Locksmith Training in Lichfield


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Hickleys Training Academy

Hickleys Training Academy

The Hickleys Training Academy is the leading centre in the UK for Locksmith training, covering everything from one day product or vehicle specific courses to courses run over multiple days, allowing students to learn and qualify for a new trade.

Locksmith Training Course

National Approval

The quality and relevance of the training delivered by the Hickleys Training Academy is assured, because we are one of only a few nationally accredited centres approved by the NCFE to deliver training with nationally recognised courses to level 2, 3 or level 4.

ELCAS Approved Provider

Hickleys Training Academy is an ELCAS approved training centre and an Enhanced Learning Credits Provider and caters for Armed forces personnel wanting to gain a higher level of learning or considering resettlement. If youre a member of the Armed Forces, you can access funding from the MODs Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC).

Locksmith Training

The Hickleys Training Academy is fortunate in having exceptional trainers with impressive credentials running our training courses. Our trainers are not employed by Hickleys, and whilst not training are practicing their trade as a professional locksmith or auto locksmith. This means they keep their skills honed to the market, relevant to todays locks and, most importantly, independent from Hickleys.

One of the most important skills of the professional locksmiths is the ability to open all types of locks in a non destructive way using your locksmithing skills to pick and decode locks, without using forcing techniques. With all of our courses students will be taught the correct way to pick locks, often receiving training on more than one method on each lock type.

Auto Locksmith Training

We offer courses for all levels of candidates from students with no previous experience to experienced Auto Locksmiths wanting to learn new skills and advancements in the market using the latest diagnostic equipment. We offer a range of courses covering the following skills:

  • Auto Locksmith foundation training
  • Key & remote programming skills
  • Understanding transponders and key cloning
  • Eeprom and microprocessor programming
  • Non destructive vehicle opening skills
  • Impressioning keys for cylinder, lazer and tibbe keys.

Our Training Courses

Below are the courses we run for Locksmiths and Auto Locksmiths. To skip to the course that interests you, please select from the following drop-down list.

Locksmith Training - 2 Day Introduction

Locksmith Training 2 Day Course

Course Details

This intensive foundation course is designed to introduce delegates with little or no previous experience into the Locksmith world, which will ensure each delegate will learn how to pick, open and bypass many types of domestic and commercial locks that are popular in the outside world.

Our students will understand the workings of the lock and therefore how to open them when no keys are available. We aim to provide you with the solid grounding you need to start and run your locksmith business correctly from day one.

The course offers intensive training over a 2 day period with a maximum of 6 students per course. The course is 90% practical to ensure you know how to put the theory into practice. This course is designed for people who are fast learners or where they cannot spare the time to complete the 5 day introduction course. The course proceeds at a rapid pace to ensure we cover a comprehensive range of locks.

Upon completion of the course you will have the ability to start practicing as a knowledgeable locksmith and have an in-depth ability to work on the locks trained on. You will also receive a detailed instruction manual and training certificate

Course Content

We offer a range of courses covering the following skills:

  • Making a key to a lock - demonstrated
  • Introduction to picking rims, euro?s and thumb turns
  • Introduction to picking garage doors, wafer locks
  • UPVC failed mechanisms
  • 3 and 5 lever mortice picking
  • 5 lever non BS and BS locks picked and lever lifted through a small hole
  • A few methods are shown on each subject non destructive
  • Destructive methods used as a last resort

Within the training course you will have the chance to see and use the very latest state of the art tools available to the modern general Locksmith.

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for general public, maintenance services not currently involved in the locksmith industry or people looking for a career change into a niche market with a high level of technical content and good rewards.

Accreditation

NCFE nationally accredited level 3

Course Information

Duration : 2 Days (9am - 5pm)
Course Code : 2220
NQF Level : 3
Price : £600.00 + VAT

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Locksmith Training - 5 Day Intermediate

Locksmith Training 5 Day Course

Course Details

This foundation course is designed to introduce delegates with little or no previous experience into the Locksmith world, which will ensure each delegate will learn how to pick, open and bypass many types of domestic and commercial locks that are popular in the outside world.

Our students will understand the workings of the lock and therefore how to open them when no keys are available. We aim to provide you with the solid grounding you need to start and run your locksmith business correctly from day one.

The course offers intensive training over a 5 day period with a maximum of 6 students per course. The course is 90% practical to ensure you know how to put the theory into practice. Upon completion of the course you will have the ability to start practicing as a knowledgeable locksmith and have an in-depth ability to work on the locks trained on. You will also receive a detailed instruction manual and training certificate.

Comprehensive Tool Kit

As a part of the cost of the course you will be issued with a comprehensive tool box and tools with a range of opening tools ideal to start your locksmith trade.

