important information regarding membership of the bild

  • Important Information Regarding membership of the BILD

    Dear Members

    For a number of years the BILD has had a relationship with the Training Foundation and we have been impressed by the speed with which the TAP Programme has been adopted by employers across all strands of the private and public sectors. Today, there are more than 25,000 TAP-Certified L&D practitioners employed in more than 1,400 UK organisations and others in 32 countries.

    The Board of the BILD has reached the conclusion that the TAP Programme now enables the Institute to move towards its key objective of professionalising a career in L&D. Today, at the World of Learning exhibition, the British Institute for Learning & Development was pleased to announce a deeper relationship with The Training Foundation.

    This relationship is a great step forward for the industry, it has long been a passion of the BILD to have the industry properly recognised as a true profession and now by ensuring that future members of the BILD have invested in a high standard of education we can boast that claim.

    In order to better professionalise the learning and development industry we will now insure that from the 1st October 2015 all new applicants will need to first hold a TAP qualification. This enables us to guarantee that our members are qualified to a very high and consistent standard.

    What does this mean to you, our current members?

    Your membership and membership level of the BILD will not change, and this is great news for you, because as a result of this relationship we can now offer the following:

    1.       Reduced Annual membership fees

    From the 1st Oct these are now reduced from

    • £120 to £40 for Associates
    • £130 to £50 for Members
    • £140 to £60 for Fellows

    We have now taken away the International membership, so there will be no difference in Membership between UK members and International members.

    2.       Sustain the Institute

    As a result of this new relationship we are able to ensure the Institute’s growth for years to come, so there will always be a champion for L&D professionals.

    3.       Discounted access to TAP Qualifications

    In order to ensure that you can continue to develop professionally we have secured a 50% discount on TAP qualification from the Training Foundation.


    In summary your membership and level will not change as long as you remain a member of the BILD, we have ensured the BILD will be here for many years to come, the cost of membership of the BILD has almost halved and you will be able to get huge discounts off TAP courses.

    We believe that this is excellent news for the institute and we are proud to partner with the Training Foundation.

    Yours sincerely,

    David Apparicio, Chairman, British Institute for Learning & Development

    Rich Wootten, Business Manager, British Institute for Learning & Development

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