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Locksmith Training Courses

If you attend a course, we will help you with your marketing side using our in house marketing team. This will include specialised leaflets and business cards (if you have a company logo we will put this onto the artwork for you), and we will 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.

If you book on the 7 day auto course we will even help you design a brand new company logo to help promote yourself, as well as print out 48 A5 leaflets and 50 business cards for you and provide a van sticker!

7 Day Auto Locksmith Training Course

ONLY £1,199
+ VAT!

            

The 7 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 7 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.

Module 1: 2 Day Basic Auto Entry Course

ONLY £399
+ VAT!

       

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.

Module 2: 2 Day Genuine Lishi Training Course

ONLY £399
+ VAT!

        

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, HU46, NSN14, GT15, HU66, VA2, SIP22, HU100, HU101, TOY48, KIA7 and Ford Tibbe locks.

Module 3: 1 Day Advanced Genuine Lishi Training Course

ONLY £199
+ VAT!

        

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 VA2, HU64 and VAC102. 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.

Module 4: 1 Day KD900 and Truecode Programming Course

ONLY £199
+ VAT!

      

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.

Module 5: SuperVAG Programming Course

ONLY £199
+ VAT!

      

The 1 day 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.

 

Based in Whitefield (just outside of Manchester), Tradelocks delivers hands-on intensive auto locksmith training courses for those who wish to learn the craft themselves and become a qualified auto locksmith.

Our brand new dedicated locksmith training school will introduce you in the World of auto picking, opening, bypassing a variety of different car locks, as well as auto key cutting, key programming and Eeprom work.


If you attend a course, we will help you with your marketing side using our in house marketing team. This will include specialised leaflets and business cards (if you have a company logo we will put this onto the artwork for you), and we will 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.

If you book on the 10 day auto course we will even help you design a brand new company logo to help promote yourself, as well as print out 48 A5 leaflets and 50 business cards for you and provide a van sticker!

Meet The Trainers

Richard Bunn

Richard previously worked as an IT professional before going out to the USA in 2000 to train at SAVTA (Safe and Vault Technicians). On his return to the UK, Richard initially found as many safe and automotive locksmith training courses he could possibly find. He tells us that, "Creating the skills foundation is only the beginning. You then start the long and interesting journey of refining your skills, and even now my motto is everyday is a learning day."

Fifteen years of successful locksmithing later, Richard has specialised as an automotive locksmith and completes over a 1000 'lost key' jobs per year (for customers such as the RAC.) This allows him to keep his course content fresh and current which is vital for students. In addition, during this time he has used his IT knowledge and invented an automotive transponder product i.e. Touchclone. The bi-product of all this research gives students in-depth knowledge of transponder technology and immobilisers that cannot be found with any other trainer! Richard is passionate about the industry and continues to consult on Automotive Technology to past and present students.

Locksmith Training Room

All locksmith courses take place at our dedicated training workshop in Birmingham, where we will provide each candidate with all the necessary tools, manuals and a business plan to enable YOU to successfully start & run a mobile locksmith business.

The lifestyle and earning potential for a locksmith is very lucrative as you set your hours as well as your prices. For example , weekend and night time work is an area that many locksmiths do not wish to cover. The realisation however is you can charge between £70 to £100 to open a standard Yale type lock at 8.00pm at night, and it will only take you 1 minute ( we will show you). What is more we supply each candidate with a manual (developed and used by practising locksmiths) that will enable you to open over 95% of household mortice locks which the British Standards committee have classified as 'thief resistant' (again we will show you how).

 

Ways to Pay

All locksmith training courses need to be paid in full 2 weeks before the course starts. As we have restricted the course classroom to a maximum of 8, therefore we operate on a first come first served basis.

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Cheques/ Bankers draft
  • Please download a booking form to ensure a place on one of the above locksmith courses, alternatively phone Lorenzo on 0161 796 7268 (option 1)