Course Content

We offer a range of courses covering the following skills:

  • Stripping and rebuilding cylinders
  • Making a key to a lock
  • Discussing pinning alike
  • Picking rims, euro?s, thumb turns and padlocks
  • Picking garage doors, wafer locks
  • UPVC failed mechanisms
  • 3 and 5 lever mortice picking
  • 5 lever non BS and BS locks picked and lever lifted through a small hole
  • A few methods are shown on each subject non destructive
  • Destructive methods used as a last resort

Within the training course you will have the chance to see and use the very latest state of the art tools available to the modern general Locksmith.

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for general public, armed services not currently involved in the locksmith industry or anyone looking for a career change into a niche market with a high level of technical content and good rewards.

Accreditation

NCFE nationally accredited level 3

Course Information

Duration : 5 Days (9am - 5pm)
Course Code : 2230
NQF Level : 3
Price : £1250.00 + VAT

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Locksmith Training - 8 Day Intensive

Locksmith Training 8 day Course

Course Details

This foundation course is designed to introduce delegates with little or no previous experience into the Locksmith world which will ensure each delegate will learn how to pick, open and bypass many types of domestic and commercial locks that are popular in the outside world.

Our students will understand the workings of the lock and therefore how to open them when no keys are available. This is the ideal and our recommended course to provide you with the solid grounding you need to start and run your locksmith business correctly from day one.

The course offers comprehensive and intensive training over an 8 day period with a maximum of 6 students per course. The course is 90% practical to ensure you know how to put the theory into practice. Upon completion of the course you will have the ability to start practicing as a knowledgeable locksmith and have an in-depth ability to work on the locks trained on. You will also receive a detailed instruction manual and training certificate.

Comprehensive Tool Kit

As a part of the cost of the course you will be issued with a comprehensive tool box and tools with a range of opening tools ideal to start your locksmith trade.

Course Content

We offer a range of courses covering the following skills:

  • Stripping and rebuilding cylinders
  • Making a key to a lock
  • Discussing pinning alike
  • Picking rims, euro?s, thumb turns and padlocks
  • Picking garage doors, wafer locks
  • Picking straight fenced lever locks (Union, Non BS)
  • Picking Square notched (Era, viscount, profit, invincible range of mortice locks)
  • Picking V notched lever packs (BS, Union not strong bolt)
  • Plus various tricks and tips on other mortices available in the industry
  • Using the (Jeff Turner) Chubb 3G114, 3G115, 3K74, 3K75 pin and cam
  • Using the (Gerraint Jones) Era Fortress, Yale, Union strongbolt decoder
  • UPVC failed mechanisms
  • 3 and 5 lever mortice picking
  • 5 lever non BS and BS locks picked and lever lifted through a small hole
  • A few methods are shown on each subject non destructive
  • Destructive methods used as a last resort

Within the training course you will have the chance to see and use the very latest state of the art tools available to the modern general Locksmith.

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for general public, armed services not currently involved in the locksmith industry or anyone looking for a career change into a niche market with a high level of technical content and good rewards.

Accreditation

NCFE nationally accredited level 4

Course Information

Duration : 8 Days (9am - 5pm)
Course Code : 2240
NQF Level : 4
Price : £1750.00 + VAT

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Locksmith Training - 3 Day Advanced

Locksmith Training 3 Day Course

Course Details

This advanced course is designed for students that have completed the 5 day course and want to continue their learning, or existing locksmiths with previous experience that want to further their skillset into the non destructive world of picking mortice locks.

This will ensure each delegate will learn how to pick and non-destructively open many types of mortice locks that are popular in the outside world. Our students will understand the workings of the mortice locks with tricks and tips on each type of lever, therefore how to open them when no keys are available.

We aim to provide you with the solid grounding you need to expand your current skillset. The course offers intensive training over a 3 day period with a maximum of 6 students per course. The course is 90% practical to ensure you know how to put the theory into practice. Upon completion of the course you will have the ability to continue practicing as a knowledgeable locksmith and have an in-depth ability to work on the locks trained on.

You will also receive a detailed instruction manual and training certificate. This course can be attended as a standalone advanced course for locksmiths with previous experience or as the second part of your training package which is added to our 5 day Intermediate course making the 8 day Intensive course.

Course Content

We offer a range of courses covering the following skills:

  • Picking straight fenced lever locks (Union, Non BS)
  • Picking Square notched (Era, viscount, profit, invincible range of mortice locks)
  • Picking V notched lever packs (BS, Union not strong bolt)
  • Plus various tricks and tips on other mortices available in the industry
  • Using the (Jeff Turner) Chubb 3G114, 3G115, 3K74, 3K75 pin and cam
  • Using the (Gerraint Jones) Era Fortress, Yale, Union strongbolt decoder

Within the training course you will have the chance to see and use the very latest state of the art tools available to the modern general Locksmith.

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for general public who have previous experience in the locksmith industry looking for additional skillsets into a niche market with a high level of technical content and good rewards.

Is also ideal for students that have previously attended the 5 day Intermediate course or wanted to complete the 8 day Intensive course and either could not attend 8 consecutive days (not including weekends) or wanted a break between the Intermediate and Intensive elements of the training.

