Should a career in L&D be seen as a genuine 'profession'?


It is bizarre, given the strategic importance today of organisational learning and development, that training is not usually seen as a professional career in its own right, but secondary to an HR role

What can we do to change that damaging misconception?


 Nick Mitchell's view 
CEO, The Training Foundation

The objective behind the TAP Programme


...enabling the 'professionalising'
of Learning & Development

The recognised Professions, such as the law, accountancy and teaching, require individual practitioners to achieve formal qualifications and accreditation to industry standards

Regrettably, training has never been quite like that, has it?
Anyone with some knowledge or expertise in a particular
subject area can set themselves up as a 'trainer'

The Training Foundation has, since 1998, been focused on enabling
 a change in the status of Learning & Development. We do that through
industry-leading qualifications and accreditation programmes



click to view TAP's first 17 years
1998 - 2015

' TAP's long and winding road to
Quality Assurance in L&D '


Recognition for L&D Professionals...

It takes much effort and commitment to achieve a TAP Diploma

This is recognised by an Accreditation badge, and also permits use of the TAP.dip post-nominal letters

Thousands of trainers across all sectors have achieved or are
working towards one of the

TAP Diplomas and  Accreditation

find out more in the
TAP Accreditation booklet
for L&D Professionals