We stock a wide range of mounting boards in the following styles:

  • - Daler, white & Black core

  • We can also order in at the customers request the Arqadia & Colournmount Range of mountboards.

For more information on our mouldings, prices and discounts please contact us today on

028 9442 9117

07999 076 003

Accredited Framing Courses

The Guild developed its accrediation scheme for picture framing training so that those new to the industry can choose their trainers with confidence.

All Guild Accredited Trainers are, or have been, practising framers with high levels of experience and have achieved Guild Certified Framer (APF) or advanced GCF qualifications. GCF(APF) requires a commitment to Continuing Professional Development keeping trainers, and their students, up to date.
Choose between Introductory Courses for Professional Framers and more advanced courses, between one-to-one training and group sessions, between courses lasting a few hours and those lasting a few days. All trainers listed below will be able to offer the approved syllabus which can be downloaded here.

If you are a trainer and wish to apply for Acccreditation please contact the GCF Programme Manager; you will need to provide your own syllabus, detailed teaching notes and copies of any handouts you provide to students.

All framers should aspire to gain the Guild Certified Framer qualification to demonstrate independently that they have the necessary skills and knowledge to provide a professional framing service. Training Courses to prepare you for the GCF(APF) examination are available. For self-preparation and to support your training programme, buy the GCF Study Guide, an excellent workshop manual in its own right.

Abbey Glass & Framing Supplies Abbey Glass & Framing SuppliesAbbey Glass & Framing Supplies,Unit 33 & 34, 25 Enkalon Industrial Estate,Antrim Business Park,Randalstown Road,Antrim,Antrim,BT41 4LD,UKTelephone: +44 028 9442 9117Email: abbeysupplies@btconnect.comWebsite: http://www.agframingsupplies.co.uk
Guild Certified Framer

The Guild Certified Framer programme is internationally recognised as the qualification for the framing industry. Qualified GCF’s are now framing in 25 countries worldwide. Previously known as Guild Commended Framer this updated qualification now includes Continuing Professional Development to ensure framers stay up to date with best practise and standards.

Employers use GCF to set standards, as well as to assess the skills and aptitudes of staff framers.

Framers use GCF to confirm their abilities to employers and customers, as well as to enhance their standing in the industry

If you are already a Commended Framer why not become a Guild Certified Framer and start collecting your CPD credits. There is a small admin fee of £25 +VAT (if applicable) and you will receive a beautiful Certificate and Window sticker. Email info@fineart.co.uk for further information.
Why should I take GCF?

All Framers anywhere can:

distinguish themselves from others
increase customer confidence
use GCF status for publicity
enhance their entry in Yellow Pages or Thomson Directories
confirm their skills and abilities

As an employer use GCF to:

set the standard
assess the skills and aptitudes of staff
pave the way to a successful training programme

As an employee GCF will:

give you a reputable standing in the industry
confirm your ability to employ
confirm your ability to employers and customers

All GCF’s receive a window sticker and certificate; Guild member GCFs are listed in the Guild Commended/Certified Framer online search

I’d like to get qualified – what now?

Go to About the Exam to find out the requirements – you can also download sample questions to help you study, download a booking form, find out about test centres and find Guild accredited framing trainers

We stock a wide range of mounting boards in the following styles:
– Daler, white & Black core
We can also order in at the customers request the Arqadia & Colournmount Range of mountboards.

For more information on our mouldings, prices and discounts please contact us today on

028 9442 9117

07999 076 003

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