Accreditation

NCFE nationally accredited level 4

Course Information

Duration : 3 Days (9am - 5pm)
Course Code : 2250
NQF Level : 4
Price : £750.00 + VAT

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Locksmith Training - 2 Day Extra Van Security Picking

Locksmith Training 2 Day Course

Course Details

This foundation course is designed to introduce delegates with previous auto experience and practising auto locksmiths into overcoming extra van security i.e slam locks, kryptonite locks, deadlocks and padlocks.

All the methods that are shown are using various tools for specific technologies. The course offers intensive training over a 2 day period with a maximum of 6 students per course. The course is 90% practical to ensure you know how to put the theory into practice. Upon completion of the course you will have the ability to start practicing as a knowledgeable locksmith and have an in-depth ability to work on the locks trained on. You will also receive a detailed instruction manual and training certificate.

Course Content

We offer a range of courses covering the following skills:

  • Picking diskus padlocks
  • Picking Kryptonite puck locks
  • Picking euro locks
  • Picking Multi Lock 7x7 garrison locks
  • Picking ERA big 6 padlocks
  • Picking Bulldog padlocks

Within the training course you will have the chance to see and use the very latest state of the art tools available to overcome these types of lock non-destructive.

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for already practising automotive locksmiths, breakdown & recovery operators, fleet workshops or garage technicians looking to add another skill set into a niche market with a high level of technical content and good rewards.

Accreditation

NCFE nationally accredited level 4

Course Information

Duration : 2 Days (9am - 5pm)
Course Code : 2260
NQF Level : 4
Price : £500.00 + VAT

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Locksmith Training - 5 Day Intermediate Safe Opening

Locksmith Training Safe Opening Course

Course Details

This foundation course is designed to introduce delegates with little or no previous experience and practising locksmiths into the Safe Locksmith world, which will ensure each delegate will learn how to pick open the most used locks today.

Our students will understand the workings of the lock and therefore how to open them when no keys are available. All the methods that are shown are using 2 in 1 picks to keep the cost down for the individual and purely learning on skill set.

We aim to provide you with the solid grounding you need to start and run your locksmith business correctly from day one. The course offers intensive training over a 5 day period with a maximum of 5 students per course. The course is 90% practical to ensure you know how to put the theory into practice. Upon completion of the course you will have the ability to start practicing as a knowledgeable locksmith and have an in-depth ability to work on the locks trained on. You will also receive a detailed instruction manual and training certificate.

Course Content

We offer a range of courses covering the following skills:

  • Stripping down 7 lever post office locks and picking using 2in1 picks and decoders
  • Picking alpha / CQ safes with homemade tools on the course
  • Picking Carl Wittkopp (CAWI) locks 8 lever and the same technique applies to 11 levers of the same make
  • Mauer President - 71111 using again 2 in1 picks plus decoder
  • STUV picking this 8 lever lock same applies to 9 and 11 levers of the same make

Within the training course you will have the chance to see and use the very latest state of the art tools available to modern safe engineers.

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for new employees and armed services personnel not currently involved in the locksmith industry, or people looking for a career change or an add on to your existing locksmith business where you want to operate in a niche market with a high level of technical content and good rewards.

Accreditation

NCFE nationally accredited level 3

Course Information

Duration : 5 Days (9am - 5pm)
Course Code : 2270
NQF Level : 3
Price : £1500.00 + VAT

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5 Day Auto Locksmith Training

Auto Locksmith Training 5 day Course

Course Details

This foundation course is designed to teach candidates with little or no previous experience how to strip, service and reassemble all types of locks fitted to modern motor vehicles.

Our students will understand the workings of the lock and therefore how to open them when no keys are available. They will be taught how to cut and decode keys, learn about diagnostics & transponders and experience first hand the latest equipment and technology available. We aim to provide you with the solid grounding you need to start and run your locksmith business correctly from day one.

The course offers intensive training over a 5 day period with a maximum of 6 students per course. The course is 90% practical to ensure you know how to put the theory into practice.

Upon completion of the course you will have the ability to start practicing as a knowledgeable Auto locksmith and have an in-depth ability to work on the vehicles trained on. You will also receive a detailed instruction manual and training certificate.

Course Content

We offer a range of courses covering the following skills:

  • Strip and understand the characteristics and rebuild a range of vehicle locks
  • Recognise lock faults, repair and service effectively
  • Effective entry of vehicles without causing damage
  • Lock picking and decoding both cylinder and laser locks
  • Key cutting, both duplication and to code
  • How to find key code locations and vehicle information
  • An overview of immobiliser systems, transponders and diagnostics
  • Demonstration and practical experience on modern vehicles
  • Essential business planning including what to ask when the phone rings
  • Relevant paperwork requirements including pricing structures and invoicing
  • Tool requirements and how to set up your service van

Locking systems fitted to Ford, Vauxhall, Rover, Peugeot, Renault and VAG vehicles will be covered in great detail and other systems within the given time frame.

