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    Challenge yourself: become a qualified door hardware professional

    Architectural
    ironmongers who are keen to complete their career
    to become a fully qualified door hardware professional can
    now re-enrol in the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers’ (GAI) education
    programme, without having to start from the beginning.   

    The Challenge Exam is designed for those who have taken a
    break during their studies of the GAI Diploma (stage 3) or the Certificate in
    Architectural Hardware (stage 1 or 2) training courses for three
    years or more.  

    It consists of a short test covering all areas of the last
    stage of learning that they have passed. Once the Challenge Exam
    has been passed, they can then progress to the next stage of the
    education programme without having to start at stage 1 again. 

    There will be two challenge exams held this year
    ready for potential students to enrol in the
    2019/20 programme. Both exams will be held at the GAI head
    office in London on 14 August and 3 December 2019. Online
    invigilation can be arranged for international
    students who would like to take the exam. 

    The Guild’s education
    programme is the only?recognised?programme in the world that leads to
    a qualification in architectural ironmongery to British and European standards.?It is open to
    all industry professionals and trainees across the world, not
    just those within GAI membership.   

    There are two
    qualifications available within the GAI education programme. The
    Certificate in?Architectural Hardware?(CiAH)?consists of two stages with 24 education
    modules covering everything an architectural ironmonger is required to know.?? 

    Once this has been completed,
    students may choose to continue their studies by enrolling
    for the GAI Diploma. This stage focuses entirely on the skills and learning
    needed for scheduling?the architectural ironmongery, electric hardware and key
    control for a project, and is of particular importance to those architectural ironmongers working on projects
    being built to UK and European standards across the globe.?Once they have completed
    the diploma, they become a?DipGAI, an industry recognised symbol of
    professionalism.? 

    The?2019/20 education programme
    prospectus?has?been?published on the GAI website, outlining the qualifications,
    course content and training support available. It also gives further
    information on becoming a Registered Architectural
    Ironmonger (RegAI) through the Continued Professional Development
    (CPD) programme. The programme offers flexibility for busy
    professionals and far more opportunity to gain the CPD
    points.? 

    Enrolments?are open
    from 2 September until 20 December 2019.?? 

    For more information on how to apply for the Challenge
    Exam, email education@gai.org.uk. 

    www.gai.org.uk