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- New TAP customers 2009-13
- Financial services
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- Information & Communications Technology
- Training providers
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- IT trainers
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- All communities
The Theoretical Basis of Learning
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 a solid foundation: an understanding of how adults learn.
Yet, attempting to embed new knowledge or bring about changes to attitudes and behaviours without a basic understanding would be akin to a surgeon performing an operation with no training in human anatomy - perhaps not quite so dangerous, but certainly just as ineffective!
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 subject matter experts and line managers with training responsibilities.
Everyone undertaking a role-based TAP Diploma is required to undertake a short online self-study course The Theoretical Basis of Learning (approximately 5-7 hours).
The course is also a core component of the TAP Certificate in Training & Education, the starter Qualification for new or inexperienced trainers.
Likewise, the course is a component of the TAP Certificate in Supporting Work-based Learning ( a programme for Subject Matter Experts who are involved in the support of learning).
Course Fee: Self-study, online £150 +vat
What you can expect!
“I have thoroughly enjoyed doing the Theoretical self-study.
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
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
27 Feb 2013