The Keytek® Standard
At Keytek®, we have been serving our customers for over 20 years and have trained hundreds of Locksmiths over this time. We have over 300 accredited Locksmiths working across the country to ensure we have a fast, local service. We regularly assess our Locksmiths skill set to make sure they are working at the highest possible skill level. We also are proud to be the UK’s largest independent Locksmith company with a fully accredited network of Locksmiths. We are constantly challenging ourselves to provide the best customer service we can, while working closely with Trading Standards to ensure that Keytek® are well above the standard levels of practice.
We have recently become Which? Trusted Traders which involved us undergoing a credit report, interviews and assessments as well as a thorough examination of our business procedures. The process is lengthy, but we are extremely proud to have made the grade for Which? Trusted Traders because as the assessment is so rigorous, not everyone makes the cut. We also engage the use of Trust Pilot (a review company) to make sure that all of our customers are happy with the service they receive.
All of this proves that everyone here at Keytek® has the ambition and drive to make sure that every customer receives the highest quality of service as well as advancing and improving the regulation and training of Locksmiths.
To book a fully accredited Local Locksmith call 08081691643
Is the Locksmith Industry Regulated by the Government?
Not many people know that there is no official government licensing for Locksmithing. At the moment within the UK anyone can call themselves a Locksmith. This means that it is hard for public to know if a Locksmith is reliable and trustworthy. Many organisations have set up associations to try and add some regulation to the Locksmithing industry. Reputable Locksmith training providers provide an accreditation through an external body to ensure that the Locksmith training they are providing are regulated. Keytek® are constantly working towards an official governing body for Locksmithing.
Here at the Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy we offer training that is accredited by the NCFE who we feel provide the highest standard of regulation. At Keytek® all of our Locksmiths are trained to this standard and are also DBS checked. We also complete regular reviews of our Locksmiths to make sure our customer satisfaction remains high. As said, there is no official governing body for Locksmithing, but you can protect yourself by calling a Locksmith that is professionally trained, accredited and DBS checked.
Below are some of the other accreditations and associations you will find in the Locksmithing industry:
The NCFE-Northern Advisory Council for Further Education
The NCFE are a national Awarding Organisation. They have been designing, developing and certificating nationally recognised qualifications for over 150 years. The NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The NCFE offers over 500 qualifications at different levels and in a wide range of subject areas including vocational qualifications and further education. This brings us on to Locksmithing, the NCFE award Locksmith training providers ‘Approved Centre Status’ and monitor courses, assuring locksmiths accredited through these programs are trained to a high standard.
City and Guilds
City and Guilds are an organisation who provides accreditation for Locksmithing. They set a professional standard which they believe a Locksmith should reach for. Much like the NCFE they give training providers an ‘approved centre status’ which means they believe the training provider will educate trainee Locksmiths to the standard set by themselves. City and Guilds create relevant qualifications for several industries, not just Locksmithing, from entry level to the equivalent of a postgraduate degree.
To book a fully accredited Local Locksmith call 08081691648