September 23, 2020 | Jessica Davies | Blog

The First Official Locksmith Qualification!


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Here at Keytek® Locksmiths we pride ourselves on providing you, our customers with professional home security by our highly-trained Locksmiths. We are consistently working to provide you with the most secure technology and advice in the industry and are always looking to improve our work, ensuring you receive the best-quality service available! Which is why we are here to announce some exciting news! Keytek® Locksmiths Training Academy are now offering our students and future Locksmiths the opportunity to gain an official Locksmith Qualification, new for 2020 and the first available in the UK! Find out more below!


The Official Locksmith Qualification

We are so proud to reveal to you the Keytek® Academy’s brand-new Locksmith Qualification course, the only official Locksmith Qualification in the UK! Keytek® Locksmiths Training Academy are one of the first institutions to offer this course in partnership with Highfield who are a global leader in regulated apprenticeship and work-based learning qualifications. The course is a Level 3 Diploma for Commercial Locksmiths and Property Security to ensure the Academy students learn everything they need to know to become a highly-skilled Locksmith.

The Locksmith Qualification course is taught by industry professionals in the Academy’s purpose-built Locksmith Training Academy located in Poole, Dorset. It compromises of 14 separate units that encompasses everything the students need to become a successful Locksmith.

Keytek® Academy courses are limited to just three students per course to ensure each student receives plenty of 1 to 1 training, remain a safe distance from one another as well as ensuring each student has their own door and set of tools to work with at all times. Throughout the course the Academy trainer assess each student and provides them with additional help and advice where needed to ensure Keytek’s high standards are met.


The Locksmith Industry

So why is it only now, in 2020 that there is an official Locksmith Qualification I hear you ask?! Officially, Locksmiths do not need any qualifications to call themselves a Locksmith. However, Keytek® Locksmiths were required to attain a Level 4 Locksmith accreditation (previously the highest Locksmith award in the UK) before visiting you, our customers.

Times are changing in the Locksmithing industry however, which is why we are getting prepared by offering our official Locksmith Qualification course to new and existing Locksmiths to ensure they can carry on working and providing security to you, our valued customer when the time comes.


Keytek® Locksmiths Training Academy

You may have seen already that the Keytek® Academy have also launched a brand-new website! They have been a busy bunch over there, here you will find everything you need to know about the Keytek® Academy, the Locksmith courses on offer and some useful tips and advice too! Take a look and tell us what you think at


Interested in Training to Become a Locksmith?

We’re glad to hear, becoming a Locksmith is a fantastic industry to become a part of. You can either take a look at the Academy website (see link above) or give one of the Academy team a call on 01202 711195 or drop them an email at! Good luck!