TAP Qualifications

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

Testimonials

Training Design & Development

Excellent and I feel like I have had a light bulb moment with understanding design of courses. A very big thank you to Dawn and all at The Training Foundation for a fantastic experience and for developing me as a person with all the new skills I have learnt.

BAE Systems

24th February 2017

Training Design & Development

Really interesting and enjoyable. I feel like it will be really beneficial for me at work. Thanks so much for having me! I've really enjoyed it and have learnt a lot.

ICO

24th February 2017

Training Design & Development

Really enjoyable and very useful. It gave me a big confidence boost. I have had a wonderful time and have thoroughly enjoyed the course. I am returning to work full of new ideas and enthusiasm!

OUH NHS Trust

24th February 2017

Training Design & Development

Great course, thoroughly enjoyed the course and have a lot to take away and implement.

Carillion Plc

24th February 2017

Training Design & Development

Engaging and contained lots of things I had not considered previously. I look forward to the next TAP training I attend. Debbie was excellent and had a relaxed demeanor, warm, welcoming and supportive.

M&S Bank

9th February 2017

Training Design & Development

Great, enjoyed it from start to finish, well organised and directly relatable to my job role. Massive thank you to Debs.


9th February 2017

Training Design & Development

Very enjoyable, very professional. Debs was very friendly, approachable and supporting. I have learnt a lot from this course, it is well thought out and structured. I have thoroughly enjoyed this course and can't recommend it highly enough to people.

M&S Bank

9th February 2017

Training Design & Development

Extremely useful and relevant. Debs was so supportive and approachable as well as being professional throughout. Thank you so very much for this design course and to Debs our trainer. It was very relevant and has motivated me greatly to use it in my role.

M&S Bank

9th February 2017

Training Design & Development

Very useful and has provided me with a wealth of knowledge and templates / tools to use back in the workplace.

Babcock International Group

20th January 2017

Training Design & Development

Wonderful!! Clear, right level, inspiring, well paced, achievable. Thank you so much, keep up the good work.

GKN

20th January 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."