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Why Join the British Institute for Learning and Development?

The British Institute for Learning and Development has adopted the mantra – Be Excellent, Be Recognised.

So why join the British Institute for Learning and Development?

– To Be Recognised.

The BILD recognises your devotion to your profession. All members of the BILD go through an application process. This is designed so that our membership committee can review your background, qualifications and experience, and award you a membership grade that you deserve and award you the post-nominal according to your membership grade.

Membership grades are:

  • Associate (post-nominal – ABILD)
  • Certified Trainer (post-nominal – BILDCT)
  • Member (post-nominal – MBILD)
  • Fellow (post-nominal – FBILD)

We also have an Affiliate grade (no post-nominal)

– To Be Excellent.

The BILD organises 6 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) days per year, as well as a number of webinars. All of the CPD days and webinars are aimed at improving you as a professional and giving you insight in to other areas of L&D that you may not have experience with.

All of our CPD events and webinars are *FREE* to members.

The Process:

The process for joining the BILD is quite simple – Download one of the application documents at the bottom of this page and send it to
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The cost of joining the BILD is as follows:

  • Affiliate – £80
  • BILDCT – £120
  • ABILD – £120
  • MBILD – £130
  • FBILD – £140

The cost for international members is £80 which reflects that international members are unable to attend any of our CPD events.

To find out which level of membership you qualify for, please call 0117 9856949 or email
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Companies can also join and Be Recognised – Organisational members can display our logo on their website.

The cost of joining as an organisation is as follows:

  • For 3 members £390
  • For 5 members £520
  • For 6 or more members the cost is £520 for the first 5 members and £45 for each member thereafter.

For more information on Corporate membership please click HERE


Members Benefits:

We have a number of membership benefits and these are listed HERE

Joining fees are £40 for individual members and £45 for companies. All prices quoted here are exclusive of VAT.


Below is a list of qualifications that the BILD currently accept. This is not an exhaustive list and many other qualfications are accepted. If you hold a qualification that is not listed please contact Download attachments:

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