The TAP L&D Standards define best-practice


The TAP L&D Standards span the full spectrum
of Learning & Development competencies


Background   There have been various public-funded 'training standards bodies' since TAP's introduction in 1998 (eg the Training & Development Lead Body, the Lifelong Learning UK Sector Skills Council and the Learning & Skills Improvement Service). The Training Foundation sat on the Standards Boards of all these, now defunct, organisations. However, regrettably all three were almost exclusively focused on standards for teachers in the Further Education Sector.

They failed to engage effectively with the wider employer community and had little understanding of or relevance to the much wider skills needs of L&D practitioners they employ. This failing was a key factor in their demise.

Today    In 2016, there is no other credible official standards body for corporate Learning & Development and TAP represents the only current full-function portfolio of L&D Standards available to employers. Recognising this, a majority of FTSE100 companies now employ TAP-qualified trainers and training methodologies.

Note that the TAP Standards underpin the entire TAP Qualifications Framework. Every course includes best-practice Profiles drawn from the Standards. These form the basis of assessment for TAP Certification.

Why be TAP-Accredited?


The Training Foundation makes strenuous and concerted efforts to maintain its ISO-9001 Certification (Number GB20044554) - why?   Because external accreditation to a credible, best-practice standard confirms that our products, services and processes are quality-based - and that's important to us and our clients!

      For Learning & Development functions and L&D professionals, the TAP Accreditation insignias 
      are the equivalent of ISO for organisational quality. They identify a commitment to best-practice at
      both organisational and individual levels.

 Accreditation of the L&D function              L&D Professional Accreditation


Questions? Call us on 024 7641 1288 



Alignment with
international Standards

TAP's best-practice Design Standards are aligned with the Systematic Approach to Training
(SAT)  specifications required in regulated sectors, and cover all five elements of the ADDIE model

TAP is also aligned with the Standards of the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction


2016 Edition
TAP L&D Standards

To discuss the Standards
call 024 7641 1288


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