locks on the market. We also train our students in methods of how to market their new skills and business, as a self-employed Locksmith.”
“Albeit, Mehmet’s situation was not a typical, we did not see it has an obstacle to stop him from achieving the qualification and skills he needed. After attending the course, Mehmet took onboard all the advice and training we instill on our courses to the students, and after leaving us he set about working closely with the local authorities in Enfield, servicing their needs of securing commercial and domestic properties on a regular basis.” Nicky added.
Mehmet has returned to MPL since attending the course in 2015 on a refresher course as new locks continue to be introduced, and often utilises the 24/7 technical supported offered by the business. He is also, a regularly customers of MPL’s lock and ironmongery division, where students benefit from discounts when purchasing from the trade retail outlet, after they qualify from a MPL training course.
Nicky often calls Mehmet to catch up with his progress and see if he or MPL can assist:“Mehmet is an inspiration to others who want to do something different in their lives. Living by the principles he was trained by – he now has a great career, his own profitable business which earns him a very good wage and more time to spend with his family.”
“Mehmet’s initial worries of not being able to change his vocation in life because of certain challenges were unwarranted and I would encourage anyone looking for a career change or to add new skills to their existing role, to contact us and see how we could assist.”
Mehmet concluded:“Taking the course with MPL has to be one of the best things I have ever done. I’m earning a lot more money than ever before and I get to spend time with my family more. Following MPL’s advice during the training regarding marketing my business, has enabled me to not have to worry about the phone not ringing, I am always busy! In my first trading year, I was over the moon and never imaged that things would take off as quickly as they did. The support I have received from MPL since setting up has been fantastic and knowing they are always on-hand whenever I need technical advice is a great comfort.” Mehmet concludes.
Mr Davey Laws
We recently received this really great feedback from one of our trainees Davey Laws who was experiencing difficulties on an important site at 10pm one evening.
We tell all our trainees that if they have a problem on site they cannot resolve, that we are help to them; this is one such case.
“I just want to take the time to thank Marc for his assistance whilst I was conducting Locksmithing work during the last week”.
“I had been called out to assist the National Grid at a property in Retford, Bassetlaw. What looked a nice easy job ended up having some real complications; after 20 minutes of trying to pick a euro cylinder, I decided to pull it as the National Grid engineer had already been onsite for 2 hours”.
“After pulling it, only half of the cylinder came out, and the remainder stayed in the door so I removed the cam but the lock still wouldn’t budge or fall out into the property to enable me to get the tool in to open the door”.
“I decided to try the back door to gain entry to the property, however, whilst drilling the screw into the keyway, yes you guessed it…………it snapped”.
“It was at this point I called Marc at MPL – mindful that the time was 10pm – for advice. I explained the situation with the front door, and Marc was able to explain the exact problem and how to rectify it, and seconds the lock fell out and I managed to gain entry”.
“It was one of those jobs where if anything could go wrong then it did, but as they say every day is a school day and I was able to call on the services of a great teacher from a great school – thank you to Marc and all of the team at MPL for the instruction and the post course assistance, Marc has been an absolute lifesaver”
More About MPL Locksmith Training Courses
Our aims at MPL
Here at MPL Locksmith Training, we strive to offer a
comprehensive range of locksmith
training courses, all of which.
are approved by NCFE.
Whether you are looking to change
career and set up as a locksmith and
require the skills and training to do so or are
an experienced locksmith who would like to further your current skills.
Why not give us a call today on
`01924 693 293 where a member of our dedicated team will be more than happy to assist you in choosing the most suitable course for you.
We teach you the skills which noone else does and help you to identify the gaps in the market to further your business.
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