Intermediate & Advanced Locksmith Courses

Intermediate and Advanced Locksmith Courses from Master Locksmiths Association
We now have an advanced level programmed designed for students who wish to practice as a locksmith at a higher level.

These advances courses are someone who’s either completed our beginner’s locksmith courses or for locksmiths with experience looking to increase their skill set.

Intermediate & Advanced Courses

There’s a choice of 5 modules, depending on the areas of locksmithing you’re looking to work in, including:-

1. NEW FOR 2020 Lock Bumping Masterclass – 1 Day
2. Opening Module – Level 2 (Lever) – 1 Day
3. Aluminium and Glass Doors – 1 Day
4. Essential Bench Locksmithing – 1 Day
5. High Security Cylinders – 1 Day

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

1. Lock Bumping Masterclass – 1 Day

Course Content:

  • What Locks can be Bumped ?
  • How to make your own Bump Keys
  • Pro’s & Con’s
  • Common Pitfalls & Techniques
  • Do Dimple Locks bump open ?
  • What Bump Hammer ?

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Included in course

  • Students get Hand out sheets covering everything in the lesson
  • Brand new euro cylinder each with 3 x original keys where they can make 1x bump key from during the lesson
  • Take the other 2 x keys and cylinder home to keep practicing with.

Cost: £180 inc VAT -MLA Members Rate*
Location: Unit 1, Prospect Park, Valley Dr, Rugby, CV21 1TF
Date: Course dates click here

*Open to MLA members only and will require Standard level DBS check as opposed to the basic disclosure [ to join the MLA – visit our how to join page ]


2. Opening Module (Level 2) (Lever) – 1 Day 

  • Various methods of entry explained
  • Opening authority procedures
  • Detailed lock identification through the keyhole
  • How to successfully drill BS curtained mortice locks
  • Including hints Tips and how to avoid the dangers of failure
  • Hands-on drilling of BS mortice locks
  • Instruction and hands-on NDE of BS mortice locks

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Cost: £295 inc VAT – MLA Members Rate* | £395 inc VAT – Non-Member Rate
Location: Unit 1, Prospect Park, Valley Dr, Rugby, CV21 1TF
Date: Course dates click here

This module is aimed at the more experienced locksmith (rather than complete new entrant).

  • Should have either taken the Level 1 opening module or have been an MLA member for more than 1 year.
  • Have a good understanding of lever lock terminology, how locks work and understanding of basic opening techniques.

*Will require a standard level disclosure


3. Aluminium & Glass Doors  – 1 Day

Learn How to:

  • Safely remove/re-fit the doors
  • Gain access for repairing and rekeying the locks
  • Troubleshoot issues with transom and floor springs
  • Install Access Control on aluminium single and double doors
  • Replace transom and floor springs
  • The implications of un-checked/un-serviced doors
  • Making your customers aware of health and safety implications from slamming of doors and loose/broken pivots
  • Preventing injury to people (especially children) from door slamming or incorrectly set door controls
  • The difference between hold-open and non-hold open doors on Access Control installations

Aluminium Doors

  • A mixture of theory and practical
  • Types of door springs used
  • Distinguishing between the side & end load, hold open & non-hold open doors
  • Different closer strength sizes & their applications
  • Taking off and replacing doors
  • Examining and replacing transom springs
  • Types of closers & pivots
  • Adjusting/calibrating aluminium doors
  • Types of locks & fitting them for use with Access Control systems
  • Converting double action to single action
  • How to fit electric releases, mag locks and correctly aligning door when using shear mags
  • Specialist hardware (e.g. fire escape applications)
  • Releasing and replacing jammed flush bolts
  • Changing screw in and Euro Cylinder locks and barrels

Aluminium Doors training course
Cost: MLA Members £315 inc VAT  | Non-Members £365 inc VAT
Reduced Price:  To receive members rate prices see join the MLA section
Location: Unit 1, Prospect Park, Valley Dr, Rugby, CV21 1TF
Date: Course dates click here

Non Member Requirements:  We require a Basic Disclosure security clearance check, should be provided prior to joining the course.

You can apply through the government’s site or there are various private providers online.


4. Essential Bench Locksmithing – 1 Day

  • Exam standard key cutting to Chubb/ Union 3G110 – demonstrations and theory on various means of key
    cutting followed by practical and assesment.
  • General lock repairs – Silver soldering, extending keys Fitting Drill pin, bolt stumps, etc. Repairing levers,
    springs, gating’s etc. Demo and practical for students.
  • Euro profile Cylinders – Building and rekeying euro profile cylinders using the Kaba Grundmann
    rekeying tools, how to load pins, retaining the top pin, passing, master keying etc
  • Furniture Locks – Lock recognition, opening techniques, impressioning wafer locks, decoding making
    master keys for furniture locks.
  • Demo and practical for students.

Cost: MLA Members £295 inc VAT  | Non-Members £345 inc VAT
Reduced Price:  To receive members rate prices see join the MLA section
Location: Unit 1, Prospect Park, Valley Dr, Rugby, CV21 1TF
Date: Course dates click here

Non Member Requirements:  We require a Basic Disclosure security clearance check, should be provided prior to joining the course.

You can apply through the government’s site or there are various private providers online.


5. High Security Cylinders – 1 Day

  • Lock identification
  • Terminology of lock parts
  • Components and the make up of cylinders
  • Drill protection
  • Snap protection
  • Side bars
  • Locking cams
  • Security handles
  • and more!

Cost: MLA Members £295 inc VAT  | Non-Members £395 inc VAT
Reduced Price:  To receive members rate prices see join the MLA section
Location: Unit 1, Prospect Park, Valley Dr, Rugby, CV21 1TF
Date: Course dates click here

Non Member Requirements:  We require a Basic Disclosure security clearance check, should be provided prior to joining the course.

You can apply through the government’s site or there are various private providers online.

Contact us for a FREE Course Pack

or Call FREE 0800 783 14 98

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Next Available Courses

Advanced Course: Opening Level 2 – 3rd Oct 2020

Date:

Cost: Member Price: £295 | Non-Member Price: £395

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

Advanced Course: Aluminium & Glass Doors – 7th Oct 2020

Date:

Cost: Member Price: £315 | Non-Member Price: £365

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

Advanced Course: Essential Bench Locksmithing – 28th Oct 2020

Date:

Cost: Member Price: £295 | Non-Member Price: £345

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

Advanced Course: Opening Level 2 – 29th Oct 2020

Date:

Cost: Member Price: £295 | Non-Member Price: £395

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

Advanced Course: High Security Cylinder Opening – 31st Oct 2020

Date:

Cost: Member Price: £295 | Non-Member Price: £395

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

Advanced Course: Lock Bumping Masterclass – 4th Nov 2020

Date:

Cost: Member Price: £180

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

Advanced Course: Aluminium & Glass Doors – 18th Nov 2020

Date:

Cost: Member Price: £315 | Non-Member Price: £365

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

Advanced Course: Opening Level 2 – Sat 5th Dec 2020

Date:

Cost: Member Price: £295 | Non-Member Price: £395

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

Advanced Course: High Security Cylinder Opening – 12th Dec 2020

Date:

Cost: Member Price: £295 | Non-Member Price: £395

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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