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5 Day Specialist Locksmith Training Course

City & Guilds Accredited Programme / NCFE Level 3

City & Guilds Accredited Programme - An all-in-one Locksmith Course covering all aspects of our 2 and 3 day courses

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City & Guilds Accredited Programme 9950-08 + NCFE level 3 + MPL Certificate

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Are you looking to start a new career or retrain as a locksmith? Start with the UK’s most highly accredited locksmith training course, the only training programme in the UK to offer:

City & Guilds Accredited Programme | NCFE level 3

The 5 Day Specialist Locksmith Training Course (City & Guilds Accredited Programme / NCFE Level 3) is the ideal course for those looking for a comprehensive training course that covers every aspect of locksmithing.

It will provide you with the skills and knowledge to start your own business.

No other locksmith training school can offer a course with the same level of accreditation.

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Why train with MPL?

Not only do we invest heavily into keeping our training courses accredited with the UK’s leading awarding bodies, but we can also promise you:

  • Training in our purpose-built, fully-equipped locksmith training school in Wakefield
  • We can also take care of your accommodation needs when booking your course
  • The latest locksmithing tools and techniques taught by our team of trainers with over 60 years of combined experience
  • Breakfast, lunch and parking included within the price – no added extras
  • Your course will never have more than 6 students in the group to ensure you get the attention you need from our trainers
  • A fully manned 24-hour technical backup & support line for all of our students after completing the course
  • Exclusive discount on all tools and products from our sister companies MultiPointLocks and Locksmith Tools for all previous students
  • FREE locksmith bible with drill points and data of hundreds of locks worth over £100 to buy alone.

What does our course cover?

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Introduction
  • Registration & Enrolment
  • City & Guilds entrance skills scan
  • Health & Safety
  • Ground rules and special requirements
  • Code locks (Installation Entry methods applications security level)
  • Non-destructive Yale type lock entry methods
  • Yale type lock deadlocking uses and bypassing
  • Lock breaking / snapping, specialist tools and techniques, cam turners, security upgrades
  • Manipulation and tolerances
  • Broken key extraction and glued locks (method 1)
  • Lock puller technique (euro and oval cylinder)
  • Non-destructive entry methods bullet (shutter) locks
  • Non-destructive entry to screw in cylinders (aluminium doors)
  • Recap on all areas covered
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  • Different types of pin locks
  • Lock bumping pros and cons
  • Hand picks and electric picks for pin locks (different types)
  • Wide range of tension tools
  • Bypassing anti-pick 5 and 6 pin euro cylinders such as Yale, ISEO, ERA etc
  • Applications and entry methods of wafer locks
  • Different types of lever locks
  • Practical introduction to types of mortice locks (2,3 & 5 lever)
  • Mortice lock identification
  • Methods of opening mortice locks (2,3 & 5 lever)
  • Hands on drilling using simple tools and handy techniques
  • Opening 5 lever mortice locks which are BS3621 standard / anti-pick / anti-drill
  • Non-destructive picking techniques from basic to technical
  • Lever lock picks
  • Picking tools and practical on BS lock picking
  • Security levels and applications for installation
  • Dismantling / re-assembling of british standard mortice locks
  • Keying alike mortice locks
  • Drilling open of cylinders including anti drill protection
  • Recap on all areas covered
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  • uPVC door mechanisms and common faults
  • Opening of failed multi-point door locks and windows
  • uPVC tools and tricks
  • Realignment and adjustment
  • Toeing and healing
  • Measurements and identification
  • Handle sizes and styles
  • Fitting new lock replacements
  • Fitting new locks where the broken lock is obsolete or unavailable
  • Commercial locks and cylinders
  • Gain entry to high security tubular locks
  • Letterbox tool
  • Padlock shim picking
  • Broken key extraction (method 2)
  • Key cutting health & safety
  • Key cutting
  • Material ordering
  • Business start up advice
  • Advertising, invoicing and more
  • Insurances
  • Start up tools and stock advice
  • Recap on all areas covered
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  • Dimple locks and different high security cylinders
  • Cylinder upgrades, levels and customer benefits
  • Brisant high security cylinder Ultion-D (3*) non destructive entry
  • Avocet ABS snap safe lock (3*) non destructive and destructive entry
  • MUL-T-LOCK Garrison snap safe lock non destructive entry
  • Picking of dimple locks and cost effective picks
  • Recap on all areas covered
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  • Understanding different lever types (mortice)
  • High and low levers (mortice)
  • Available tools
  • High security mortice locks non destructive entry
  • Lock decoding (high security mortice)
  • Lever reading (high security mortice)
  • ERA Fortress
  • City & Guilds exit exam
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1 Thornes Office Park, Monckton Road, Wakefield, WF2 7AN
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1 Thornes Office Park, Monckton Road, Wakefield, WF2 7AN
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1 Thornes Office Park, Monckton Road, Wakefield, WF2 7AN
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Who We’ve Trained

