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Opening doors: GAI exam results are in for aspiring architectural ironmongers

  • 2 Sep 2019

Newly 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 has seen a particularly high number of learners in United Arab Emirates (UAE), China and India.

Rachel Tipton, manager of the GAI education programme, commented: “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 info 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 points. 

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

Download the prospectus via the GAI website in the above link.

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