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GAI Certificate Stage 3 (2022 coursework)
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TYPE Online Curriculum
DURATION 80 hours
DESCRIPTION GAI Certificate Stage 3 (2022 coursework)


The GAI Diploma course is for learners who have achieved The Certificate in Architectural Hardware. This qualification is recognised in many countries as the ‘must have’ for architectural ironmongers. Achieving the Diploma will increase competence in communicating with your customers and enhance your employability.

Further details are available on the ‘Content’ tab or in the GAI 2021/22 Prospectus available here including information on the 3-day training courses available to Stage 3 students. Please note the Terms and Conditions of enrolment detailed in the prospectus.

Enrolment deadline 17th December 2021. Terms and Conditions can be found in the GAI Prospectus.


This course builds on the product knowledge already gained and seeks to bring application through developing scheduling skills and understanding key control. For those wishing to make their career in architectural ironmongery the Diploma is an essential platform for your development.


Stage 3 comprises the following modules:

  • Electric Hardware
  • Access Control
  • Appreciating Architects Drawings
  • Master Keying
  • The Scheduling of Architectural Hardware


Upon enrolment either an invoice will be sent to your Finance Department and upon receipt of payment you will be given access to the modules, or you may choose to enrol and pay by Paypal and the course material will be released immediately. There are self-check questions for some of the modules to ensure that you have adequately grasped and understood the various topics. There are also ‘must-do’ course work questions and the marks achieved in these will form part of your overall assessment.

At the end of Stage 3, you will sit an exam at a venue organised by the GAI. In this you will be asked to prepare a full hardware schedule and key chart. Upon successful completion of this you will achieve The GAI Diploma.



If you would like to know about our training programmes please contact:

Education Administrator - John Ward
The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers
BFP House, 6 Bath Place, Rivington Street
London EC2A 3JE

Tel: 020 7033 2480

Email: education@gai.org.uk

Phone: 0207 033 2480
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