City & Guilds Qualified Locksmith
If you are paying for a locksmith make sure you get a qualified one!
- There is no legal requirement in the UK for a locksmith to be registered
- There are no licenses granted or official exams that you HAVE to take to call yourself a locksmith!
- I EMPHASISE THE WORD HAVE TO TAKE
- Basically someone could leave prison today and call themselves a locksmith tomorrow!!
City & Guilds Qualified Locksmiths are few and far between and you have to ask yourself “why is this the case”. City & Guilds accreditation is recognised and respected. You have to prove your worth by sitting an exam and passing various modules to achieve a City & Guilds qualification
When shopping around for a locksmith in the Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull area you will see many showing logos of accreditations from companies that they have actually paid to join and have to pay a yearly membership fee to be a part of. In the vast majority of cases no exam has to be taken you just pay your money and you’re in!
With the City & Guilds exam this isn’t the case; you HAVE TO sit an exam and pass various modules – if you don’t pass them then you are not deemed as competent and therefore are not awarded the City & Guilds accreditation in Locksmithing.
You have to prove your worth to the City & Guilds examiner.
I was not trained by a training school. I haven’t done a 5 day locksmith course, bought the tools and now call myself a locksmith. I cut my first key in 1988 at H.E Phillips in Coventry and have had my own mobile locksmith business since 2005. Today I am very proud to be a City & Guilds accredited Locksmith.