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 Door Systems. 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 Door Systems:
- A unique breadth of knowledge and understanding across door systems and architectural ironmongery.
- Successful candidates will receive their GAI Diploma at the annual Education Awards, and may use the post-nominal letters DipDS.
- A GAI continuing professional development (CPD) programme for the sector will allow the diploma holder to work towards Registered Door Systems (RegDS) status.