Abloy UK are proud to be sponsoring GAI Education modules With over 50 years in the UK locking industry, Abloy UK value the importance of the experience and education of their team. The GAI is the only trade body solely dedicated to promoting the interests of the whole architectural ironmongery industry including the manufacturers and wholesalers of Architectural Ironmongery products. Abloy UK are proud to be sponsoring two modules of the GAI’s Education Training Programme which is the only recognised programme in the UK that leads to a qualification in ironmongery specification. The first element that Abloy UK is providing sponsorship for is Stage 2: the certificate in Architectural Hardware – the Access Control and Locks and Latches modules. The second element is the Access Control module of the Stage 3 Diploma. The GAI Diploma course teaches students how to write accurate hardware specifications and quotations, and have confidence in discussing ironmongery requirements with builders, contractors, architects, clients and end users. Abloy UK have a strong band of qualified AI’s across all levels of the business with several members of our team qualified as DipGAI, including the full team of Directors. We also have four team members who were medal/prize winners in the year that they were qualified. With a total staff of 40 employees we have 11 fully qualified Dip GAI team members and another 5 working towards the qualification. As a business, Abloy UK fully endorses the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers training program and have no hesitation in recommending the Diploma course to all aspiring Architectural Ironmongers, or specifiers from allied trades or indeed the new Diploma for Hardware for those who work in related fields but do not schedule. For further details please visit the GAI’s website at http://www.gai.org.uk/.