The NGCL was set up to help provide stability and longevity for the Locksmithing industry and create a communal support for Locksmiths where expertise and knowledge can be shared. Our aim is to help Locksmiths reach their full potential and to provide ongoing support; whether this be onsite, on the road or helping to start up a new local Locksmith business. We can do this by providing comprehensive ongoing training, regular skill updates, access to the newest tools and parts and most importantly support and guidance from our expert team.
NGCL members have access to support 24/7.
Expert Locksmiths on hand to give onsite guidance and support.
Support from industry experts to help will all business matters and support.
All members of the NGCL community have access to 24-hour support 7 days a week, whether stuck on a job or just looking for a bit of business advice. Our expert team at head office consists of industry experts, including fully qualified Locksmiths, to offer support whenever necessary no matter night or day.
It is important when first starting out in the Locksmith industry, Engineers have the confidence to carry out jobs alone. By providing round the clock support, this helps gain confidence in their work and abilities but also instils confidence in the customer that the work is completed to the highest standard.
NGCL Member Perks
Advanced and Elite members have access to the most up to date Locksmith courses at a discounted price.
Help and guidance when ordering stock and tools with a discounted carriage charge.
Advanced and Elite members of the NGCL have access to discounted ‘brush up’ courses to ensure that they always have the facilities and support to stay up to date with the ever changing Locksmith industry. The most successful Locksmiths will move with the times and hone their skills to understand the more advanced security systems that are now being used in homes. By being an Elite or Advanced member of the NGCL, Engineers get support to help ensure the future success of their business, as we provide access to some of the most up to date training courses in the country. The NGCL also helps with stock and tooling by providing preferential parts pricing, a parts ordering service, and discounted carriage charge.
Other Benefits of NGCL Membership
The NGCL do more than just help and support, we offer a wide range of ever-expanding services to provide the maximum benefits to our members.
Members have access to our expert marketing team, to help with all of their business-related questions and queries.
As we know our members are highly qualified, we are always on hand to help improve and tailor our member’s personal online presence and visibility.
The NGCL is not just here to help with training and support, but also to provide a higher volume of work to our wonderful Locksmiths. We have an expert and extensive marketing team who work hard to help every engineer gain more local work and by joining the NGCL you can access support in advertising, social media, online advertising and so much more.
Now that the Yellow Pages are no longer in circulation, more customers are turning to the internet to find a Locksmith. This change means the majority of Locksmith advertising has moved online. The NGCL is committed to supporting our members’ online presence and ensuring their voice is heard above the crowd, we know that our Locksmiths are the best and we believe customers should too.
So, if you are looking for support in launching a new Locksmith business or for support in improving and maintaining an existing business, then being part of the NGCL is a wise decision that you will benefit greatly from. The NGCL will support you in all areas of your business, whether that is with advertising, training or stock and tooling approved.
NGCL Approved Courses
NGCL approved, Locksmith Training Academy currently offers one of the only Locksmith qualifications available in the industry and has multiple accreditations available boasting the highest level in the industry.
All courses are tailored and extensive, offering comprehensive training to newcomers or brush up courses for current Locksmiths.
All courses consist of small class numbers to ensure that individual learning is optimised.
Locksmith Training Academy is currently one of the only providers that offers a Locksmith Qualification as approved by Highfield and offers a NCFE Level 4 accreditation, which is the highest level of accreditation in the Locksmith industry.
All courses are taught by industry professionals and are tailor made to help newcomers to the Locksmithing trade start their career off with a high skill level, ongoing support is also provided after the training has been completed. All NGCL approved Locksmith courses consist of small class numbers, so all students can have the level of guidance they need to learn and improve their skills. The NGCL also offer a range of ‘brush up’ courses so Locksmith Engineers can keep up with the ever-advancing demands of home security.
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What you get as an NGCL member is dependent on what level of membership you have. The NGCL offers three levels of membership; Associate, Advanced and Elite. The three different memberships offer different perks, however at all levels you can be sure you will have our upmost support for you and your business. All of our members will also feature on our Locksmith Directory, whilst being able to use the NGCL logo on any marketing. For more info on what you get as an NGCL member then click here.
Yes, you can receive training at our partner Locksmith centre at the Keytek Locksmiths training academy. They offer both an official Locksmith Qualification and a level 4 accreditation. The training facility is purpose-built and has been designed specifically to get trainee Locksmiths industry ready, by providing real doors to train on and individual tutoring. All the trainers and assessors are industry experts with a wealth of knowledge, meaning you will be learning from the best in the industry.
To become a member of the NGCL you have to meet certain criteria. You have to be Level 3 certified (or equivalent) have a clean police record and a proven record of a high skill level in Locksmithing. However, this is not inclusive of all the criteria to become a member of the NGCL, to learn more about the different criteria then click here!
Yes, as long as you meet and maintain the criteria set out by the NGCL you can become a member. The NGCL also provides training for new Locksmith Engineers as well as ‘brush up’ courses for those looking to enhance their skills. Should you meet the criteria and be offered an NGCL membership, you will be at liberty to use our 24/7 technical support if you came across something on site you are unsure of. The staff at the NGCL are also here to help guide you in the set up of your business and offer you any advice and support you may require.
If you are a member of the NGCL your work will be assessed at regular intervals to ensure your skills are still up to standard. These will include regular assessments of your work and conduct with customers to name just two. This will help to identify the need for additional training requirements.
We have a team of industry experts ready to offer support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether you are stuck on site or need help ordering a part, our dedicated team can help you with any query, meaning you will be learning from the best in the industry.