FIS has secured a discount for its members on the Foundation in Hardware online course which concentrates on ensuring those working with or selling architectural ironmongery or door hardware are aware of the range of hardware, its uses and responsibilities if specifying or offering alternatives.

Foundation in Hardware

The GAI education programme starts with the Foundation in Hardware module, an online introductory course designed to raise knowledge and standards among those who need to understand the basics but don’t need to live and breathe ironmongery in their day-to-day jobs.

  • Covers all the basics of hardware and access control
  • Online course featuring 12 modules with 6 months to complete upon enrolment
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Self-assessment tests and examination with a printed certificate upon passing

The Foundation in Hardware is suitable for:

Those who aren’t involved in the detail of architectural ironmongery but want to gain a basic understanding of the industry

  • Locksmiths
  • Builders merchants
  • Staff on sales or trade counters

To find out more please follow this link and to register and enjoy a 20% discount. Quote OFFER20GAI when registering at