Beginners Locksmith Courses (1, 2 & 5 days)
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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.
For those with no experience in locksmithing our beginners courses include a 5 day course with 4 modules during the week:
Most people attend all 5 days although you can select different course 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.
We also run intermediate and advanced courses for those already trading as a locksmith & wish to increase their skill set.
Our advanced courses include:
Also see our training FAQ page where we answer over 20 popular questions.
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.
Yes! There are various options available for those attending any of our courses.
Weekly or Monthly Plans
Course attendees can setup a monthly or a weekly payment plan, all we require is for your course to be paid in full one month before the start date.
We offer the following payment methods:
Contact us to enquire about booking.
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.
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.
Our becoming a locksmith FAQ section cover all topics from skills required, qualifications in locksmithing to a career guide we put together.
Our purpose built training centre is fully COVID-19 secure with the following protocols in place:
Courses we currently offer include:
If you want to know how to be a locksmith, then there are several skills that are required to becoming a professional locksmith;
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 ).
To gain experience a local locksmith may offer you work as an “apprentice” – there is currently no formal apprenticeships in locksmithing.
The most popular way to learn about becoming a locksmith is to attend our 5-day beginner’s locksmith course at our Training Centre in Rugby, Warwickshire.
22-26 Mar 2021
19-23 Apr 2021
17-21 May 2021
9 Jun 2021
Member Price: £295 | Non-Member Price: £377
Master Locksmiths Association, 1 Prospect Park, Valley Drive, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 1TFBook this course
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