The GAI Diploma is designed to give students a high level of product knowledge and the ability to write accurate hardware specifications and quotations. The qualification is particularly suited to those in customer facing roles, contract management, scheduling and estimating, and sales.
GAI president, Julian Newman, said:
“Scrutiny of the skills and competence of everyone in the building industry has never been higher, and each part of the supply chain needs to prove its worth. The GAI Diploma makes this possible in our sector – it is the only recognised architectural ironmongery qualification to British and European standards in the world.
“As we celebrate the fantastic achievements of this cohort of students, it’s important to reflect on how far the education programme has come and to recognise the hard work of our members and committees that have shaped the course to ensure it is always relevant to today’s ironmongery professionals.”
The Guild’s education programme has been running for more than 50 years, training future generations of architectural ironmongers to British and European standards.
This year’s GAI Education Awards is sponsored by ASSA ABLOY opening solutions