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Locksmith FAQs - Advice and Tips

Advice & Tips from the UK's largest locksmith association covering topics such as door lock types & keys, advice on becoming a locksmith, tips on hiring a locksmith to locksmith price guides.

We often get asked what the best locksmith course for a beginner is, especially for anyone completely new to locksmithing. We have compiled a list of the best beginners locksmith courses aimed at anyone looking to become a locksmith, from the best course to fit locks to the best key cutting course.
Find out how much a locksmith call out charge is in the UK, what a locksmith call out fee will usually cover and also what the average cost of calling out an emergency locksmith is.For estimated prices of locksmith jobs see our locksmith price list here.
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