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Locksmith Training

One-to-One Training By The Expert Locksmith with 30 Years Experience

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It’s all about the one-to-one

Locksmith training that works

Would you like a new career? One that gives you flexibility, the option to work when you want, offers little stress, and one that provides a very good income.

I’m Nick Foster, I have over 30 years experience as a successful and busy locksmith and I offer a 4 day, hands-on, one to one training course for domestic locksmithing including UPVC door fixes. You’ll receive an introduction to vehicle entry too.

Based in Bury, Lancashire, the training will be provided in my fully equipped training space and crucially, for you to get the very most from your training, also on real jobs you’ll attend with me in the Bury and Bolton area.

The training course is informal, loosely structured and has no final exam with little written content. This is a hands-on, one-to-one training course and that’s exactly what you’ll be doing and learning from. 

To attend, all you have to do is book, pay a deposit to reserve your place and come along on your designated days. Everything else is prepared for you to learn the skills of locksmithing, and the business of being a locksmith, as much as possible on any course. And since you’ll be close by you can even attend night appointments with me for yet more training and valuable experience.

Want to know more? Get in touch, your new lifetime career could start right here.

Free Half Day Taster

If you need to, you don’t even have to commit to a full course before coming along. I offer a half day taster so you can see if being a locksmith is for you.

It will just be me and you, as training is fully reserved for that individual, but on a day where I have no Trainee you are very welcome to join me, check out the training space, ride along on real jobs, get a personal feel for the work but also talk to previous trainees and see how our exclusive Network is such a great resource for all graduates.

No obligation to book thereafter, no sales pitch, just good honest advice from a working locksmith who loves his job.

I don’t believe any other course has this completely free option. So if you want to be sure about the exceptional level of training you will receive and be confident in making the best decision for your future, please get in touch.

– Learn How It Is For Real –

Locksmith Training

Enjoy a true experience of being a locksmith. No being confined to a classroom, no other students, it’s all about you and a great platform of skills that will let you start earning straight away.

Locksmith Training

One-to-One Training Only

Great Practical Experience

Ride Alongs on Call-Outs

Tried and Trusted Training

& continued support in your new career

The difference with Dr Lock (apart from the one-to-one training), is the ongoing support of your new locksmith career.

There’s extra free ride along days if you need them and lifetime entry to the UK National Locksmith Network. That’s the combined knowledge and experience of over 150 previous graduates who all help towards each others success.

And since you will be part of such a large locksmith network you’ll enjoy the exclusive discounts already secured with the UK’s leading lock suppliers.

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Working Locksmith

4 Day Course

One-to-One Training

Real Life Scenerios

Real Life Scenarios

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Vehicle Entry Included

Locksmith Bible Included

High Success Rate

Deals from Suppliers

Post Course Helpline

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Free ‘Ride-Along’ Days

Network of 140+ Locksmith

1 Comprehensive Course – 3 Optional Tools Packages

4 days of one-to-one training to start up your great new career.

Locksmith Training

4 Day Course


(All the training but you acquire your own kit and stock)

4 day training on and off the road in real situations

For a full run down of your training click here

And You’ll Receive

The one and only acclaimed Dr. Lock® locksmith ‘bible’

Free for life helpline & after training ride along days if needed

Lifetime membership of the UK National Locksmith Network

Use of UK NLN branding for work wear & social media

UK NLN decals for your van and a security lanyard

3 Tools Packages Available

Purely optional, but I can get your kit together for you too.

Tools Package 1

‘Everyday’ Locksmith Hand Tools 

The daily hand tools of locksmithing that you will need and use all the time


Included in this package
Collection of over 180 tools in a quality toolbox – electric pick gun, 3-star picks, mortice picks, letterbox kit and more

Tools Package 2

‘Everyday’ Hand Tools and Locks & Parts

All the great hand tools and a good stock of domestic locks and parts


Included in this package
Collection of over 180 tools in a quality toolbox – electric pick gun, 3-star picks, mortice picks, letterbox kit and more

Brand name locks and spare parts from our main supplier. Trusted locks and components used everyday and on your training

Tools Package 3

Hand Tools, Locks, Parts, & Power Tools

Everything you could possibly need and quality that will last for years


Included in this package
Collection of over 180 tools in a quality toolbox – electric pick gun, 3-star picks, mortice picks, letterbox kit and more

Brand name locks and spare parts from our main supplier. Trusted locks and components used everyday and on your training

5 top power tools from Makita, the excellent Dremel Magi Burr, grinding discs, burrs, drill bits, cutting blades and more

Looking for Auto Locksmith Training?


Interested to train as an Auto Locksmith instead? You can read all about my vehicle entry and car key cutter and programmer courses here

One-to-One Locksmith Training – The Dr Lock Way

Join the other graduates of the One-To-One method who all enjoy successful locksmith careers after training with Dr Lock

MJS Locksmith

"I saw other courses online but I decided on Dr Lock because of the real world training, like a mini apprenticeship. And once I chatted to Nick on the phone that just clinched the deal. If you are serious about becoming a locksmith, then get on this course, you will not be disappointed."


MJS Locksmiths

"After being a landscape gardener for 20 years I had to change careers because of a bad back. And although I looked at the other locksmith trainers out there I'm so glad I chose to go with Nick and his course. He made everything engaging and enjoyable and I've not looked back"


JL Locksmiths

"Spoke to Nick at great length before I made the leap. What impressed me was that he was happy to talk for as long as I needed (hours in my case). We had a great week, mostly on the road and there's nothing in the industry like the Network, it's invaluable if you want to grow your business."


Titan Locks

The Christmas Special Offer is Back!

And this year it’s a real Christmas Cracker

All bookings made before 31st December will receive the ‘Essentials’ 15 Piece Locksmith Starter Kit

There are only a few training slots remaining this year but book before 31st Dec and the offer will also apply to any course in 2023

Your starter Picking Kit will comprise of the following –

  • Brockhage flexi plus bump hammer
  • Set of 6 pin bump keys
  • Set of rubber bumpers
  • The amazing sparrow’s ultra-night vision creeper pick set
  • A full set of souber 2 lever mortice picks
  • A full set of souber 3 lever mortice picks
  • A full set of souber mini jigglers
  • A full set of souber mica
  • A locksmith cam tool
  • The awesome sparrows octo rake
  • The awesome HUK flag pick set
  • A super bright head torch
  • Chris Dangerfield’s definitive lock picking guide
  • Two new ERA rim cylinders to practice bumping
  • As many practice locks as you can carry!!

This kit comes with Package 1 (just training). If you choose one of the higher level plans you will receive an equivalent price reduction on your package.