Beginners Locksmith Courses (1, 2 & 5 days)

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These 1 day, 2 day & 5 day locksmith courses run by the Master Locksmiths Association are aimed at beginners new to the industry, these training courses will teach you everything from how to cut keys by hand, key cutting by machine, opening and picking locks to mortice & rim lock fitting.

For the next course dates please see our beginners course date section.

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We have put together a series of 4 modules/courses during a 5 day week, these are structured into an initial 2-day Foundation Course and 3 follow-on modules, we also offer the option to take all four modules during the 5 day week, full details are below:

Foundation Module (2 days) – Beginners Course

  • Types of locks current in use & terminology
  • Cylinder Key Identification
  • Pin Tumbler Mechanisms
  • Cylinder Key Machine Set-up. Maintenance & Safety
  • Cylinder Key cutting by machine
  • Stripping rim cylinder
  • Mortice key blank identification
  • Lever mechanisms
  • Mortice Key cutting by machine
  • Mortice locks
  • Lever lock key cutting by hand
  • Safes (brief overview)
  • Lock Opening Basics (intro to picking, wafer lock and picking open disc tumbler lock)
  • Code Key cutting

Fitting Module (1 day) – Beginners Course

  • Tools for fitting
  • Fitting rim nightlatch
  • Fitting lever mortice lock
  • Upgrading lever mortice to euro cylinder operated mortice
  • Fitting secondary security devices

Basic Opening Module (1 day) – Beginners Course

  • Tools for opening
  • Methods of entry
  • Opening authority procedure
  • Theory of mortice lock picking
  • Picking 2 & 3 lever mortice locks
  • Other opening methods for 2/3 lever locks (jigglers, overlift)
  • Lock Identification (how to)
  • Theory of Mortice Lock Drilling
  • ERA 5 lever padlock opening
  • Theory and then practical of picking pin tumbler locks
  • Theory and then practical of drilling cylinder locks
  • Pick Guns
  • Other opening Techniques (bumping, snapping, slipping, letterbox tool)

UPVC Module (1 day) – Beginners Course

  • Multi Point Lock ID (various locking types/mechanisms, backsets, strike plates, profiles and packing etc.)
  • Toe & Heeling
  • Opening Jammed Mechanisms
  • Gearbox Replacement
  • Hinges & Handles
  • Security upgrades
  • Additional security

 

Full 5 Day Locksmith Course – Perfect for Beginners

We also offer the option to take the full 5 day course which involves all the below modules:

Foundation Module (2 days) – Beginners Course

Fitting Module (1 day) – Beginners Course

Basic Opening Module (1 day) – Beginners Course

UPVC Module (1 day) – Beginners Course

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Who Should Attend?

An absolute beginner or someone with relatively limited experience within the industry

After The Course?

This course will equip you to either seek employment as a trainee locksmith or even setup your own business.

Intermediate and Advanced Courses

Should you wish to expand your skillset we also run a choice of 7 different courses to take your locksmithing skills onto another level.  To view details please view our intermediate/advanced course page


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For more information on our courses please contact us or call us on 0800 783 14 98


View our
 Locksmith Training Course Costs and Dates for the next available dates when courses start.

Next Available Course Dates

May 2018 Courses


Date:21st May 2018 to 22nd May 2018
Cost: Member Price: £570 | Non Member Price: £625
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ
 


Date: 23rd May 2018
Cost: Member Price: £285 | Non Member Price: £310
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ

 


Date: 24th May 2018
Cost: Member Price: £340 | Non Member Price: £365
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ

 


Date: 25th May 2018
Cost: Member Price: £285 | Non Member Price: £310
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ

July 2018 Courses


Date:9th July 2018 to 10th July 2018
Cost: Member Price: £570 | Non Member Price: £625
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ
 


Date: 11th July 2018
Cost: Member Price: £285 | Non Member Price: £310
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ

 


Date: 12th July 2018
Cost: Member Price: £340 | Non Member Price: £365
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ

 


Date: 13th July 2018
Cost: Member Price: £285 | Non Member Price: £310
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ

August 2018 Courses


Date:20th August 2018 to 21st August 2018
Cost: Member Price: £570 | Non Member Price: £625
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ
 


Date: 22nd August 2018
Cost: Member Price: £285 | Non Member Price: £310
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ

 


Date: 23rd August 2018
Cost: Member Price: £340 | Non Member Price: £365
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ

 


Date: 24th August 2018
Cost: Member Price: £285 | Non Member Price: £310
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ

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