February 26, 2021 | Jessica Davies | Blog

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After what seems like the longest winter in history we are so excited to say the Keytek® Locksmiths Training Academy is back open!! After the PM’s announcement on Monday, our team got to work putting in place plans we have had sitting in the pot whilst we patiently waited for it to be safe to welcome you back into our Academy. We know this is a long time coming for a lot of you already booked onto our courses!

So without further ado, we are pleased to welcome you back in on the following dates:


In March, we will be running 2 day virtual courses for our students undertaking the official Locksmith Qualification course. The two days of virtual learning will cover the non-practical elements of the course. This ensures our students who are using their ELCAS credits are able to do so before this year’s credits become invalid. We will be welcoming a maximum of 5 students per virtual course to ensure each student receives as much support as they need. We will then be welcoming the students back at the end of May and beginning of June to complete the practical elements of the course.


In April, we are so excited to welcome back three students into the Academy itself to complete their NCFE Level 4 Locksmith course. The students taking part in our April are local to the training centre so they are able to travel into the Academy each day without the need to book alternative accommodation or travel outside the local area. More positivity is on the horizon from here also…

May & June

At the end of May, beginning of June we are once again able to offer all of our courses in-house to all of our students as by this time the PM sets to allow self-catered accommodation to open once more! This includes our students who took part in the 2-day virtual learning to enable them to complete the practical side of their training! At this time we will still only be welcoming 3 students in per course to ensure we remain a safe distance from one another.

June 21st & Beyond!

Hooray! This is the date the whole of the UK must have in their diaries as the PM addressed the nation to begin to get our lives back to pre-covid conditions. We hope from here on out that our Academy will be up and running at full speed as it once was from 21st June and will be offering our courses to 4 students at a time. Not long to go now everyone!


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We are so excited to start welcoming our students back into the Academy over the next few weeks and months. If you have been putting off starting your new career within the Locksmith industry due to the restrictions we hope our plan has answered some of your questions. If you have any questions or queries regarding anything to do with our Academy please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing us at academy@keytek.co.uk or by calling us on 01202 711195, no question is too big or too small. Please note we have limited staff in the office at this time so if you cannot get a hold of us by calling in, please email us and request a call back and we will be back in touch as soon as possible.


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