Within the training course you will have the chance to see and use the very latest state of the art equipment available to the modern Auto Locksmith, including key programming, cloning and eeproming equipment. Additional training on Key & remote programming, transponder cloning and eeprom programming are suggested to complete your training program to become a complete Auto Locksmith.

Who Should Attend

The Auto locksmiths foundation course is a popular course suitable for those with little or no experience in the Auto Locksmith trade. It is ideal for current locksmiths not involved in the Auto market, Motor trade operations that want to offer Auto locksmith services and people looking for a career change into a niche market with a high level of technical content and good rewards.

Accreditation

NCFE nationally accredited level 3

Course Information

Duration : 5 Days (9am - 5pm)
Course Code : 2031
NQF Level : 3
Price : £1250.00 + VAT

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8 Day Auto Locksmith & Electronics Training

Auto Locksmith Training 8 Day Course

Course Details

The Auto locksmiths 8 day beginners course is a way of attending an all-encompassing course in a flexible way. The course is designed so the candidate can attend the foundation 5 day course and then complete the 3 days of specialist training as and when dates suit best.

This course is suitable for those with little or no experience in the auto locksmith trade and offers in depth training in both the mechanical and electronic parts of the market. This course is designed to teach candidates with little or no previous experience how to strip, service and reassemble all types of locks fitted to modern motor vehicles.

Our students will understand the workings of the lock and therefore how to open them when no keys are available. They will be taught how to cut and decode keys, learn how to use diagnostics & transponder programming and cloning machines, as well as how to carry out eeprom programming.

The course is 90% practical to ensure you know how to put the theory into practice. Upon completion of the course you will have the ability to start practicing as a knowledgeable Auto locksmith and have an in-depth ability to work on the vehicles trained on. You will also receive a detailed instruction manual and training certificate.

Course Content

We offer a range of courses covering the following skills:

  • Strip and understand the characteristics and rebuild a range of vehicle locks
  • Recognise lock faults, repair and service effectively
  • Effective entry of vehicles without causing damage
  • Lock picking and decoding both cylinder and laser locks
  • Key cutting, both duplication and to code
  • How to find key code locations and vehicle information
  • An overview of immobiliser systems, transponders and diagnostics
  • Demonstration and practical experience on modern vehicles
  • Essential business planning including what to ask when the phone rings
  • Relevant paperwork requirements including pricing structures and invoicing
  • Tool requirements and how to set up your service van
  • Additional Day - Key & Remote Programming skills
  • Additional Day - Understanding Transponders & Key Cloning
  • Additional Day - Eeprom and Microprocessor Programming

Locking systems fitted to Ford, Vauxhall, Rover, Peugeot, Renault and VAG vehicles will be covered in great detail and other systems within the given time frame.

Within the training course you will have the chance to see and use the very latest state of the art equipment available to the modern Auto Locksmith, including key programming, cloning and eeproming equipment, as well as the Mr Li range of lock picks.

Who Should Attend

The course is ideal for locksmiths not involved in the auto market, motor trade operations that want to offer auto locksmith services and people looking for a career change into a niche market with a high level of technical content and good rewards.

The 8 day course offers the same sylibus as the 5 day course but also includes three of the single day training courses; namely, Key & Remote Programming, Understanding Transponders and Eepromming Procedures. This course can be taken as 8 continuous days or alternatively the 3 additional days can be held over for a later date. It is ideal for candidates that are currently employed and therefore need flexibility on the training dates.

Accreditation

NCFE nationally accredited level 3

Course Information

Duration : 8 Days (9am - 5pm)
Course Code : 2032
NQF Level : 3
Price : £1750.00 + VAT

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10 Day Auto Locksmith & Electronics Training

Auto Locksmith Training 10 Day Course

Course Details

The Auto locksmiths 10 day comprehensive course is the ultimate in Auto locksmith training. The 2 week course offers everything included in the 5 & 8 day courses plus training on additional advanced key programming equipment, together with 2 days of actual vehicle scenarios to hone your skills and build your confidence in your abilities.

This course is suitable for those with little or no experience in the auto locksmith trade and offers a greater level of in depth training in both the mechanical and electronic parts of the market, culminating in gaining entry, making a key and programming a range of practice vehicles.

The course is 90% practical to ensure you know how to put the theory into practice. Upon completion of the course you will have the ability to start practicing as a knowledgeable Auto locksmith and have an in-depth ability to work on the vehicles trained on. You will also receive a detailed instruction manual and training certificate.

