About the British Institute for Learning & Development (The BILD)

Be Excellent, Be Recognised

The British Institute for Learning & Development ® is a registered charity: 328229

Our Vision

To professionalise the Learning & Development industry and to achieve excellence and recognition in Learning and Development profession.

Our Mission

To support the development and success of our members, the BILD will:

  • Recognise
    • Professional status of individual members through membership grades, aligned to TAP qualifications.
  • Represent
    • Members’ interests through the formulation of policies and standards associated with the learning and development industry.
    • The interests and reputation of Learning and Development professionals nationally and globally.
  • Respond by providing:
    • A valued range of membership services.
    • Opportunities for continuous professional development (CPD).
    • Leadership and support to drive excellence and professionalism in Learning and Development.

TAP – The Training Accreditation Programme

The Training Accreditation Programme (TAP) has been focused on professionalising Learning & Development, at both function and individual practitioner levels, since 1998.

Much more than a ‘train the trainer’ programme, TAP was recognised by a Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation in 2005. It is now an international standard, with some 1,400 organisations employing 27,000+ TAP-certified trainers in more than 30 Countries.

The Training Foundation is a leading provider of Learning and Development Qualifications.

Job and Career Success

5 Top Tips to get ahead of the game

Driven by new technology, increased competition and customer choice and the relentless pace of change, the business world and workplace is changing – and fast.

The things that helped people to job and career success in the past have long gone – no one should expect a ‘job for life’ any more. The stakes have changed.



The new age of exploration

The rise of instruction

From the earliest days of computer-assisted learning, way back in the mid 1970s, the dominant teaching strategy has been instruction. So dominant in fact, that those tasked with devising and assembling technology-based learning solutions have been called instructional designers ever since. As a result, it is easy to believe that there is only one valid approach to teaching on a computer and instruction is it.