TAP Qualifications

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Testimonials

Visual Impact

Interesting, entertaining, energetic, well trained. Thank you very much for this creative opportunity.

Epsom & St Helier NHS

3rd March 2017

Visual Impact

Extremely creative, fun and offered a wealth of knowledge. Neil was excellent, affable, approachable and knowledgeable. Made the learning very enjoyable in a relaxed atmosphere.

Epsom & St Helier NHS

3rd March 2017

Visual Impact

Very enlightening. There are so many design options I'd never considered and small changes can make a huge impact. Fidessa slides should be far more interesting in the future. Laura was very enthusiastic, a very talented individual with a great eye for design. I learnt a lot from her. Thank you!

Fidessa

7th October 2016

Visual Impact

Informative and thought provoking. I can improve my visual impact! Laura is very knowledgeable and willing to share hints and tips. I hope I will be able to attend lots more courses like this. Thank you.

HSBC

12th August 2016

Visual Impact

It was my first ever experience of the TAP training and would recommend to all my colleagues. Trainer had us all engaged and fully enjoyed the experience and have taken lots away to implement. Thank you

Volkswagen Group

15th June 2016

Visual Impact

This is one of the most enjoyable and informative training events I have ever attended and will benefit me enormously. Laura was superb throughout!

British Transport Police

15th June 2016

Visual Impact

Very interesting, engaging, intriguing, thought provoking. Laura was excellent, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic clearing has a passion for the subject. Thank you for a great course and your enthusiasm

HSBC

20th April 2016

Visual Impact

Thank you so much. Excellent course. I learned so much. I will be re-aligning all my PowerPoints!!

Student Loans Company

18th March 2016

Visual Impact

More than I expected and really enjoyed the two days. Massive thank you to Neil and the team for making my first visit to TAP enjoyable

Vanquis Bank

4th September 2015

Visual Impact

Thank you for a brilliant course. I am taking away some very valuable new skills and feel much more confident in being able to create presentations. Really enjoyed the two days and learnt a lot, excellent

Visa Europe

4th September 2015

 

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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."