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THE MLA CEMENTS ITSELF AS INDUSTRY-
Introduced in early 2016, the Foundation (Entry Level) Modular Programme has been a huge success, not only from a student numbers perspective, but also from a student feedback perspective! In fact, one recent student, Paul Medway, said:
“…….. taught by two very knowledgeable tutors who were on hand when ever myself or fellow pupils needed some advice. I really enjoyed the whole five day course and am looking forward to using the skills that have been taught so well to me.
Superseding the General Locksmithing Course (GLC), the modular approach aims to provide flexibility around student’s commitments, together with providing an ability for budgets of all sizes to be catered for.
Not only will the programme provide a flexible approach to learning outcomes, but it’ll also provide extra value. For instance, students can pick modules to suit their current experience. This flexibility has been a huge success with positive feedback from students. This has been evident in a number of students choosing to progress from the 2-
Responding to this demand from our students has meant the course has achieved record numbers in 2016 and even 2017; often selling out months before! This achievement has helped the MLA cement itself as the Market Leader within the locksmithing training arena.
The initial Modular programme covers the following (most modules are open to enrolment by non-
Advanced Modular Programme for 2017:
Building on the success of the Entry Level programme, the MLA has recently generated further modules aimed at the more experienced locksmith who wants to develop their skills and offer new services.
The Level 2 Modules developed so far include the following:-
1 day Mechanical Locksmithing – Opening Module (Level 2) (Lever) -
1 day Mechanical Locksmithing – Safe Lock Servicing
For further info on the new Modular Course programmes, visit: www.locksmiths.co.uk
The Master Locksmiths Association advises new home owners to spring into action
Ahead of the typical spring peak in UK house sales, the Master Locksmiths Association – the leading trade association for the locksmithing profession – issues new advice to home buyers to take five critical steps to ensure the safety and security of their new home.
Dr Steffan George, development director of the Master Locksmiths Association says: “Your new property may be one of the most expensive assets you will ever own, which makes securing it vital. Unfortunately a lot of people don’t carry out thorough security checks or change their locks when they move into a new home which can have devastating consequences. Whether you’re a homeowner or landlord, ensuring your property is safe and secure can not only add value to your property, but can save money and heart-
Here, Dr Steffan George lays out the five critical steps to securing your new home:
1. Change the locks. Previous residents, their friends and family, or even tradesmen may still have keys to your new home. The MLA strongly advises you contact a local approved locksmith to install new locks. A patented lock system may be particularly beneficial for landlords, as they prevent keys being copied without proof of ownership thus restricting the number of people with access to your property.
2. Carry out a security assessment. Ensuring you have the correct locks on windows and doors will not only to keep your property safe, it’s vital for meeting your specified insurance requirements too. Many MLA approved locksmiths will complete a security assessment free of charge – so you have no excuse!
3. Invest in deterrents if your new property is without them. Dusk to dawn external lights, functioning alarm systems, fake TVs and timed lighting are all effective means of deterring would-
4. Make sure the exterior of your property is well maintained. Overgrown hedges, holes or damage to any fences and gates could be seen as opportunities to gain access to your home, or a red flag to burglars that the rest of your property may be easy to access.
5. Finally, as tempting as it may be, don’t cut costs when it comes to security. Moving into a new property is an expensive time for all new home buyers however, having lower-
To find a locksmith in your area visit the MLA website at www.locksmiths.co.uk and to review a list of independently tested and approved security products visit the Sold Secure website at www.soldsecure.com. Security guidelines for domestic properties can also be downloaded free of charge from the MLA’s website.