Training Courses

We offer a range of 1, 2 & 3-day training courses from £299.

These courses are designed for trading locksmiths, carpenters, apprentice locksmiths and apprentice carpenters that would like to brush up on their lock fitting skills, or maybe learn some basic carpentry skills to enable you to make good or repair doors and frames. This course will show you how to ‘fresh fit’ Night latches, Mortice Locks and teach you the basic carpentry skills required to be able to offer your customer the making good of doors and frames where required, saving your customer the hassle of finding two tradesmen and earning you more money in the process.

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1 day courses

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1 Day Frame Repairs and Making Good Course

Teaching you basic carpentry skills to cut pieces of timber to the correct size required when making good frames. Using a combination of an electric multi tool and chisels to cut out sections of frames. Splicing new timber sections into frames. Fixing and shaping of frames and architrave sections using chisels, planing and sanding and getting the areas filled ready for decorations. Making adjustments to night latch and mortice lock keeps when required.

Making good of doors when changing a night latch from a 40mm backset to a 60mm backset

Cost of 1 Day Frame Repair & Making Good Course above £299

1 Day External Front Door Fitting Course

Teaching you the basics of External Front Door fitting so you can offer this service to your customers.

Again this will save your customers having to find a carpenter and a locksmith as you will be able to do the entire job for them. This is something that’s been bought to my attention many times over the years by my customers.

With the right tools and know how this is a very profitable job. You can supply the door (if you wish), hang it, and supply and install the locks all in one visit earning yourself a very handsome profit.

On this 1 day course you will learn how to ‘shoot’ the door into the frame, learn how to cut in the hinges using traditional hammer and chisel method, and for those who are a bit more confident using a hand held router, swing the door in the frame and fit a nightlatch, letter plate and weather bar.

You could potentially earn earn your money back from doing this course after just 1 Front Door Job.

Cost of 1 Day External Front Door Fitting Course above £399

1 Day Timber MPL Mechanism Installation Course

On this 1 day course you will learn the skills required to turn a customers existing standard timber front door with a night latch and mortice lock, into a much more secure door comprising a Multi Point Lock Mechanism commonly found on UPVC doors.

I will teach you the basic skills required to firstly make good the door and frame with timber after removal of the old traditional night latch and mortice locks.

I will then teach you the process of installing the MPL mechanism to the timber door and frame using a combination of a hand held router and the Souber Jig.

This is potentially one of the biggest earners and you will easily cover the cost of this one day course from one installation.

Cost of 1 Day Timber MPL Mechanism Installation Course above £399

2 Day Lock Fitting Course: £599

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Day 1. Night Latches & Code Lock fitting

Learn how to install basic traditional night latches through to the slightly more complicated British Standard night latches from scratch (also know as a ‘fresh fit’) in both 40mm backsets and 60mm backsets.

I will also show you how to install a standard code lock.

Day 2. Mortice Lock fitting

Learning how to install a British Standard mortice deadlock with escutcheon plates, a sash lock and handle set, a Euro sash lock with handle set, a Euro deadlock with escutcheon plates, and an internal bathroom lock set all from scratch.

I will teach you how to do this the more traditional way with a hammer, chisel and cordless drill, as well as teaching you with the Souber Jig.

3 Day Lock Fitting And Frame Repair Course: £795

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Day 1. Night Latches & Code Lock fitting

Learn how to install basic traditional night latches through to the slightly more complicated British Standard night latches from scratch (also know as a ‘fresh fit’) in both 40mm backsets and 60mm backsets.

I will also show you how to install a standard code lock.

Day 2. Mortice Lock fitting

Learning how to install a British Standard mortice deadlock with escutcheon plates, a sash lock and handle set, a Euro sash lock with handle set, a Euro deadlock with escutcheon plates, and an internal bathroom lock set all from scratch.

I will teach you how to do this the more traditional way with a hammer, chisel and cordless drill, as well as teaching you with the Souber Jig.

Day 3. Making Good Timber Work

Teaching you basic carpentry skills to cut pieces of timber to the correct size required when making good frames. Using a combination of an electric multi tool and chisels to cut out sections of frames. Splicing new timber sections into frames. Fixing and shaping of frames and architrave sections using chisels, planing and sanding and getting the areas filled ready for decorations. Making adjustments to night latch and mortice lock keeps when required.

Making good of doors when changing a night latch from a 40mm backset to a 60mm backset

Time for any recapping required over the course.

About our courses.

The courses have been designed to show you all of the skills, tips and tricks that I have learnt over the years that will hopefully benefit you in your Locksmith or carpentry career.

You will learn the traditional way to fit locks using a hammer, chisels and a cordless drill, but I will also be showing you how to fresh fit a mortice lock using the Souber Mortice Jig. The Souber Jig is a fantastic tool that gives you a very neat finish upon completion and will eventually speed up the process of fresh fitting mortice locks, meaning you can move on quicker to your next job.

I will also be teaching you the basic carpentry skills required to enable you to offer your customer making good of doors or frames after they have been damaged due to forceful entry.

Again, this prevents the customer requiring 2 tradesmen meaning you can do the whole job and again earn more money for yourself.

You may decide that you don’t require the 2 or 3 day course so you also have the option of of doing some 1 day only courses. Such as a Frame Repair and Making Good Course, an External Front Door Installation, or a course to teach you how to fit an MPL Mechanism into a timber door.

These are all 100% practical courses whichever one you choose, and all the tools required to carry out the training will be supplied to you for the duration of your chosen course, however, if you wish to bring your own tools you are more than welcome.

The prices of our courses are competitively priced so that you are potentially able to earn your money back after just a couple of jobs.

The course is being held in Hove, BN3. We are 0.4 miles away from Hove Train Station which is a 20 minute walk, or a 5 minute Uber ride.

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