The course is run to an academic year and enrolments open 1st September.
Learners who complete or have completed the
Certificate in Architectural Hardware from Summer 2021 onwards can enrol directly on to the Diploma in Electric Hardware and Access Control. Learners who completed the Certificate in
Architectural Hardware or GAI Diploma before this date must complete a bridging
course which can be taken in advance of, or
concurrently with, the new diploma course.
Due to the amount of time required for
concurrent study, learners selecting this option may choose to take their final
examination on with the traditional June exam day or one of the retake dates in
September or October.
Each learner will answer a set of compulsory coursework questions at the end of each stage of learning and must achieve a minimum score of 60% to sit a final examination held at a PearsonVue test centre.
On completion of the final examination, you will achieve the GAI Diploma in Electric Hardware and Access Control:
- A unique breadth of knowledge and understanding across both electric hardware products and the associated software.
- Successful candidates will receive their GAI Diploma at the annual Education Awards, and may use the post-nominal letters DipAC.
- A GAI continuing professional development (CPD) programme for the sector will allow the diploma holder to work towards Registered Electric Hardware and Access Control (RegAC) status.
Click here to read more about GAI continuing professional development (CPD)