Course Content

We offer a range of courses covering the following skills:

  • Strip and understand the characteristics and rebuild a range of vehicle locks
  • Recognise lock faults, repair and service effectively
  • Effective entry of vehicles without causing damage
  • Lock picking and decoding both cylinder and laser locks
  • Key cutting, both duplication and to code
  • How to find key code locations and vehicle information
  • An overview of immobiliser systems, transponders and diagnostics
  • Demonstration and practical experience on modern vehicles
  • Essential business planning including what to ask when the phone rings
  • Relevant paperwork requirements including pricing structures and invoicing
  • Tool requirements and how to set up your service van
  • Key & remote programming skills using the AD100Pro / MVPPro
  • Specialist programming software such as True code & Cryptoworks
  • Pincode reading procedures, methods and options
  • Understanding transponders, fixed, Crypto and Precoded
  • Key cloning procedures, methods benefits and usages
  • Eeprom and microprocessor programming
  • Learning de-soldering & soldering techniques
  • Completion of various vehicle scenarios

Locking systems fitted to Ford, Vauxhall, Rover, Peugeot, Renault and VAG vehicles will be covered in great detail and other systems within the given time frame.

Within the training course you will have in depth training on the very latest state of the art equipment available to the modern Auto Locksmith, including key programming, cloning and eeproming equipment, as well as the Mr Li range of lock picks.

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for candidates that can be away from the business for a 2 week period or candidates that are looking for a career change. Again the course is ideal for locksmiths not involved in the auto market, motor trade operations that want to offer auto locksmith services and people looking for a career change into a niche market with a high level of technical content and good rewards. This training course is very popular with military personnel looking for a civilian life business opportunity.

An ideal training course for someone wanting to start out in this trade with an exception level of training giving you the best start possible.

Accreditation

NCFE nationally accredited level 3

Course Information

Duration : 10 Days (9am - 5pm)
Course Code : 2843
NQF Level : 3
Price : £2000.00 + VAT

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Key Programming Procedures Techniques

Key & Remote Programming Training

Course Details

Key & remote programming on modern vehicles can be a complicated procedure and requires both knowledge of keys and vehicle diagnostics. However, there are huge rewards available by offering this specialist service.

The AD100Pro / MVPPro users training course offers new and existing customers an ideal grounding in key and remote programming. In addition to understanding the equipment, the course includes details on immobilisers, pincode reading and tips and hints on vehicle specific requirements.

The training has a mixture of theory and practical with the opportunity to program a range of vehicles throughout the day. Whilst at Hickleys you will get the chance to meet the technical support team that will assist you in all technical aspects on an ongoing basis.

Course Content

  • Introduction to immobilisers systems and how they work
  • Transponder technology
  • Vehicle security pincode systems
  • Understanding your equipment
  • Vehicle programming procedures
  • Tips and hints
  • Business development and marketing

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for beginners that have recently purchased an AD100Pro / MVPPro or have one within the business. The candidate will leave with the ability and confidence to program keys and remotes on a wide range of vehicles.

Accreditation

NCFE nationally accredited level 2

Course Information

Duration : 1 Day (9am - 5pm)
Course Code : 2036
NQF Level : 2
Price : £200.00 + VAT

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Advanced Key Programming Procedures Techniques

Advanced Key & Remote Programming Training

Course Details

As new vehicle models are released, manufacturers are moving towards precoded transponders and more secure designs with combined key-remotes, often with proximity operation. This adds an additional level of security and complexity.

This course details the methods of precoding aftermarket transponders, additional pincode reading solutions, proximity key solutions and other procedures as they are released.

Course Content

  • An in-depth understanding of VAG & BMW precoding
  • Pin code reading on Renault, Nissan, Kia & Hyundai
  • Key programming using True Code on Renault & Ford
  • Pin codes & key numbers using AD600 code wizard
  • MG Rover Pectron SCU reprogramming
  • Proximity key-remote systems

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for customers that are at least moderately experienced in key programming and have a working knowledge of the AD100Pro / MVPPro.

Accreditation

NCFE nationally accredited level 3

Course Information

Duration : 1 Day (9am - 5pm)
Course Code : 2034
NQF Level : 3
Price : £250.00 + VAT

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Zed-FULL Training

Zed-FULL Training

Course Details

The Zed-FULL offers a single solution tool for the Auto Locksmith market. The combination of key cloning, remote cloning, transponder management, eeprom programming, pincode reading and OBD key & remote programming makes the Zed-FULL the most versatile programmer with flexible purchase options.

The Zed-FULL users training course offers new and existing customers an ideal understanding of all aspects of the tool, how to navigate the screens, use the software and benefit from the features. The training has a mixture of theory and practical covering the full aspects of the Zed-FULL, with the opportunity to work both on the bench and on a range of vehicles offering solutions to a selection of scenarios.

Course Content

  • Introduction to immobiliser systems and components
  • Introduction to the Zed-FULL system
  • Understanding transponder technology
  • Methods to identify, clone, produce, recycle, unlock and write transponders
  • Testing, cloning and emulating remotes
  • An understanding of eepromming solutions and the benefits
  • Navigation of the Zed-FULL eeprom system
  • Demonstration of pincode reading, transponder cloning and writing using eepromming
  • Reading pincodes, precoded transponders, programming keys and remotes via the OBD socket on a variety of vehicles
  • Overview of PC software, database, updating & loading software

Who Should Attend

This two day course will give new owners of the Zed-FULL a comprehensive understanding of all the features of the equipment and how to maximise the various software options.

