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TAP Certificate in The Theoretical Basis of Learning


This self-study, online course (approx. 5-7 hrs),
The Theoretical Basis of Learning, is recommended for all trainers

The majority of trainers initially find their way into a training role because of their subject matter knowledge and expertise. This can mean that their practice is not based on an understanding of how adults learn 


Every L&D professional needs to develop the ability to employ a varied mix of theoretical approaches that match their learners’ needs. An understanding of the mainstream theories is therefore essential and this extends to others with occasional training responsibilities

Completing the course is a core requirement of everyone undertaking one of the role-based TAP Diplomas.


Course Fee: £200 +vat
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This Certificate is a core module for all TAP Diplomas




“I have thoroughly enjoyed doing the Theoretical self-study course

When completing this, it was easy to see how much I include in my delivery from all the TAP courses I have undertaken with you. I would like to thank all at The Training Foundation for their guidance and support

I would recommend this to any trainer who is thinking about doing a TAP Diploma, it really is worthwhile. Not only for what I am able to give to my learners but also that of my own

Carmen Theuma
Guy's and St Thomas'
NHS Foundation Trust