I really wanted a change from the job I was in and didn’t want to work for anyone else, I wanted to be my own boss. I looked into becoming a locksmith for a few months and eventually took the plunge.
The best thing I ever did. I chose MPL Locksmith Training course has all the reviews I read from all the other training schools, MPL is by far the best. I really enjoyed the course and the trainer really takes his time with you to make sure you get the best from it.
The after care once you have done the course is also brilliant. If I have any problem there is always someone there on the other end of the phone to help with the job you are doing. They helped me with marketing my business too to get me fully on the right track. With all the advice and training I got from MPL I did exactly what they told me to do and I earned my training fee back within 7 weeks.
I now work Part time in what was my full time job and also work for myself, but hopefully not for long. I recommend MPL Locksmith training centre to anyone wanting a career as a locksmith.
From the moment I rang MPL I had nothing but satisfaction from the accommodation and training at Thornes park at the end of January.
Having been open minded about the course and how difficult this would be,our fears were put at ease by the friendliness, professionalism, knowledge and experience of the staff.
Books were provided to show and explain the tools necessary and gain entry. Based more on the practical side we still made notes in the books. I totally recommend MPL to anyone thinking of doing the course. You meet the staff and likewise students attending for which there are no more than six students at a time, to demonstrate our skills passed on to ascertain we are able to do this to a satisfactory level, whilst feeling comfortable you are all getting the full attention and at the same level.
I did my 5 day training with MPL on the 13th October last year, I was working for a company installing CCTV / Alarms systems, It absolutely changed my life for the better, after the course finished on the Friday I felt empowered after everything we had learnt. The support afterwards has also been amazing, from the locksmith bible you receive, the support on the phone & when you order from the trade counter, even if you don’t know the product you are looking for specifically, they are so helpful.
I can honestly say I never thought before I did the course that I could be working for myself within weeks.
I have stopped the job I had and am now a full time locksmith and couldn’t be happier.
I have now been working for myself since the end of November, but even before I took the plunge and stopped my old job I was still able to cover some subcontract work, kind of testing the water beforehand.
No two days are the same, Getting called out to someone who has locked their keys inside the house, or a failed door mechanisms that is stuck in the closed position, changing Euro cylinders & night-latches to boarding up windows and doors after customers have been broken into, knowing you have made them safe again is a wonderful feeling.
My days can vary greatly take the other day, started with a call to an American lady that wasn’t used to the night-latch lock on her front door and had gone outside and the door had shut behind her, after calling me I was with her in about 30 minutes, it took me no time at all to slip the latch and she could not have been happier, back in the warm and dry.
Then it was onto a customer that had lost the keys to their garage door, it was a standard half Euro 5 pin cylinder, picked using my Dino electric pick gun.
Back home for a nice relaxing lunch then onto a Euro cylinder change for a customer she was concerned about security so asked my advice which I am always happy to give. She upgraded her cylinder to high security dimple pin cylinders.
The rest of my day was quiet till around 9pm when I had a call out to a family that that had been broken into, the culprits had smashed the glass on their French doors at the rear of the property, I got to them and secured their door by boarding it over and using batons and coach bolts so not to damage the frame of their door.
Then it was home for a well deserved dinner.
I want to convey my sincere thanks to everyone from MPL, from the way my enquiry was handled the course booking was great. I had so much fun on the course too learning so many things that have taken me from being employed and earning in a minimum wage job to being my own boss and taking my own business forward.
Thanks MPL I couldn’t have done it without you!!
If you’re considering taking on a career as a locksmith, the first thing that you’ll need to consider is getting involved in some training. It’s vital to learn the tricks of the trade from the right people, in order to develop the relevant skills needed and to grow as a professional in the field of locksmithing.
It pays to make sure that any training you invest in is provided by a team with expert knowledge and current practical experience within the world of locksmithing, who can show you the ropes and provide support during the early stages of your career.
Here at MPL Locksmith Training, we’re renowned for the high-quality training that we provide. Our dedication to the industry and quality training services are well recognised and, as such, have been accredited by a number of esteemed organisations. Starting your career with some training from our expert locksmiths can set you up for a fruitful future in the industry.
Find out more about our accreditations and the benefits they will bring to your future locksmithing career.
City & Guilds Approved Centre
City & Guilds is a global leader and provider of educational schemes for over 2 million individuals every year. Whilst they do offer their own training schemes and apprenticeships, they also work with a number of training services that they deem to be a high enough standard, to be accredited with their name and mark of quality.
Our very own 5-day Specialist Locksmith Training Course is City & Guilds accredited. This seal of approval means that, by taking on your professional training with us, you can rest assured that you’re being provided with the very best skills and expertise, that’s backed by one of the world’s biggest and best skills developers.
Certified as a CORGI Fenestration Skills Registering Centre
The MPL Locksmith Training Course is registered with the CORGI Fenestration Scheme, an accreditation put in place to help promote professionals with the highest of qualifications and expertise, who offer a reliable and trustworthy service.
The scheme aims to showcase the very best of professionals in a variety of fields, by awarding best practise with a CORGI Fenestration card. It is considered one of the highest quality seals of approval in various sectors, including locksmithing.
By taking part in one of our Locksmith Training Courses, your name will be added to the CORGI Fenestration Skills Register and you will receive your very own GQA Corgi Fenestrations Skills Card. This card will provide details of your qualifications and can be updated as you develop your skills further down the line. It will help you to establish yourself as a trusted and reliable professional in the field, and will help you stand out against any of your competitors during your career.
NCFE Approved Centre
Last but not least, we have also been officially approved by the Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE), one of the country’s most recognised awarding bodies. The NCFE takes pride in helping to promote and certify a variety of diverse awards and qualifications, that support individuals by contributing towards their success.
Our training courses are approved and certified by the NCFE, which in short, promotes MPL as quality training services that help individuals pursue and progress their careers. With this seal of approval, you can rest assured that you’re investing in a training service that is bound to help you succeed in a locksmithing career.
We couldn’t be prouder for achieving each of these quality accreditations, and we hope that they help you to feel confident enough in our services, to get in touch and book onto one of our locksmith training courses in the near future.
I wish to thank you and the staff members for welcoming me on to the course. The knowledge you passed on was invaluable. I am in the process of marketing this new trade based on the completion of the 3 day course. I will be in touch to purchase the tools I have identified, and will submit this in due course, on the sheet I obtained, using the 10%.
Once again, the two days with yourself was a joy to be learning from someone well qualified. (Not to say the third day wasn’t as good) My stay at MPL with the friendly staff was and will be very memorable.