Lock smiths?

#1
I am looking in to doing a lock smiths qualification for my resetlment and was wondering if any ex serving soldiers have done the course? and is it worth going in to?

Thanks in advance
 
#2
If its the one run at the RRC yes and no it isnt.

You get a cert of attendance that 'can be used to towards a qualification' and you can buy the equipment at the end of the course.

Look elsewhere, there are courses that are longer and more indepth out there, youll probably need to write a letter to your IERO as to why you want to use that provider rather than the one run by the RRC though.

http://www.arrse.co.uk/search.php?searchid=879028
 
#3
Try A1 safe and secure in Hereford. My wife works for him as a clerk. He does the course primarily for resettlement and it is a two week course, one week learning the locks and windows systems and one week on the job training. look it up on the web and see for yourself!
 
#4
Yeh that is one of the companies i looked at. Although there is another company called SAS and it runs a 15 day course. Is that still to little time to do enough training.

Thanks for your help.
 
#5
CPLBBT, I think thats the one i was told to look in to i will have a look.

cheers mate.
 
#6
well i think its enough time for it. the guys go away with all the quals they need for it and have not had a problem with it out in the world. have a look at the testimonials! and i think the A1 and SAS thing are the same company!
 
#7
Yeh having a look they are the guys i was told to check out on a random drunk night some where. Thanks for your help thats spot on.
 
#9
Very much appreciated Bravo_Zulu. The Anvil lot were reccomended to me. I am staying well shot of those boys!
 
#10
On a point of order Mr Chairman I thought the 9/12L (who?) were CVR(T), hardly a tankie then.

And anyway you are surely Line Cav not Peoples Cav?
 
#11
Ah yes luckily for me i am not a Tankie other wise i would be as useful as Chally 2 crewman. Its a name i attracted from some inf friends.
 
#12
A friend of mine did the A1 course and says there is no money to be made in it hence why he is now on the circuit.
 
#13
Thats what i was dreading. I have no mates who have gone down the locksmith path so i thought it might be a bit of an open market but it seems not. I have had a offer to do the circut out in afgan but it really is worst case for me.
 
#14
Local locksmiths we use here have branched out into engraving, home security, alarms, etc, etc, due to lack of cash in locksmithing. Might be of use as a sideline to another trade but not on its own. Unless you combine it with cam & concealment. :)
 
#15
Lol well its about the only qualification i have, well at least my ex girlfriends i stalk would appreciate my cam and concealment skills.
 

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