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Specialist Auto Locksmith Training Course

A specialist auto locksmith training course covering all aspects of vehicle entry

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Auto Locksmith Training Course Information
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Our Specialist Auto Locksmith Training Course, which is fully City & Guilds accredited, is one of many locksmith training courses we offer here at MPL Locksmith Training. It’s an intensive, rewarding, and specialist training course for locksmiths (old and new) looking to equip themselves with expert knowledge in a growing field.

There are few aspects of locksmithing that we can’t teach, and our experienced instructors have been in the industry long enough to lead professional training courses on a huge range of locksmith topics.

One of the growing fields within the industry is auto locksmith training. As the market continues to develop, locks continue to incorporate digital technology and become more technically advanced. Auto locks are here to stay, and by learning about the trade now, you’re making a wise decision to futureproof your career.

We always take time to ensure we’re teaching the latest technologies, keeping up-to-date with current working practice, and working with modern tools. Our team does everything possible to prepare you for a long and successful career when you start receiving callouts.

Is auto locksmithing a good fit for you? Maybe you’ve seen colleagues expand their skill set and increase their workload, and it’s time for you to do the same? Or maybe you’re a young locksmith new to the industry, looking to specialise in auto locksmithing from the beginning?

Auto locksmithing is suitable for everyone – here’s why.

Who is Our Specialist Auto Locksmith Course Designed For?

Every type of locksmith or locksmith student will benefit from our Specialist Auto Locksmith Training course. It’s an inclusive and practical course that will prove to be a worthy investment, no matter what stage you find yourself in your career.

In particular, the course is suited to existing locksmiths that want to expand their skill set. Our lessons help you diversify from the competition and grow your business in a newer, less crowded area.

But that’s not all. Apprentices and locksmith students new to the industry won’t regret learning about auto locksmithing early in their career. Even for established auto locksmiths, our course will help refresh your knowledge and bring your understanding up-to-date with modern auto locksmithing.

What Does the Course Cover?

Under the guidance of our experienced MPL Locksmith team, we certainly don’t keep you in a classroom for three days. While the theory is important, it’s also important to get your hands dirty and take in some visual examples of classic auto locksmith scenarios.

It goes without saying that you’ll learn all about entry techniques and how to gain access to locked vehicles. But on top of that, you’ll learn about the electronics behind auto locks, their inner workings, how to strip down, identify, service, repair, rebuild, and re-key vehicle locking mechanisms.

But don’t worry – we’re not trying to turn you into programmers! This course doesn’t cover key-cutting or programming at any stage.

Nonetheless, you’ll still learn everything you need to know. You’ll be able to pick a lock on a Ford, Kia, Hyundai, or even a Mercedes, as well as countless others. More specifically, you’ll have the ability to re-key laser locks and replace broken electronic locks. Again, no programming is necessary.

By the time you graduate from our course, you’ll be able to gain access to 95% of the vehicles you’re called out to – we’ll cover most of the manufacturers you can expect to find on British roads. That includes models released in the last year, and models released 20 years ago.

Finally, you’ll learn some of the softer skills involved with becoming an auto locksmith. We teach you how to handle customer requests, how to deal with a vehicle call out, and all of the information you need to obtain from the customer before you begin the job. This essential business knowledge gives you everything you need to succeed.

Which Tools Will You Use?

Auto locksmithing is unique, and that means that the tools are as well. You’re unlikely to use many of the tools on any other type of job, and we make sure that you’re fully trained on how to use them.

Over three days, you’ll get practical experience with the following tools:

  • LISHI picks
  • Mr Li picks
  • Air Bags
  • Long Reach Tools

After all, these are the tools you’ll soon be using on a daily basis. Our course intends to give you the experience, ability, and knowledge to get straight to work.

Will You Be Able to Work on Any Vehicle?

Not quite! But we make sure that, once you’re accredited, you’ll be able to take on almost every type of job. That includes callouts on many of the most common makes of vehicle in the UK.

On our Specialist Auto Locksmith Training Course, the following manufacturers have specific modules dedicated to them alone:

  • Vauxhall
  • Ford
  • Mercedes
  • Hyundai
  • Kia

But you’ll still cover plenty of other makes far beyond the ones listed above.

