TAP Qualifications

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


Elearning Design - Online

Very helpful and I learned something completely new! Thank you for a fantastic and efficient course. I learned a lot and it was one of the rare courses where I can go out and say... "This was absolutely worth my time". Louise was super friendly and supportive.

D. Swarovski KG

7th June 2017

Elearning Design - Online

Suited for a range of needs and expertise, well organised with a community support and further reading and structured well with a lot of additional supervision on request whenever needed. I really enjoyed the course, particularly with the teaching of Louise who created engaging and fun ways to learn the new skills especially as I was the least experienced in the team. Louse was fantastic in both charismatic teaching, understanding the demands of full time job and offering flexibility to ensure the course could still be fulfilled and generous with time and offering additional resources over and above the course modules.

Swarovski UK Ltd

1st June 2017

Elearning Design - Online

A very insightful look into the world of eLearning. I've never done any of it before and the course gave me some great ideas of where to start. Louise was very supportive, patient, helped me a lot and gave me a wonderful introduction to eLearning.


5th May 2017


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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."