The GAI Foundation in Hardware provides an essential introductory qualification for anyone beginning their career in, or working alongside, the architectural ironmongery sector.

The GAI education programme: Foundation module.

This online introductory course has been designed to teach the basics of architectural ironmongery and access control, it is for those just starting out in the sector, or who aren’t involved in the detail of architectural ironmongery in their day-to-day job but want to gain a basic understanding of the industry.

The course covers all the basics of hardware, fire and escape doors, and access control in an affordable and convenient learning package:

  • Online learning based around 12 modules
  • Learn at your own pace, with a full six months to complete the course 
  • Self-assessment tests and examination
  • A printed certificate and access to higher-level GAI qualifications on successful completion.

The Foundation in Hardware is an ideal induction course for back-of-house, trade counter, support, or new employees at architectural ironmongery companies.

It can also provide a basic understanding of the industry for those working in companies such as locksmiths or builders’ merchants.