Opening doors: exam results are in for aspiring architectural ironmongers

    qualified architectural ironmongery professionals are celebrating
    their Guild of Architectural Ironmongers
    (GAI) education programme results.  

    Exams were sat in 26 different countries by 390 learners.
    So far, 101 students have attained the Certificate in Architectural Hardware (CiAH) and 51
    students have now completed the GAI Diploma this year. 

    The Guild’s education programme continues to grow
    overseas with exams held in three more countries than last
    year, and 49% of learners based outside the UK. This year there
    has been a particularly high number of learners in United Arab Emirates
    (UAE), China and India.  

    Rachel Tipton, manager of the GAI education programme,

    “As the only
    recognised programme in the world that leads to a qualification in
    architectural ironmongery to British and European standards, the
    GAI Diploma gives ironmongery professionals all of the skills they need to
    form a compliant door hardware schedule – skills that will stay
    with them for their entire career. 

    “We look forward to celebrating with all of the
    newly qualified Diploma holders and everyone who has supported them through
    their qualification will get to celebrate with them at the Education
    Awards in London on 7 November.” 

    The Guild’s education portfolio is separated into two
    qualifications. The CiAH consists
    of two stages with 24 education modules covering everything an architectural
    ironmonger is required to know, supported with eight block assessments to test
    the students’ understanding.  

    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 CPD

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

    Download the prospectus from the GAI website: www.gai.org.uk