Accreditation

NCFE nationally accredited level 3

Course Information

Duration : 2 Days (9am - 5pm)
Course Code : 2845
NQF Level : 3
Price : £400.00 + VAT

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Mercedes / BMW Key Programming

Mercedes / BMW Key Programming Training

Course Details

Mercedes and BMW key programming requires a high level of understanding and practice. Therefore, we suggest that you attend one of our special one day training courses designed specifically to enable you to get the best from your equipment.

The training offers a mix of theory and practical on a range of bench mounted demonstration equipment, and includes OBD programming methods, direct connections and eepromming procedures.

The course will be split into two parts, beginning with Mercedes and finishing with BMW.

Course Content (Mercedes)

  • Introduction to Mercedes remote key programming
  • Understanding the hardware equipment
  • Understanding the software
  • Adding additional keys to a working system using the "sniff system"
  • Ignition lock module removal and types
  • Soldering techniques and methods
  • Programming remotes to ignition lock modules
  • Virginise used remote keys

Course Content (BMW)

  • Introduction to BMW remote key programming
  • Understanding the hardware equipment
  • Understanding the software
  • OBD programming methods
  • Identifying EWS and CAS boxes
  • Adding additional keys to a working system
  • Deleting existing keys from modules
  • Soldering techniques and methods
  • Eeprom programming methods and procedures

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for customers that own a Zed-FULL and have purchased the Mercedes and/or BMW hardware.

The candidate will leave with the ability to program all types of Mercedes and BMW remote keys.

Accreditation

NCFE nationally accredited level 4

Course Information

Duration : 1 Day (9am - 5pm)
Course Code : 2040
NQF Level : 4
Price : £300.00 + VAT

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VAG Key Programming

VAG Key Programming Training

Course Details

Key programming on the VAG range of vehicles can be the most complex to understand due to the varying range of protocols used and the different programming methods adopted. Once you have a full understanding of the procedures, key and remote programming can be relatively straight forward.

Therefore, we suggest that you attend one of our special one day training courses designed specifically to enable you to understand the varying systems, maximise your programming abilities and get the best from your equipment.

VAG programming procedures include K line, Canbus, Precoded, UDS and the latest Smart key systems on Audi vehicles. The training offers a mix of theory and practical on the different protocols used. It takes a methodical path through the history of VAG key programming, starting with K Line then moving onto Canbus and covering Precoding transponders.

Once a full understanding of these systems are attained, the training will move onto the latest UDS dash programming and onto the latest Smart key programming used on Audi vehicles from 2010+.

This training takes the myth out of VAG programming and gives you the all the tools you require to maximise your programming opportunities.

Course Content

  • Introduction to VAG key programming protocols
  • Systems installed by model and year
  • Pincode reading methods and equipment used
  • Understanding K Line systems, pincode reading, transponders and remote programming methods
  • Understanding Canbus systems, pincode reading, transponders and remote programming methods
  • Precoding transponders, differences in equipment, scanning systems and writing
  • Understanding UDS systems, additional and lost key scenarios, pincode reading, dash removal, transponders and remote programming methods
  • Understanding Smart key systems, additional and lost key scenarios, pin code reading, emulator keys and remote programming methods
  • Understanding the hardware used in the various systems including, MVPPro, Smart Dongle, Smart Aerial, AD900Pro (Cyclone), Zed-FULL, Miraclone, Supervag and Vag Tacho
  • Understanding the various transponders used and the precoding methods
  • Using KeyDIY remote emulation for VAG vehicles

Who Should Attend

Anyone who uses Advanced Diagnostics (MVPPRO / AD100PRO) and/or IEA (Zed-FULL) key programming equipment and wants to achieve a full understanding of VAG key & remote programming opportunities, including the latest Audi Smart key system.

Accreditation

NCFE nationally accredited level 4

Course Information

Duration : 1 Day (9am - 5pm)
Course Code :  
NQF Level : 4
Price : £250.00 + VAT

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Fiat Key Programming

Fiat Key Programming Training

Course Details

Key programming on the Fiat range of vehicles gives huge opportunities for Autolocksmiths and key programmers, enabling them to offer an outstanding service and maximise their income.

The Fiat protocol uses a Precoded transponder, therefore ordering new keys and remotes from a dealer requires the key/remote to be ordered from Italy. This often takes 7 to 10 days and can cost up to £300 for a remote key.

The training covers pincode reading, transponder precode reading, remote emulating and key programming on the full range of Fiat vehicles, enabling you to create a fully working remote key without the need to order keys / remotes, and enabling you to complete the work immediately by the roadside.

