How to become a locksmith
You can get into this job through:
- applying directly
- training with a private training company
You could contact local locksmith companies to see if they're prepared to take you on as a trainee.
You'll find it helps if you have good practical skills, and some experience of carpentry, glazing or electronics.
You do not need any specific qualifications to trade as a locksmith.
A number of training courses teach the skills and knowledge you need to work in this role.
You could take the level 3 Diploma for Commercial Locksmiths and Property Security or another course depending on your interests and experience.