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Automotive Key Programming & Security Components Installation Skills

August 17 @ 09:00 - August 28 @ 16:30 EAT


Course Details

This comprehensive automotive course is the ultimate key vehicle programming training. The 10-day course offers everything from basic to the advanced key programming equipment, together with actual vehicle scenarios to hone your skills and build your confidence in your abilities.

The 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.

As a trainee, you will learn 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

The following skills will be covered in this program

  • Strip and understand the characteristics and rebuild a range of vehicle locks
  • Recognize lock faults, repair and service effectively
  • Effective entry of vehicles without causing damage
  • Key cutting, both duplication and to code
  • How to find key code locations and vehicle information
  • An overview of immobilizer 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
  • Key & remote programming skills using the AD100Pro
  • Specialist programming software such as True code & Cryptoworks
  • Pin code 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 for most 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 Electronics, including key programming, key cloning and EEPROM and processor reading.


Automotive security systems & Components Installation


While modern cars already have their own built-in car alarm system fully-installed, many car owners prefer to have an installed system that is responsive to their needs and environment. It is in these times and circumstances that  they need technically sound workmanship from qualified installers.  …

A typical vehicle immobilizer system requires the vehicle ignition key (with an embedded transponder) to be aut

henticated by the Engine Control Unit (ECU) each time the vehicle is started.

A typical Vehicle Security System (VSS) is an intelligent communications interface between the Engine Control Unit and the ignition key transponder. It is designed to meet the latest car manufacturers’ security requirements. It’s small size enables great placement flexibility in the vehicle. As a product available today, minimal application effort is required for vehicle integration.
Other associated components for securing vehicles are at disposal to be deployed in auto entities. Products such as sirens for car alarm systems, remote keys, RF antennas and electronic ignition locks grant security of the vehicle against theft and burglary.

This unit focuses on the performance outcomes required to install and test automotive security systems and components in vehicles or machinery. It involves preparing for the task, installing and testing system and component operation, and completing workplace processes and documentation. The security systems and components will not require programming following installation as they do not communicate with the vehicle or machinery controller area network databus (CAN-bus or LIN-bus) topography.
It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The electrical security systems and components include those being installed in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, vessels, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment.

Course Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements course Elements

Course delivery & Performance Criteria


1. Prepare to install security system and components 1.1 Job requirements are determined according to workplace instructions
1.2 Manufacturer specifications and installation fitting instructions are accessed and interpreted
1.3 Installation options are analyzed and those most appropriate to the circumstances are selected
1.4 Hazards associated with the work are identified and risks are managed
1.5 Tools and equipment are selected and checked for serviceability
2. Install and test security system and components 2.1 Security system and components are checked for correct application and damage
2.2 Security system is installed according to manufacturer specifications, workplace procedures and safety requirements , and without causing damage to components or systems
2.3 Installed system and components are tested for correct operation according to workplace procedures and manufacturer specifications
2.4 Post-installation testing of other electrical systems is carried out according to workplace procedures to confirm correct operation, and any problems detected as having been introduced during the installation process are rectified
3. Complete work processes 3.1 Final inspection is made to ensure work is to workplace expectations and vehicle, vessel or machinery is presented ready for use
3.2 Work area is cleaned, waste and non-recyclable materials are disposed of, and recyclable material is collected
3.3 Tools and equipment are checked and stored and any faulty electrical equipment is identified, tagged and isolated according to workplace procedures
3.4 Workplace documentation is processed according to workplace procedures


On completion of the training, participants are expected to;

  • Install and configure GPS trackers on vehicles (assets).
  • Track vehicles (assets) on a real-time/online tracking platform.
  • Perform basic trip management operations such as; setting Points of Interests (POIs), generating

    trip reports, creating geo-fences, setting automated reports (to be issued when certain rules are violated), among others.

  • Automate vehicle maintenance scheduling operations based on mileage covered.
  • Demonstrate good understanding of the standard implementation of GPS/GLONASS and RFID technologies in Cargo/Asset Tracking and Fleet Management Operations.


Mode of delivery

Under this category, lessons will be administered in three (3) Modes;

  • Mode 1: A 2-day class room training on satellite based Vehicle Tracking and Fleet Management Systems.
  • Mode 2: Practical training on installation of vehicular tracking systems. Participants will be assigned to experienced installers (engineers) who will put them through the installation processes; to a level we can attest to their competences.
  • Mode 3: Hands-on training on real-time tracking, administered over the internet.

Other Related Courses

Basic Car Electrics, Electronics &Auto-diagnosis

Course Regulation: This course is not regulated


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