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.

City & Guilds qualified Locksmith

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.