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MLA Expo and Training Update

If you have not already, please be sure to register for the MLA Expo by visiting our website or search ‘MLA Expo’ on Google. This year we have decided to utilise a new portal for the expo allowing you to manage your visit all in one place. This also means if you are registered to attend you will be notified first about things such as the release of tickets for the Saturday Night Party and the release of on-site training.

Please note training information will be sent to registrants a week before general release, onsite training courses WILL sell out and are first come; first served.

Saturday Night Party

Possibly one of the most exciting parts of the MLA Expo, the Telford International Centre will see the return of the Saturday Night Party, and this year we are going bigger than ever…

  • Live music
  • Three-course meal
  • Charity raffle
  • Awards
  • And more,,,

Tickets are now available to purchase online on the MLA Expo website.

Training update

With the opening of training facilities inline with government guidelines and advice we have had an extremely busy few months here at the Master Locksmiths Association HQ, we also saw the launch of our new Advanced Curtain Lever Opening Course ran by Paul Horton and Shane Hales which was a great success. As we continue to develop our current and forthcoming courses, we would like to share some of the feedback received over the past few months.

Level 2 Opening

“Thank you very much. I got a lot out of it and a lot to take away and practice ready for the exam.”

High Security Cylinders

“Very knowledgeable and approachable – I really enjoyed the course.”

Advanced Curtain Lever Opening

All attendees were provided with several statements upon completion of the course to with they can strongly disagree, disagree, neither agree or disagree, agree, or strongly agree with the statement.

Attendees “strongly agreed” with the following:

  • The course content matched your expectations, and you feel comfortable putting the knowledge gained into practice.
  • The amount of content covered during the course was just right.
  • You would recommend the course to another colleague/locksmith/tradesmen.

Further comments also included:

“A well thought out course presented by two highly experienced and great ‘real world’ locksmiths. Very challenging and rewarding experience.”

“Very knowledgeable tutors; well taught and structured.”


Book any five modules* and get 10% off

This offer can be used in conjunction with members reduced rate.

Example – you can book the level 1 foundation week and add on the level 2 opening for only an additional £189.50 as opposed to £395 using this offer (non-member rate) or for members an additional £113 as opposed to £295.

Alternatively, you can book multiple people onto one course, for example 5 individuals on the High security cylinders course making a saving of £197.50 (non-members) £147.50 (members)


Established Members Offer – book any 3 modules* and get 5% off

Example you can send a staff member on Level 2 opening, high security cylinders & the Advanced Curtain Lock Picking course and make a saving of over £40 or even send three members of staff on the same course and get the discount.

*Please note the Abrasive Wheel course is excluded from these promotions.

Training Calendar September – November 2021

Sat 18th – Sun 19th Sept MLA Exam (With Coaching) £113 p/module £187 p/module
Mon 27th Sept High Security Cylinder Course £295 £395
Mon 4th – Tue 5th Oct Level 1 Mechanical Locksmithing – Foundation Module £585 £645
Wed 6th Oct Level 1 Mechanical Locksmithing – Lock Fitting Module £295 £320
Thu 7th Oct Level 1 Mechanical Locksmithing – UPVC Module £350 £375
Fri 8th Oct Level 1 Mechanical Locksmithing – Opening Module £295 £320
Sat 9th Oct Level 2 Opening £295 £395
Mon 8th – Tue 9th Nov Level 1 Mechanical Locksmithing – Foundation Module £585 £645
Wed 10th Nov Level 1 Mechanical Locksmithing – Lock Fitting Module £295 £320
Thu 11th Nov Level 1 Mechanical Locksmithing – UPVC Module £350 £375
Fri 12th Nov Level 1 Mechanical Locksmithing – Opening Module £295 £320
Tue 16th Nov Aluminium & Glass Door £315 £365
Sat 20th – Sun 21st Nov MLA Exam (With Coaching) £113 p/module £187 p/module
Wed 24th Nov High Security Cylinder Course £295 £395
Thu 25th Nov Advanced Curtain Lock Opening £295 £395

Please note information on dates are subject to change, please visit our website for more information on courses as well as any requirements to attend.