Frequently Asked Questions
You have probably got lots of questions about training and working as a locksmith so we have put together a selection of the most frequently asked questions.
If you dont find an answer to your question below please visit our contact page.
What is the Top100 Trades Agreement?
Mark Aldred, Registered Master Lock Specialist & Train Locksmiths Ltd Director says, I have seen many trade organisations in the past, however, I have never seen one that has come even close to the package that the TOP 100 can offer to us and our locksmith graduates. The TOP 100 package is an essential business asset and all of our graduates should, in my opinion, join the register and become a REGISTERED MASTER LOCK SPECIALIST!
Don Waterworth BSc (Hons) FBEng MEWI, Founder of the TOP 100 Trades says, We are delighted to reach this exclusive agreement with Train Locksmiths Ltd. All members of the TOP 100 Trades must consistently show high levels of customer service, technical ability, respect and professionalism. The fact that Train Locksmiths Ltd training provides the highest level of professional locksmith qualification available for locksmiths in the UK, was an important factor in reaching this exclusive agreement. The reward for attaining and maintaining such standards are a more profitable and secure business, and of course, satisfied consumers. The Train Locksmiths Ltd and TOP 100 package is unbeatable, and an absolute must for any business.
Do you have a Locksmith Qualification at the end of your course?
Yes. We are proud to say that Train Locksmiths Ltd are the only Locksmith Training Centre in the Country who can offer you a Level 3 Enhanced Locksmith Training Course Qualification (equivalent to 2 A Levels) as our 7 day course has just been awarded a Level 3 Accreditation by NCFE, the oldest national awarding body in the UK. Check out 'OUR COURSES' tab for further details.
Does the course run from Mon-Sun or is it spread out over many weeks?
All our courses run on a continuous basis, so 7 day course would be Mon-Sun, this way we have made the course more accessible to many clients using holidays from work. Also it makes it easier to teach each students without gaps in knowledge occuring due to gaps in course timeline.
Can I go straight to the Level 3 Enahnced Qualification or do i have to do a foundation course?
You can simple go straight to the Level 3 Enhanced Locksmith Qualification course which gives you the in depth knowledge and skills in all types of locks, doors, picks etc. on all House, Industrial, Commercial & Automotive lock jobs. We do have advanced courses which are general for trainees wanting to either advanced their knowledge or progress into another locksmith field; these are normally done around 6-12 months later, to allow time to establish and earn money before progressing.
As an absolute beginner with no experience where would you recommend i start?
Our 3 main courses are built for complete novices and you can do any course without any previous experience, the reason for the 3 separate courses is that different clients want different levels of training, so I have attached below the basic difference but see the brochure attached for more info.
5 Day Locksmith Course = House, Industrial & Commercial locksmith course (including Manual, Tools RRP £600, Progress Charts, Assessment Sheets, Monitoring Forms, Examinations & Certification)
7 Day Locksmith Course = House, Industrial, Commercial & Automotive locksmith course (including Manual, Tools RRP £600, Progress Charts, Assessment Sheets, Monitoring Forms, Examinations & Certification)
(7 Day) Level 3 Enhanced Locksmith Qualification Course = House, Industrial, Commercial & Automotive locksmith course (including Manual, Tools RRP £600, Progress Charts, Assessment Sheets, Monitoring Forms, Examinations, Certification & Qualification). This course actually gives you the highest locksmith qualification in the United Kingdom, which is equivalent to 2 A Levels.
Do you still run a Locksmith Training Course if there is only one person on it?
Yes we do and we also limit the total trainees to five which allows us to give a more personal tuition than on some other Locksmith Training Courses.
What's so different about your Locksmith Training Course than the others out there?
You have took the most important step by showing an interest and here are 3 reasons why you should attend one of our courses.
1) We are proud to say that Train Locksmiths Ltd are the only Locksmith Training Centre in the Country who can offer you a Level 3 Enhanced Locksmith Training Course Qualification (equivalent to 2 A Levels) as our 7 day course has just been awarded a Level 3 Accreditation by NCFE who is the oldest national awarding body in the UK.
2) We have a nationwide locksmith website which allows anyone who has attended a Locksmith Training Course with Train Locksmiths to puchase their area so you have work from day 1. Check out www.nationwidelocksmiths.co.uk to see if your area is available.
3) We teach you properly as we have an invested interest in you, as busier you are as a locksmith more locks and lock picks you will buy off our sister company Intolocks. They import locks and lock picks so you get them at wholesale prices thus allowing you to earn alot more profit on each job. Add that to our offer of a full back up service, which is second to non, so your never alone out there, and your on your way to success.
We have built our Locksmith Training Courses on many years of experience in the field; our courses have moved with the industry and are recommended by several national based companies as well as individuals.
Just look at our course testimonials as they say it all.......
How can you be sure I will have learned enough about Locksmithing after being on one of your Locksmith Training Courses?
We have trained hundreds of Locksmiths from all over the UK with a proven track record in those trainees, who attended our Locksmith Training Courses, going on to run their own successful Locksmith businesses.
Our Locksmith Training Course has a tried and tested method which we have taught over 6 years and has over 40 years of experience behind it!!!
Once trained as a Locksmith where will I get work from?
Check out www.nationwidelocksmiths.co.uk It's our new website, were only the trainees we teach will be able to advertise to help you on your way. You can purchase your area and/or the one next to where you live and have work instantly. People can directly contact their own local,competitive Locksmith without worry! ..... This could be you !
We also discuss how to get other work as a locksmith at length during the training course. We will also give help and advice after the course.
Will you be able to help advise me on how best to setup my own Locksmith Business.?
We discuss in detail how best to approach the startup and running of your business during the course and we will also help with advice afterwards
Do I get any support or backup after I finish the Locksmith Training Course?
We pride ourselves on offering a full telephone backup service, that is second to none, for when you are stuck on a job. After your registration on our course you are automatically added to our extensive database where you will be sent regular updates on new locks to add to your Locksmith Training Course Bible FREE of CHARGE!!!
How can I pay for the Locksmith Training Course?
We accept payment via card, cheque or cash. We do accept funding from providers, although we cannot directly advise you on who to contact we can say there are many sources available by talking to careers advice services.
What are the facilities like and the quality of the tools included?
We have a purpose built Locksmith Training Centre and you can view the pictures in the gallery. The only tools you have in your bag are the ones you will need out in the field. Our company policy is that we don't supply any products we don't use ourselves.
What other tools and stock might I need to buy after the Locksmith Training Course?
You will have everything that you need in your tool bag. Whilst on the course you will get to use other time saving Locksmith tools that you can purchase at a later date.
We can also supply a basic van stock for around £600 that retails in excess of £3000. This will get you up and running and includes the most popular types of locks.