Course Content

  • Introduction to Fiat key & Remote programming
  • Systems installed by model and year
  • Pincode reading methods and equipment used
  • Reading Precoding from the OBD socket, BCM or on some occasions via EEPROM
  • Precoding transponders, differences in equipment methods and transponder writing
  • Understanding the hardware equipment used in the various systems including, MVPro, Smart Dongle, Smart Aerial, AD900pro (Cyclone), Zed-FULL
  • Using Zedfull remote emulation for Fiat vehicles with 1,2 or 3 buttons
  • Methods and procedure for key & remote programming

Who Should Attend

Anyone who uses Advanced Diagnostics (MVPPRO / AD100PRO) and/or IEA (Zed-FULL) key programming equipment and wants to maximise their opportunities with Fiat key & remote programming.

Accreditation

NCFE nationally accredited level 4

Course Information

Duration : 1 Day (9am - 5pm)
Course Code :  
NQF Level : 4
Price : £250.00 + VAT

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Key Cloning Silca RW4+ and ID48

Key Cloning Silca RW4+ and ID48 Training

Course Details

As an alternative to key programming, many vehicle keys can be cloned with a transponder duplicating machine. This enables existing keys to be duplicated without the need of complicated programming.

This course uses the market leading Silca RW4+ transponder machine to carry out many types of cloning. In recent years the ability to clone Phillips ID46 and Megamos ID48 transponders has increased the volume of keys that can be cloned, however these procedures require both the existing working key and the vehicle to complete the operation.

Cloning a key offers a quick and less complicated service to offer customers additional keys and can also offer a solution to key programmers wanting to supply a remote key but where programming is not possible.

Course Content

  • Transponder identification
  • Transponder fixed code writing
  • Fixed transponder cloning
  • Texas transponder cloning
  • Phillips crypto transponder cloning
  • Phillips ID46 cloning using snoop module
  • Megamos ID48 cloning using Internet, M box & M snoop
  • Cloning transponder types
  • Manual remote programming procedures
  • KeyDIY & ID48 cloning together
  • PC software, database & loading software
  • Linking RW4+ to MVPPro/AD100Pro for Fiat precoding

Who Should Attend

Attending the course will give an in-depth understanding of cloning using the Silca RW4+. Therefore this course best suits candidates that own or intend to own an RW4+ and want to understand the cloning opportunities with the equipment. Ideal for companies that want to offer an ?additional key? solution or wants to add cloning to their current services.

Accreditation

NCFE nationally accredited level 2

Course Information

Duration : 1/2 Day (1.30pm - 5pm)
Course Code :  
NQF Level : 2
Price : £150.00 + VAT

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Eeprom & Microprocessor Programming

Eeprom & Microprocessor Training

Course Details

EEPROM programming is an excellent extension to any auto locksmiths services. The ability to be able to read a pincode or create a transponder directly from the immobiliser gives a profitable additional skill to the experienced auto locksmith.

An in-depth training course enabling students to carry out eeprom programming services. Includes eeprom / microprocessor removal, reading, writing and resoldering using a variety of equipment.

A training course with a high practical content and hands-on training.

Course Content

  • Immobiliser systems - how they work
  • Eeprom / Microprocessor systems and their operation
  • Reading eeprom / microprocessors using CodeX lite & Zed-Prog
  • Writing eeprom / microprocessors using CodeX lite & Zed-Prog
  • Using Zed-Bull and AD900Pro to create transponders and read pincodes
  • Removal using hot air and refitting using soldering stations
  • Specialist software Jadoogar for Toyota and Lexus

Who Should Attend

Anyone wanting to expand their auto locksmith services into EEPROM programming, this highly skilled area offers the opportunity to expand your services and maximize your income.

Accreditation

NCFE nationally accredited level 3

Course Information

Duration : 1 Day (9am - 5pm)
Course Code : 2057
NQF Level : 3
Price : £250.00 + VAT

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Advanced Eeprom Programming

Eeprom & Microprocessor Training

Course Details

The Advanced Eeprom course will give you excellent additional solutions to specific tasks, often giving a greater level of income. The course assumes you have a basic understanding and ability to carry out eeprom work, and the syllabus will enhance your abilities to an increased level.

The course concentrates on specific solutions for vehicles such as Toyota, BMW and Mercedes, plus a variety of separate solutions.

Course Content

  • Microprocessor removal and resoldering methods
  • In-circuit reading solutions
  • Pin Out solutions
  • Toyota 4C and 4D eeprom methods and transponder start codes
  • BMW EWS editing
  • Mercedes Sprinter and Vito start errors
  • Re-map files for immobiliser bypass, virginising and recoding

Who Should Attend

It is mandatory that you have attended course 2057 and have experience in eeprom work.

