Stage 3 Studies - Bridging Courses
Learners who complete or have completed the Certificate in Architectural Hardware from Summer 2021 onwards are able to enrol directly on to any of the GAI's Stage 3 courses (diploma or certificate).
Learners who completed the Certificate in Architectural Hardware or GAI Diploma before this date, and who wish to enrol for one of the new Stage 3 courses introduced in 2022 (i.e. the diplomas in Electric Hardware and Access Control, and in Door Systems; or the new Certificate in Standards and Regulations), must complete a bridging course.
The bridging course can be completed in advance of, or concurrently with, the Stage 3 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.
Details of bridging course requirement and costs can be found in the Education Prospectus, available for download on this page. For further details, including to confirm whether a bridging course is required in any individual case, please contact [email protected]