Quality Training and Recognised Accreditation

There are few auto locksmithing courses that have achieved the City & Guilds accreditation – and ours is one of them.

On graduation, City & Guilds offer an accreditation that’s recognised around the world, and is even backed by a Royal Charter. The standards, protocols, and teaching quality required to achieve City & Guilds accreditation is very high, and we’re proud to be one of only a few UK training centres that have achieved it.

The City & Guilds accreditation confirms that you’re receiving top-quality instruction from an experienced and knowledgeable team. With our patient and informed approach, you’ll quickly develop all the skills you need for a long and successful auto locksmithing career.

Finance Available

'MPL Locksmith Training Ltd' is an introducer appointed representative of Ideal Sales Solutions Ltd T/A Ideal4Finance. Ideal Sales Solutions is a credit broker and not a lender FRN 703401. Finance available subject to status. Loans of 25000 and above available on a secured basis. Think carefully before securing other debts against your home. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on a mortgage or any other debt secured on it.

  • Day 1 - Click Here For More Information
    • Introductions
    • Registration and enrolment
    • Health and Safety
    • Ground rules and special requirements
    • 90 percent of vehicle call outs are for keys locked inside the vehicle
    • Ford Tibbie lock
    • Strip down lock and identify parts
    • Understand how the lock works
    • Service, repair, rebuild and re-key lock
    • Identify lock faults
    • Picking open Tibbie locks using differents picks
    • Decode the lock
    • How to site read Tibbie keys
    • Edge cut locks
    • Strip down Edge cut locks
    • Opening edge cut locks using Deferent methods to pick open,
    • How to site read edge cut keys
    • What to ask when the phone rings
    • What to look for when on site, for best method and quickest way to open vehicle
    • Airbag methods working on live vehicles
    • How to use gold finger
    • Long reach tools
    • Button tools
    • This course will be mostly hands on to show you the different methods used today to get you up there with the best
  • Day 2 - Click Here For More Information
    • Stripping lazer locks
    • Understand how these locks work
    • Service, repair, rebuild and rekey laser locks
    • Identify lock faults
    • Identify lock differance
    • Using different methods to open lazer locks and decode
    • Inner groove picks
    • Over lifting
    • Using lishi 2 in 1 picks to pick and decode
    • Hands on picking using lishi picks to open and decode the following locks fitted to vehicles today ; Ne72, Sip 22, Hu83, Hu66, Hu100, Hu92, Hu101
    • At the end of the day picking open live vehicles
  • Day 3 - Click Here For More Information
    • Full hands on training picking open the more complexed  and difficult locks fitted  to vehicles of today
    • Starting first with HU100 , fitted to Vauxhall vehicles
    • Hu 101 fitted to Ford
    • Hu 64 fitted to Mercedes
    • Hy22 fitted to Hyundai,Kia
    • Va6 4lifter
    • New VAG LOCKS 2015,2015 9 cuts and 2015 10 cut locks
    • How to identify these locks fitted to our modern vehicles
    • Identifying most common lock faults
    • Picking open new vag locks
    • Removing broken keys
    • Methods used when locks will not open vehicles
    • Pricing structures
Click here to enquire about this course Why not come and look around our training centre in Wakefield? Contact us to arrange a time to suit you.
What does MPL guarantee me?
  • 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.

Who We've Trained

  • I did my 5 day training with MPL on the 13th October last year, I was working for a company installing CCTV / Alarms systems, It absolutely changed my life for the better, after the course finished on the Friday I felt empowered after everything we had learnt. The support afterwards has also been amazing, from the locksmith bible you receive, the support on the phone & when you order...

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  • From the moment I rang MPL I had nothing but satisfaction from the accommodation and training at Thornes park at the end of January. Having been open minded about the course and how difficult this would be,our fears were put at ease by the friendliness, professionalism, knowledge and experience of the staff. Books were provided to show and explain the tools necessary and gain entry. Based more on the practical...

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  • Hi All Would just like to say Thank-you for the great 5 day training course on how to become a locksmith I completed last week 29th January to 2nd February. The knowledge that I have gained will hopefully lead to a profitable business in the future. I will definitely be returning for other courses that you provide and would be happy to recommend your training centre. Thank-you

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