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How to book a training course

Please read the following carefully before booking. Be aware that all deposits are non-refundable, therefore make sure that you can get the time off that you require. Underneath are a list of available courses and times and dates, before booking please CONTACT FIRST to make sure the date you require is still free. As there are only 6 places per course it is imperative that you check first. I will try and keep it updated but the onus is on you to check that is available before paying the deposit. Either ring first or email and request a callback. Once a deposit has been placed on the course, you will receive an email confirmation.

10 Day Training Course Schedule

This a breakdown of everything you will be getting taught over the 10 days, please read all the information at the bottom carefully before booking, we look forward to hearing from you.


Introductions into the roles of a locksmith

  • Types of jobs to expect

  • Traits that make a good locksmith

  • Start up costs discussed

  • Earning potential

  • Tour of facilities

Introduction to key cutting

  • Practical demo of cylinder key cutting

  • Practical demo of mortice key cutting

Common bypass techniques

  • Using Mica properly

  • Using latch tools

  • Using the letterbox tool and its versatility for many jobs

  • Motorised attachments for turning keys etc

  • Wireless camera

  • Magnetic attachments

  • Opening mortice locks with keys on inside

  • Opening standard codelocks with bypass methods



Full day on cylinder manipulation and opening covering all aspects of non-destructive entry

  • picking & raking

  • electric pick gun

  • bumping

  • bypassing

  • plug spinning

  • opening a lock with key on the inside

Moving on to destructive entry including

  • drilling

  • snapping

  • lock pulling

  • using a die grinder



High security cylinder opening.

  • In depth look into 1 star and 3 star security cylinders and their features

  • Opening 3 star cylinders using GJs dedicated picks including Ultion and Yale

  • Other methods including hand picks and EPGs

  • Destructive entry methods

Other common cylinder locks and how to open them

  • Rim cylinders if can't be bypassed

  • Garage locks

  • Window locks

  • Shutter locks



Full day spent on UPVC mechanisms and furniture including

  • How door mechanisms work

  • Identifying and ordering correct parts

  • Replacing euro cylinders

  • Replacing gearboxes/centre cases

  • Identifying gearboxes though the handles

  • Repair locks

  • Replacing window mechanisms

  • Replacing door handles

  • Replacing window handles



Day on diagnosing faults with UPVC mechanisms and doors, and opening jammed mechanisms

  • Troubleshooting what the cause of the problem is

  • Toe and heeling

  • Opening failed mechanisms using variety of techniques depending on the problem

  • Opening failed window mechs



Morning session discussing composite doors and practical sessions

  • nightlatch functions

  • auto deadlocking doors

  • opening failed mechanisms

  • security letterguards

  • cylinder guards

  • most new doors have at least a 1star cylinder

Afternoon practical session on replacing the common locks you will come across

  • euro cylinder

  • mortice lock

  • rim cylinder

  • garage lock

  • shutter lock

  • screw in cylinder



Full day on lever locks and practical sessions on how to open.

Morning session will include

  • 3 lever locks and how to open with jigglers and try outs

  • 2 in 1 picks

  • Introduction into lever lock picking

  • Using overlift wires

  • How to ID a lock through keyhole

  • How to drill for the gate

  • Opening a door with key on inside