TAP Qualifications

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Testimonials

Design Performance Support

Very useful and promoted a different way of thinking. Thank you

Thames Water

21st February 2017

Design Performance Support

Very useful and detailed guidance in creating support materials. Laura is very knowledgeable about the subject and other relevant areas. Courses are great and I would highly recommend.

London & Quadrant Housing

29th April 2016

Design Performance Support

Highly informative and interesting. It has been great to meet some like-minded people and share knowledge, whilst trying out new ideas and methods. Laura is very knowledgeable and friendly, providing feedback. Thank you

VWFS

29th January 2016

Design Performance Support

Informative, good practical tips I can take back and use in my business. Thank you as always a pleasure to come to Coventry

HSBC

29th January 2016

Design Performance Support

Thank you Laura and The Training Foundation for another superb course! I can now go away confident that I can produce useful and quality resources to support users. As always, the course was enjoyable and thought provoking. The skills learnt will enable me to be more focused

Balfour Beatty Rail

28th August 2015

Design Performance Support

Thank you, as I said before, I like the fact that I feel my time has been put to beneficial use and I have come away having genuinely learnt things! Laura is excellent, I liked the fact that you can have a laugh and joke, but the learning is paramount and is not forgotten. I enjoy learning - thanks for helping me do that

HSBC

28th August 2015

Design Performance Support

Thank you for an interesting and enjoyable course. Laura is very knowledgeable about the subject and was able to answer some specific questions I had.

Oxford University

25th February 2015

Design Performance Support

Thank you for a great couple of days and met some really nice people. Laura was fab, really enjoyed the interesting discussions.

NHS Lothian

25th February 2015

Design Performance Support

Thank you once again to The Training Foundation for a great course and to Laura, a great trainer!

Atradius

10th December 2014

Design Performance Support

Excellent, really enjoyed it, a great two days. Cannot wait to start using the video camera. Laura was very knowledgeable,  confident and friendly. Many thanks.

BAE Systems

9th April 2014

 

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October 2015

The British Institute for Learning & Development aligns membership to TAP Qualifications

 

The British Institute for Learning & Development (the BILD), the Awarding Body for all TAP Certificates and Diplomas, has announced that from 1st Oct 2015 all applicants for professional grades of BILD membership will be required to hold a TAP Qualification.

Explains BILD Chair David Apparicio:

"The BILD has long been driven by the aspiration to see a career in L&D recognised as a genuine ‘Profession'.  Today, the critical capability demanded of every organisation is the capacity to learn and change faster than the competition, to become a genuine ‘learning organisation'. This makes the professionalising of learning a more urgent imperative than ever before.'

‘The BILD believes that, as with all other recognised professions, L&D practitioners should be required to meet a common standard of professional practice, evidenced by appropriate Certification.  Until recent years, this has not been possible to achieve, given the wide range of subjective certification schemes available.  Membership of the BILD, therefore, as with other L&D Institutes, was open to applicants holding a disparate range of qualifications. This of course meant that the BILD post-nominal letters could not guarantee consistent and reliable professional practice'.

‘With the advent of the Training Accreditation Programme in 1998 the seeds were planted for the genuine professionalising of an L&D career.  For the first time, objective assessable models (recognised by a Queen's Award for Innovation) underpinned all L&D roles, enabling consistent standards of professional practice.'

‘The Board of the BILD has observed first-hand the widespread, employer-led adoption of TAP in recent years, with some 1,400 organisations across all strands of the private and public sectors now employing more than 25,000 Certified L&D professionals. 

We have concluded that this groundswell of commitment to best-practice standards now enables the Institute to progress its key objective of professionalising a career in L&D.  By requiring all applicants for BILD membership from 1st Oct 2015 to hold a TAP Certificate or Diploma, the BILD post-nominal letters will become a guarantee of best-practice."

 

 

The Training Foundation's CEO
Nick Mitchell
 welcomed the news;

"This forward-thinking announcement demonstrates the BILD's passionate commitment to truly making Learning & Development a genuine profession.

The whole 30-strong TAP team at The Training Foundation shares that passion. These are indeed exciting times for the whole training community and I encourage all to join the BILD and help us achieve our common objective."