The Training Foundation forges membership alliance with the British Institute for Learning and Development

The Training Foundation forges membership alliance                                                               with the British Institute for Learning and Development

The Training Foundation has joined forces with The British Institute for Learning and Development (the BILD, formerly the British Learning Association) to offer preferential introductory membership terms to applicants who hold a qualification under the TAP Learning System’s skills programme.

“This development signals the BILD’s strong commitment to promoting high standards of professionalism across the learning and development sector and is a further indication of the growing recognition of TAP as the national training standard of choice,” comments Adrian Snook, Deputy Chief Executive of The Training Foundation.  “We are looking forward to supporting the BILD’s aspiration to be the leading professional association for all individuals in learning and development roles.”

TAP qualified applicants will benefit from preferential introductory rates across all four membership categories announced by the BILD in July: affiliate, associate, member and fellow.

Jack Wills, Chair of the BILD, says the partnership with The Training Foundation comes at a significant point as the organisation seeks to extend its reach and influence under its newly acquired Institute status. “One of our core remits is to promote best practice by encouraging all L&D specialists to pursue formally recognised professional development qualifications.  As an award-winning, leading provider of professional development to many thousands of trainers in public and private organisations, The Training Foundation has a natural synergy with our own aims."

“This alliance will enhance our credibility as an Institute, as well as support our drive to swell membership numbers, which is a vital part of our strategy.”

For further information about preferential introductory membership terms for TAP qualified applicants please visit

Media contacts:
For The Training Foundation; Sue Langmead +44 (0)7764 683936
For BILD, Sarah Wills +44 (0)117 9596517