TAP Qualifications

...are relevant to everyone involved in L&D:


E-learning Design

Very interesting, great intro to elearning for myself and I have learnt a great deal of skills and knowledge. Thank you

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

26th July 2017

E-learning Design

I have really enjoyed this course and feel that I and my company will benefit from my taking this course.

Gateley plc

26th July 2017

E-learning Design

This is the best course I have attended during an 18 Year career in learning, teaching and training in both an education and corporate environment.

Worcestershire Healthcare Trust

17th May 2017

E-learning Design

Online version - Engaging, relevant and fun. They're the first words that spring to mind. I thoroughly enjoyed the course which dropped on my lap at a really busy time at work. But, the support given was always readily available and the pace and guidance was always very laid back and helped to allay any pressures put on myself or due to work commitments. Thank you to all at TAP for the support and encouragement.

Autonet Insurance

27th March 2017

E-learning Design

Online version - I thoroughly enjoyed the course. The tutors were extremely friendly and helpful and provided a relaxed learning environment which helped make the course enjoyable.

PDM Training Solutions

24th March 2017

E-learning Design

Thank you for a great course, look forward to the next one!


22nd March 2017

E-learning Design

Thank you for your help and support throughout the course. I am happy with what I have learned and eager to put my eLearning knowledge into practise at Access.


22nd March 2017

E-learning Design

Very enjoyable and informative, it was taught in a very enthusiastic way which motivated us learners. I very much enjoyed the course. Thank you.


10th February 2017

E-learning Design

Excellent - I can't wait to try out my new found skills. I really enjoyed this course and learned many useful things. Thank you

CLS Performance

25th January 2017

E-learning Design

Very insightful to e-Learning design. This course has given me lots of tools to begin planning and developing e-learning. Thank you to everyone at the academy. Another fantastic experience

Rydon Group Ltd

9th November 2016


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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."