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CALL FOR ACTION – specialists needed

We are working on a project known as “BEST IN CLASS” which we hope to launch at the end of 2020.

As part of this project, the education syllabus for The Certificate in Architectural Hardware is being enhanced and developed to meet the current day requirements of the Architectural Ironmonger.

We’re looking for professionals in the industry who are willing to volunteer their time to create or develop relevant educational content. If you have a niche area or specialist subject and can volunteer some time to support our education programme, then we would like to hear from you. Please write to with your details and information of the area which you can contribute to.

The current subjects are:

  • Handing of hardware 
  • Hinges 
  • Metals, metal finishes and plastics
  • Timber doors and frames 
  • Seals 
  • Steel doors and frames
  • Door closing devices Part 1 and 2 
  • Locks and latches Part 1 and 2 
  • Fixings and fastenings
  • Hardware Part 1 and 2 
  • Door bolts 
  • Basic and Intermediate Scheduling
  • Fire door hardware 
  • Escape door hardware 
  • Lettering, nameplates and graphic symbols
  • Specialist hardware 
  • Electric hardware 
  • Access control systems
  • Intermediate scheduling 
  • Manufacture and sourcing 
  • Commercial awareness
  • Window fittings 
  • Sliding door gear

Our priority is the courses and course content, but, whilst on this journey we will also be reviewing the whole wraparound from course, learner experience and delivery. Please be assured we will update you with any benefits and improvements as we develop and build the BEST in CLASS project.

For further information or to express your interest please email