General Locksmithing Courses (1, 2 & 5 days) – Perfect for Beginners

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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.

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We have generated a Mechanical Locksmithing series of courses, 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.

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Next Available Course Dates

January 2018 Courses


Date:22nd January 2018 to 23rd January 2018
Cost: Member Price: £570 | Non Member Price: £625
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ
 


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

 


Date: 25th January 2018
Cost: Member Price: £340 | Non Member Price: £365
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ

 


Date: 26th January 2018
Cost: Member Price: £285 | Non Member Price: £310
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ
 

Feb/March 2018 Courses


Date:26th February 2018 to 27th February 2018
Cost: Member Price: £570 | Non Member Price: £625
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ
 


Date: 28th February 2018
Cost: Member Price: £285 | Non Member Price: £310
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ

 


Date: 1st March 2018
Cost: Member Price: £340 | Non Member Price: £365
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ

 


Date: 2nd March 2018
Cost: Member Price: £285 | Non Member Price: £310
Location: Master Locksmiths Association ,5D Great Central Way, Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3PZ
 

April 2018 Courses


Date:9th April 2018 to 10th April 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 April 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 April 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 April 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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