TAP qualifications for L&D professionals
The Training Foundation operates the UK’s leading Professional qualifications programme for learning and development professionals. Some 1,900 L&D specialists visit our training centres at the University of Warwick Science Park in Coventry, England each year. Around the same number attend closed, in-company courses facilitated by a Foundation consultant. In total, more than 23,000 since 1998.
Uniquely recognised by a Queen’s award for Enterprise Innovation in 2005, the TAP Programme is the best choice for L&D practitioners, whether employed by an external training provider, an internal L&D function, or as a freelance.
All TAP Qualifications are aligned with the relevant National Occupational Standards, published by Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK) and now managed by the LSIS. Also, the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (ibstpi): TAP qualifications carry international credibility.
Are TAP Qualifications valued?
They certainly are - from both an academic and a commercial perspective.
Academic recognition: All TAP Certificates and Diplomas have been assessed by a leading UK University as at Higher Education Levels 4 and 5.
Commercial recognition: Qualifications are only any real use if they are recognised and valued by employers and customers! Since more than 1,300 organisations are using TAP methodologies in their training provision, L&D professionals with a TAP Qualification are highly sought after. Just search on 'TAP trainer vacancies' and compare the results with any other training certification...
Much more information is available on the TAP website.
- Employee engagement
- The TAP Learning System
- L&D Standards
- The TAP Survey Report
- TAP qualifications for L&D professionals
- The TAP Partners Programme
- Trainer assessment service
- L&D health-check service
For further details on TAP qualifications and courses, visit
More trainers have achieved
e-Learning qualifications under the TAP Learning System than any other European qualification
To optimise learning, all TAP courses have small group sizes, in most cases no more than 6, never more than 8