Locksmith Training Courses

As the UK’s largest locksmith trade association we run a range of training courses to become a locksmith, our beginners’ locksmith courses are perfect anyone new to locksmithing to advanced courses for existing locksmiths who want to learn new skills.

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Locksmith Course Details and How to Become a Locksmith

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Beginners courses – For those with no experience in locksmithing our beginners’ courses include a starter 2-day foundation course which teaches you how to cut keys, open and fit locks.

Other beginners courses are a 1-day fitting module, 1-day UPVC module and a basic opening module, most attend all 5 days although some select their modules to attend.

Learn to Unlock Car Locks see our 1 day auto locksmith course perfect for those with zero auto experience & covers how to pick open vehicles locks including Volkswagen, Audi & Ford.

2020 Course Dates

COVID-19 Secure Training Premises

Our purpose built training centre is fully COVID-19 secure with the following protocols in place:

  • Following government guidelines
  • Risk assessment completed
  • Signage in place
  • PPE provided
  • Automatic hand sanitization points
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Automatic hand sanitization points in our training centre

Advanced Locksmith Courses

We also run intermediate and advanced courses for those already trading as a locksmith and wishing to increase their skill set.

Amongst our 5 advanced courses are a lock bumping course, Level 2 Opening course & even a course in removing and fitting Aluminium Doors which has been very popular.

Frequently Asked Questions

1.  How long does it take to train to be a locksmith?

Our 5-day beginners course allows those with no experience to go out and start trading as a locksmith, although locksmithing is a ongoing career whereby you learn something new every day,  keeping up to date with product knowledge is essential as well.

Our becoming a locksmith FAQ section here cover all topics from skills required, qualifications in locksmithing to a career guide we put together.

2. How much does locksmith training cost?

The price for locksmith training is from £625 for our 2-day beginner’s module to £1625 for our full 5-day course.

3. What is the best locksmith training course?

The best locksmith course for your needs all depends on what service you want to offer as a locksmith, our tutors all have decades of experience as trading locksmiths.

Our 2-day foundation module is a great starting point for those don’t want to commit to a full 5-day course.

Our training courses are also recognised by UCAS and mentioned by National Careers Service.

4. Can I start trading as a locksmith after the course?

Yes you can start working as a locksmith after our beginner course.

Currently there are ZERO government regulations on locksmithing so effectively anyone can call themselves a locksmith, this is why we license our locksmiths as MLA Approved Locksmiths.

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How to Become a Professional Locksmith

If you want to know how to be a locksmith, then there are several skills that are required to becoming a professional locksmith;

  1. 1. Excellent manual dexterity
  2. 2. Interest in mechanical and electronic gadgetry
  3. 3. Good communications/public relations
  4. 4. maths and possibly some carpentry skills are all assets.

However, locksmithing is one career that will keep your interest because there is a constant need for Continued Professional Development.

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For tips on the skills to be a locksmith click here our page includes advice from trading locksmiths on skills they use.

A lot of people new to locksmithing think that after a 3-day course they can earn £60K a year sadly this is probably unrealistic.

You are always learning as a locksmith this is due to the continuous development of new products; these require new perception and techniques on the part of the locksmith.

A locksmiths craft is very diverse as there are also many specialist fields; some locksmiths will have a business that covers some of these fields ( e.g key cutting, uPVC locks, access control ), some businesses will specialise in one area ( e.g security safe specialists ).

How to Gain an Understanding of Locksmithing

Often a local locksmith may be able to offer you work as an “apprentice” (although there is currently no formal apprenticeships in locksmithing this is something that the MLA is working on alongside the industry’s skills body Skills for Security).

Another way to gain an understanding of the industry is to attend our 5-day beginner’s locksmith course here at MLA’s Training Centre in Rugby, Warwickshire.

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The dates of the current courses can be found on our course dates page and early booking is recommended, as courses always prove very popular.

Next Available Courses

5 Day Beginners Course: 28th Sept -2nd Oct 2020

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Cost: Member Price: £1525 | Non-Member Price: £1660

Location: Master Locksmiths Association, 1 Prospect Park, Valley Drive, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 1TF

5 Day Beginners Course: 19th-23rd Oct 2020

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Cost: Member Price: £1525 | Non-Member Price: £1660

Location: Master Locksmiths Association, 1 Prospect Park, Valley Drive, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 1TF

5 Day Beginners Course: 9th – 13th Nov 2020

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Cost: Member Price: £1525 | Non-Member Price: £1660

Location: Master Locksmiths Association, 1 Prospect Park, Valley Drive, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 1TF

5 Day Beginners Course: 30th Nov – 4th Dec 2020

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Cost: Member Price: £1525 | Non-Member Price: £1660

Location: Master Locksmiths Association, 1 Prospect Park, Valley Drive, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 1TF

Auto Locksmith Course: 23rd Sept 2020

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Cost: Member Price: £295 | Non-Member Price: £377

Location: Master Locksmiths Association, 1 Prospect Park, Valley Drive, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 1TF

For more information on our course please contact us or call us on 01327 262 255

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