I did the full 5 day course with MPL and found it great. Marc the trainer really knew his stuff not just on the technical side but the business side. There are online ‘locksmith courses’ around online which I have actually tried myself prior to coming to MPL. However nothing can beat learning in personwhich is why I went to MPL.

Karl Pearson
Important information
Is this course for me?

This course is ideal for students who are looking to re-train or start a new career as a locksmith through City & Guilds accredited programme.

You do not need previous locksmith experience to attend this course – it’s ideal for those who are new to the industry and those seeking a new career. The 5 Day Specialist Locksmith Training Course (City & Guilds Accredited Programme / NCFE Level 3) course has an in-depth schedule designed to give you a firm understanding of locksmithing and base to develop from when starting your own self-employed locksmith business.

What’s Covered in the Course?

MPL are proud to offer a fully hands-on locksmith training, that will show you the latest methods and equipment available relevant to the latest high-security locks on the market. This locksmith training course will give you valuable skills and business tips to begin trading as a locksmith.


Our 5 Day Specialist Locksmith Training programme has been awarded City & Guilds Accredited Programme status and those who undertake training at MPL will also be awarded an NCFE level 3. This means that our training processes and systems have been accredited – not something many other training schools in the UK can claim. The City & Guilds accreditation is known worldwide and the NCFE brand is the most widely recognised mark in the industry, according to recent consumer surveys.

City & Guilds Accreditation recognises the process and delivery of a bespoke training programme which doesn’t result in qualifications but has an end assessment. City & Guilds accreditation evaluates the programme against our benchmark and provides consultant support to ensure that the programme meets City & Guilds accreditation standards. Once approved, the training programme is ‘accredited’ and can be marketed as such for the agreed period.

The City & Guilds Group is a global leader in skills development. Our purpose is to enable people and organisations to develop their skills for personal and economic growth. What we do is about more than skills, or qualifications, or jobs. Backed by a Royal Charter, we have more than 135 years of experience in making sure that people can contribute to successful businesses and thriving economies. Made up of City & Guilds, ILM and City & Guilds Kineo, we work with education providers, businesses and governments in over 80 countries, to provide work-relevant education and training in 26 industries.

What does MPL guarantee me?
  • City & Guilds Certificate + NCFE Level 3 + MPL Certificate
  • FREE Locksmith Bible (with drill points etc.) worth over £100!
  • Small group numbers. Maximum of 6 students on each course.
  • 100% Dedicated Tuition (Housing Associations / Group Bookings also catered for)
  • We promise to cover all the topics you need to start trading
  • 24 hour helpline to all students for help and advice
  • Specialist training exclusive to MPL
  • A comprehensive coverage of destructive AND non-destructive techniques

Our locksmith training price includes a certificate to show satisfactory completion of our course, a full backup service should you need help at any time when you are on call on your own, and refreshments throughout the time you are with us.

Finance options available

We’re proud to work in partnership with Ideal4Finance, providing finance options to anyone looking to become a locksmith. Ideal4Finance offer personal loans which you can use to purchase this course.

For more information on how to apply please visit our Finance Options page.

City & Guilds Accredited

MPL is an officially recognised City & Guilds Approved Centre and our 5-Day Programme is also a City & Guilds Accredited Programme!

NCFE Approved

MPL is an officially approved NCFE Centre.
Certificate showing that MPL is an NCFE Approved Centre

MPL Training Accommodation

We can also take care of your accommodation needs when booking your course! For more information, please visit our Accommodation page.

Why choose MPL for your locksmith training?

It’s simple – our training team have over 2 decades of experience in the locksmithing industry and we’re one of the highest-quality providers of locksmith training courses in the UK!

We’re City & Guilds Accredited and NCFE Approved, plus we’ve got our specialist locksmith training centre; fully-equipped with everything you need to begin your locksmith career.

When you choose MPL for your locksmith training, you can rest assured knowing you’ll receive the best education, high-quality accreditations and, most importantly, the knowledge, skills and confidence required to get started straight away!

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