BILD to award TAP Qualifications
Holders of BILD TAP qualifications to benefit from one year’s introductory membership at no extra cost.
Learning and development professionals who successfully complete their course of study with The Training Foundation will now able to opt for the award of a TAP Qualification from the British Institute for Learning and Development (The BILD). Additionally, those opting for BILD TAP awards will automatically qualify for their first year’s membership of the Institute free.
Membership applicants holding TAP qualifications from other Awarding Bodies already benefit from discounted introductory membership rates across all four BILD member grades of affiliate, associate, member and fellow.
Ron Mackrell, Director of the TAP Partners Programme, emphasised that the move is designed to offer greater flexibility and freedom-of-choice to delegates seeking an alternative to existing TAP awarding bodies.
“Feedback suggests that BILD TAP awards will have a broad appeal across the spectrum of learning and development. The Training Foundation will continue to offer TAP qualifications from established awarding bodies, each of which has its own specialist niche.”
Jack Wills, Chair of the BILD, says the extension of the partnership with The Training Foundation comes at a significant point as the organisation seeks to extend its reach and influence. “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 new development will support our drive to swell membership numbers, which is a vital part of our strategy.”
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