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And after your training, all about the many

The difference with Dr Lock training is the one-to-one. That’s because I believe the best learning is obviously achieved from being the sole focus of your tutor. And with decades of experience as a working locksmith, proven teaching methods and my constant encouragement, along with your own desire to learn, you too can join the over 140 previous graduates who’ve turned Dr Lock training into a successful locksmith career.

And it’s not like the guidance ends with the course. My ongoing help is always available and those other 140 locksmiths, they’re all part of an exclusive national locksmith network that you’ll join too. A network that will definitely offer support of their own and who come together to help each other every day. (We have regular get-togethers and a very, very active Whatsapp group.)

At Dr Lock and the National Locksmith Network, for personalised locksmith training, and the help you need to get going and succeed in your new career, you’ve found the best choice.

Six essentials. Four days of unrivalled training

Your training will teach you about the different type of locks available and how to pick, change and repair each one. You’ll learn how uPVC doors and windows are a big part of a locksmith’s daily work and how to fix and service them. Plus as an additional revenue stream you’ll learn all about the methods of locked vehicle entry.

But it’s not just about the practical skills you’ll learn, I’ll show you the business side of being a successful locksmith too.

01

All About Locks

As you might imagine this section is purely focused on lock types and lock specifics

  • Understanding pin cylinder locks
  • Understanding wafer locks
  • Understanding mortice locks
  • Pin cylinder picking, bumping, snapping, pulling and using electric pick gun
  • Wafer lock picking, using electric pick gun, raking, drilling
  • Mortice lock picking, skeleton keys, grinding, drilling
  • Padlocks, tubular locks and specialist locks

02

Door Entry & Lock Change

Everything about non-destructive entry & drilling, lock changing and retro fitting

  • Gaining entry, picking, grinding
  • Drilling, skeleton keys etc
  • Changing mortice locks
  • Changing rim cylinders
  • Changing night latches
  • Scratch fitting locks
  • Retro fitting locks

03

uPVC Doors

Servicing uPVC doors and locks is a big part of a locksmiths work, here you learn how to

  • Changing locks
  • Gaining entry to failed doors
  • Re-aligning doors
  • Changing gearboxes
  • Changing mechanisms
  • Changing handles
  • Dealing with patio doors
  • Servicing

04

 

uPVC Windows

Looking solely at UPVC windows, how to gain and the methods for repair

  • Gaining entry, spreading
  • De glazing, drilling etc.
  • Changing handles
  • Changing espag units
  • Changing friction stays
  • Opening failed windows
  • Glazing and deglazing

05

Vehicle Entry

Showing vehicle entry techniques with Lishi picks and even through car fishing tackle!

  • Introduction to lishi picking
  • Racking
  • Picking
  • Bypassing
  • Ford tibbe
  • Through car entry

06

Business Advice

What you need to know about building up and promoting your business

  • Advertising
  • Target customers etc.
  • Van and van stock requirements
  • Advice on stock levels
  • Introduction to suppliers
  • Plus letters of course completion

One Course – Four Choices

Everyone gets the same course and level of one-to-one training and on-the-road experience whatever package you choose.

Everything else is geared up to getting you going in business

Package 1

Locksmith Training

Just the training and you acquire your own kit and stock

£1,450

4 day training on and off the road in real situations

4 night stay in a local hotel/pub

My acclaimed locksmith bible

After training ride along days and free for life helpline

Lifetime membership of the UK National Locksmith Network

Use of UK NLN branding for workwear, social media etc

UK NLN van decals and a security lanyard

Package 2

Training & Tools

Training and all the specialist locksmith day-to-day hand tools

£3,125

4 day training on and off the road in real situations

4 night stay in a local hotel/pub

My acclaimed locksmith bible

After training ride along days and free for life helpline

Lifetime membership of the UK National Locksmith Network

Use of UK NLN branding for workwear, social media etc

UK NLN van decals and a security lanyard

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

Package 3

Training, Tools & Stock

Training, hand tools and a great stock of domestic locks and parts

£3,995

4 day training on and off the road in real situations

4 night stay in a local hotel/pub

My acclaimed locksmith bible

After training ride along days and free for life helpline

Lifetime membership of the UK National Locksmith Network

Use of UK NLN branding for workwear, social media etc

UK NLN van decals and a security lanyard

Extra 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

Package 4

Training, Tools, Stock & Power Tools

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

£4,995

4 day training on and off the road in real situations

4 night stay in a local hotel/pub

My acclaimed locksmith bible

After training ride along days and free for life helpline

Lifetime membership of the UK National Locksmith Network

Use of UK NLN branding for workwear, social media etc

UK NLN van decals and a security lanyard

Extra 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

Tooled up for success

You need the know-how but the other essential to be a successful locksmith is a good set of kit.

If you do choose a package including tools you’ll have the basis to handle any locksmith job – lockouts, lock changes, lock repairs and uPVC door & window fixes.

These photos show only some of what’s included per package, a full list provided upon request.