What makes our courses so good?
• Highly skilled training from locksmith experts including Martin Pink
• Certificates presented
• NCFE level 3 accredited course**
• FREE technical support line
• FREE marketing support materials including leaflet and business card designs
• FREE guide on how to promote yourself online
• FREE buffet lunch and refeshments throughout the day
• FREE membership to the NNAL (National Network of Approved Locksmiths) complete with ID card
• FREE 12 month membership to the NNAL forum
• Exclusive discounts on tools available at the training centre
• Special and exclusive discounts available from Tradelocks
Work on Live Cars
The 8 day auto locksmith training course is essential if you are planning on going into auto locksmith work. It allows you to work on real working cars through the 8 days, helping you to fully understand all aspects of the trade.
The course is split up into 5 different modules, which will take you through every aspect of auto locksmith work, from basic auto entry and key cutting, to auto entry using Genuine Lishi tools, to programming using Truecode, KD900 and SuperVAG. Details on each module can be found in the following sections:
Friday (Day 1):
The first day of the 8 day auto locksmith course is a solely theory based day covering all the reference materials given to attendees throughout the course, which you can also refer to afterwards when faced with a specific situation on your daily work. You will be given a range of different KeyDIY blades, key pods and horseshoe keys and, by using the reference materials, you will learn how to identify the make and model they apply to. You will then use our range of training vehicles and learn how to identify which blade and which transponder corresponds to each vehicle. The day will end with a Test, which will be used to ensure that you are comfortable navigating the resource material.
Saturday and Sunday (Days 2 and 3):
Module 1: Basic Auto Entry
The 2 day basic auto entry course is designed to give insight into basic auto entry using a number of different techniques. This includes stripping down locks, reading the disks, re-keying it and re-building it. You will then learn how to use a number of different Keyline cutting machines, as well as learning how to site read variety of different manufacturers edge keys and cut a duplicate key. You will then move on to cloning before learning basic methods of vehicle entry and how to gain non-destructive entry to vehicles using basic entry tools including air bags and long reach tools and button grabbing tools, hand picks and hand rakes, jiggler keys and try out keys, overlifters, inner groove picks and basic tibbe lock tools.
Monday and Tuesday (Days 4 and 5):
Module 2: Genuine Lishi
The 2 day Genuine Lishi course is designed to teach you how to pick and decode a number of different Lishi 2 in 1, 3 in 1 and direct reader tools. You will be practising on a number of different live vehicles and training locks including NE72, SIP22, MAZDA (MAZ24R), HU66, VA2, HU46, HU66 (GEN 3), HU92, HU83, HU100, HU43 and HU101.
Wednesday (Day 6):
Module 3: Advanced Genuine Lishi
The 1 day advanced Genuine Lishi course is designed to teach you how to use Lishi picks on a number of more complex locks, including HU64, HY22 and VA6 4 Lifter. You will also concentrate on the new 2015 VAG locks for VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda, learning how to identify these locks, how to site read and decode the keys, as well as understanding the relationship between the side cuts and the conventional cuts on the 8 cut, 9 cut and 10 cut locks.
Thursday (Day 7):
Module 4: KD900 and Truecode
The 1 day KD900 and Truecode training course looks at the stock saving KD900 tool (in order to carry just 1 remote key for every job you may be called to would mean carrying over 200 remotes in stock, this is a significant investment. The KD900 allows you to carry just a few remotes in stock that can be coded to be over 100 different remotes you may see, so reduces the stock investment needed). You will then move on to using the superb Truecode programming system to code keys via OBD diagnostically with the Truecode system. A number of makes and models will be covered, where you will cut keys, plug in to various car OBD ports and code new keys to the cars.
Friday (Day 8):
Module 5: Tango and SuperVAG
The 1 day Tango and SuperVAG training course first looks a programming keys via OBD using a Golf MK4, Golf MK5 and Seat Ibiza. You will then learn how to programme keys in a lost key situation where OBD programming is not available, which includes using Tango. You will then move on to learning how to correct the mileage in the vehicle so it can be changed after a clock swap.
We will help you with your marketing side using our in house marketing team. This will include designing specialised leaflets and business cards (we will print 48 leaflets and 50 business cards out for you) and also provide a van sticker. We will even help you design a brand new company logo to help promote yourself, and give you all the artwork to take away and use. We will also give you a FREE guide on how to promote yourself online with websites, social media and paid for advertising.
To reserve a place on the 8 day auto locksmith course or for further information please phone Chris Gatcliffe on 0161 796 7268 (option 1) or fill out the form below*
Full payment for the course is due 28 days before the course start date. Deposits are non refundable.
If a course booking is cancelled by the purchaser or transferred to a different course, the following fees will be payable:
Within 5 clear working days of the course start: 100% of charge payable
6 to 10 clear working days of the course start: 25% refund
11 to 28 clear working days of the course start: 33% refund
Greater than 29 clear working days of the course start: Full refund (minus 50% deposit) if you have paid the full amount
In the event of a delegate non-attendance the full fee will be payable.
**NCFE Accrediation Details
Our course has been accredited by NCFE, an awarding organisation recognised by the qualification regulators for England (Ofqual), Wales (Qualification Wales) and Northern Ireland (CCEA Regulation).
This is an unregulated product and is not a nationally recognised qualification, but instead has been developed by us to meet the specific requirements of our learners.
This programme has been accredited as a IIQ and we have benchmarked the course’s learning outcomes and assessment criteria at Level 3 to allow you to demonstrate the difficulty and depth of study.
On completion of the 8 day auto locksmith course, learners will receive a certificate of achievement. The certificate is evidence of the knowledge and skills gained by completing the course. This unregulated product has been accredited by NCFE under the IIQ course and the certificate of achievement will be issued directly by NCFE.
*To view the full Terms and Conditions of the Locksmith Training Courses, please click here.