Locksmith Training Courses – Intermediate & Advanced

We now have an advanced level programmed designed for students who wish to practice as a locksmith at a higher level. It’s designed for someone who’s either completed the Entry Level Beginners courses or for someone with experience looking to increase their skillset.

7 Choices of Intermediate & Advanced Locksmith Courses

There’s a choice of 7 modules, depending on the areas of locksmithing you’re looking to work in, including:-

  • Modern Mechanical Locksmithing – Bench Locksmithing (Half Day)

  • Modern Mechanical Locksmithing – Furniture Locks (Half Day)

  • Modern Mechanical Locksmithing – High Street/Commercial Premises Locksmithing (Half Day)

  • Modern Mechanical Locksmithing – Mechanical & Battery Operated Digital Locks (Half Day) 

  • Modern Mechanical Locksmithing – Opening Module (Level 2) (Lever) 

  • Modern Mechanical Locksmithing – Safe Lock Servicing 


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Below is a breakdown of what you will learn on each these course during the day:

Modern Mechanical Locksmithing – Bench Locksmithing (Half Day)

Key Machine Set-up, Calibration & Maintenance

Disassembling & Re-assemble Euro Profile Cylinders

  • Methods of disassembling
  • Passing
  • Mastering
  • Modular assembly to construct the correct size
  • Re-profiling & changing cams 

Key Cutting by Hand

  • Lever, warded & safe locks

General Lock Repair

  • Silver soldering
  • How to fit a drill pin
  • How to extend a key
  • Re-springing a lever

 Modern Mechanical Locksmithing – Furniture Locks (Half Day)

  • Lock recognition – logos, marks & shapes
  • Key recognition – convenience, logos & head shape
  • OEM
  • Key cutting
  • Lock decoding (various methodologies)
  • Core removal (core removal key or bypass tool)
  • Key code identification
  • Master keys & pass keys
  • Opening & bypass methods (incl. picking)
  • Furniture lock & mechanism repair
  • High security container locks
  • Radial Pin Tumbler locks – opening & decoding   

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Modern Mechanical Locksmithing – High Street/Commercial Premises Locksmithing (Half Day)

APG Doors & Locks

  • Definition
  • Different types of applications
  • Where & how they’re fitted
  • Different types of rails
  • The ‘Patch System’ explained
  • Pitfalls of removing & re-fitting
  • H&S-related issues

Aluminium Doors

  • Types of springs used
  • Distinguishing between the side & end load, hold open & non-hold open method
  • Different sizes & their applications
  • Fitting
  • Types of closers & pivots
  • Adjusting/calibrating aluminium doors
  • Types of locks & fitting them in conjunction with Access Control systems
  • Specialist hardware (e.g. fire escape applications)
  • H&S-related issues

Modern Mechanical Locksmithing – Mechanical & Battery Operated Digital Locks (Half Day)

  • Manufacturers & lock types
  • Key Safes (push button & wheel)
  • Luggage locks
  • Manipulation
  • Wheel locks on padlocks (inc. bike locks)
  • Code Changing & retrieving lost codes
  • Standards (BS8607) – mechanical only
  • Overview of Battery Operated Digital Locks
  • Replacing electronic codes
  • Examples of programming
  • Troubleshooting
  • Installation
  • Upgrades 

Modern Mechanical Locksmithing – Opening Module (Level 2) (Lever) 

Introduction

  • Basics of methods of entry
  • Opening authority procedure

Lever Locks

  • Differences between various 5 Lever Locks
  • Lock Identification
  • How to open non-curtain & curtain 5 lever locks
  • Background on mortice lock drilling (incl. dangers)
  • How to open pre-drilled locks
  • Drilling fresh open lever locks
  • Intro to Non-Destructive Opening of Lever Locks (various methodologies)

Modern Mechanical Locksmithing – Safe Lock Servicing

Types of common safe lock

  • Current models
    • Economics for replacement (vs. cutting keys)
  • Historic models
    • Alter combination
    • Cut keys
    • Minor repair

Servicing & lubricating bolt work & re-lockers

  • Checking glass, wire, strings, rods & chain mechanisms

Insurance ratings & relevant standards

Combination Locks

  • When to replace / when to repair &/or service
  • Identifying historic patterns

Chubb Isolator mechanism

  • Servicing & repair

Time locks & time delay

Electronic locking


Contact us for our
Free Locksmith Course Pack
or call FREE on 0800 783 14 98