Accreditation

NCFE nationally accredited level 4

Course Information

Duration : 1 Day (9am - 5pm)
Course Code : 2844
NQF Level : 5
Price : £250.00 + VAT

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Key and Remote Repair

Key and Remote Repair Training

Course Details

Offering a service to repair and refurbish vehicle remotes can add an additional service and valuable income to your current business. Car remotes are very expensive and often fail for simple reasons such as broken casing, worn rubbers, failed switches or just a flat battery.

The Key and Remote Repair Service package offers everything required to start a comprehensive repair and refurbish service.

Course Content

  • Electrical testing training, voltage reading and continuity testing
  • Remote disassemble and rebuilding methods
  • Battery testing and replacement
  • Battery Desoldering & Soldering skills
  • Circuit board testing and switch replacement
  • Remote synchronising methods and manual programming

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for key cutting shops, garages and locksmiths that want to offer a repair service for vehicle keys and remotes. Whether you currently offer vehicle key cloning, key programming or neither, offering repairs to car keys and remotes can be lucrative to your business and an ideal addition to your current service.

Accreditation

NCFE nationally accredited level 2

Course Information

Duration : 1/2 Day (9am - 12.30pm)
Course Code :  
NQF Level : 2
Price : £150.00 + VAT

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Key Cutting & Instacode User Course

Key Cutting Training

Course Details

There are many different electronic key cutting machines offered on the market for the Auto Locksmith and many of these require the Instacode software to maximise your abilities.These machines include the Chacka Bay, Miracle A5, A6, A9 & Bianchi 994.

This course is designed to enable you to maximise your knowledge and ability of these machines. To understand the benefits of Instacode, how to use the code / cards package and understand the software.

Course Content

  • Understanding your chosen machine, the features and benefits
  • Machine set up and maintenance
  • Use of the PC software, menu structure and features
  • Decoding an existing key
  • Cutting a key to decode or code
  • Lazer & Cylinder key cutting
  • Additional adapters for other key styles
  • Navigating Instacode software
  • Vehicle manufacturer key code numbers
  • Using biting, codes and cards to get key cuts
  • Other benefits of Instacode software

Who Should Attend

New owners of key cutting machines, instacode software and customers wanting to maximise their key cutting abilities. (Please note: It may be necessary to bring your key cutting machine with you).

Accreditation

NCFE nationally accredited level 3

Course Information

Duration : 1 Day (9am - 5pm)
Course Code : 2846
NQF Level : 3
Price : £175.00 + VAT

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Vehicle Opening Techniques

Vehicle Opening Training

Course Details

An essential training course for anyone wanting to carry out non destructive vehicle entry where all keys are lost.

Hickleys are the approved Mr Li training centre, we offer professional manufacturer sponsored training. The course reviews "through the door" entry tools such as airbags, wedges and rods and their use.

The bulk of the tuition is practical lock picking using the Mr Li range of Lazer and Tibbe picks.

Students will be taught the known procedures, systems and rules of opening various locks and instructed on the touch and feel required to best defeat the locks; once picked they can be decoded. Students will start on Tibbe, HU66, HU100, HU101, and then advance onto a variety of different locks depending on their speed of leaning.

Course Content

  • Review of door wedge products
  • Review of through door products
  • Review of lock picks and decoders
  • Practical demonstration on decoding Tibbe & Lazer locks
  • Practical demonstration on picking Tibbe & Lazer locks
  • Practical experience of decoding and picking using Tibbe & Mr Li 2:1
  • Training review

Who Should Attend

Auto locksmiths, garage services, recovery companies and anyone that needs to gain entry into vehicles in a non destructive method.

Accreditation

NCFE nationally accredited level 3

Course Information

Duration : 1 Day (9am - 5pm)
Course Code : 2033
NQF Level : 3
Price : £250.00 + VAT

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Auto Key Impressioning

Auto Key Impressioning Training

Course Details

Key Impressioning is one of the most effective non destructive methods of vehicle entry. Often vehicles are equipped with a dead lock system which stops all other methods apart from defeating the lock. There are few lock designs that are able to resist this method of opening and being experienced in Impressioning gives you another option to open the vehicle.

One of the benefits of Impressioning a key is the limited tooling required, making Impressioning the most cost effective method of opening vehicles and creating keys.

This new training course has been developed in partnership with the worlds leading lock impressioner, Oliver Diederichsen. Oliver has passed on his years of experience and trained our trainer, Andy Marshall Brown. It is Olivers methods of training, tooling and training plan that this great course is based on.

Course Content

  • Explanation of Impressioning different types of keys
  • Explanation of tooling required
  • Blank key perpetration and filing techniques
  • Interpretation of marks and Impressioning methods
  • Practical experience of cylinder and Tibbe keys
  • The theory of Lazer key Impressioning

Who Should Attend

Auto locksmiths, garage services, recovery companies and anyone that needs to gain entry into vehicles in a non destructive method.

Accreditation

NCFE nationally accredited level 3

Course Information

Duration : 1 Day (9am - 5pm)
Course Code : 2038
NQF Level : 3
Price : £250.00 + VAT

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