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Call: 020 8941 1413

3 Day Beginners Locksmith Course - £895.00 including VAT

Our Three day Intensive beginners Course will give you the fundamental skills and grounding for you to kick start your new career as a locksmith. This course is for the complete novice and covers the most popular types of lock in common use today.

Day One: 9.00am to 4.30pm


Trainer & Student Introductions


Rim Cylinders (Yale Type) 

  • Disassemble & re-build

  • Re-Pinning and Keying Alike a Rim Cylinder Lock 

  • Opening Rim Cylinders - Picking by Hand, Pick Guns, Drilling

Euro Cylinders (UPVC)

  • Opening Euro Cylinders - Picking by Hand, Pick Guns, Snapping & Drilling

Wafer & Shutter Locks

Day Two: 9.00am to 4.30pm


Rim & Euro Cylinders

  • Opening Rim Cylinders - Picking continued from day 1

  • Opening Euro-Cylinders - Picking continued from day 1


  • Picking by Hand, Pick Guns

Bypass Methods & Techniques

  • Mica Card

  • Letterbox Tool

  • UPVC Latch Openers

  • Padlock Shims

  • Thumb Turners

Day Three: 9.00am to 4.30pm


2, 3 & 5 Lever Mortice Locks:

  • Disassemble & re-build

  • Opening 2, 3 & 5 Lever Mortice Locks

Rim Mounted Lever Locks:

  • Picking and Bypassing

Introduction to BS 5 Lever Mortice Lock

  • 5 Lever Mortice Curtain Locks - Demo

  • Opening BS 5 Lever Mortice Locks - Demo

Introduction to BS 5 Lever De-Coding & Impressioning Kits

Practical Door 'Lock Out' Scenario

Business Start Up Advice, Trade Contacts, Advertising, Subcontracting work etc

Awarding of Certificates

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Included in the cost of the Course:

  • Detailed Course Notes

  • Access to the 'Locksmith Only' area of the website

  • Island Locks Training Certificate showing successful completion of the course. (this aids in obtaining relevant trade accounts)

  • Full Back-up, support & advice - Free and with NO time limit

  • Refreshments throughout

You do not need to bring anything with you as we will supply everything you need. The only thing you have to bring is yourself, lots of enthusiasm, & a keenness to learn!


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To take your first step to a New, Rewarding and

exciting Career, contact us today.

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join our Locksmiths forum which is totally free, and has a wealth of useful information.


All Island Locks Course attendees are given full

access to the forum after training.

Can you Answer 'Yes' to the Following?


Are you looking for a New & Rewarding Career ?

Are you Motivated and have an Ambition to succeed ?

Do you like a Challange & Problem Solving ?

If you can answer 'yes' to all the above then get in touch with us today.