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Hello, I’m looking for some advice please. I need a learning and development qualification to sure up my experience. I’m looking at the following: TAP: Diploma in L&D Consultancy/ Management QCF (NVQ) - Level 4 Diploma in Learning and Development and Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

Note: CIPD has been discounted as too HR focused and my business is focused on helping companies with technical products. I could do with some competence/assessment qualification which leads me to QCF. But TAP seems straightforward and more business focused.

Being a one person company I would not be eligible for the TAP diploma in L&D QA. I am considering TAP and QCF Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement. Does anyone have any advice or experience with respect to the choice I need to make and how the decision has helped them or their business?

Thank you Abbie

4 Responses

  1. TAP

    We're the awarding body for TAP training courses, therefore, we'd highly recommend TAP training courses as we've had an opportunity to review them and believe them to be good quality courses.




    Rich Wootten

    The British Institute for Learning & Development

  2. TPMA

    Hi Abbie,

    I've taken the TPMA course from The Learning and Performance Institute (LPI).

    It's a qualification that's recognised globally but most popular in the UK. As a HR Manager I also know that a TPMA qualification is becoming a pre-requisite for many employers when interviewing L&D professionals looking to advance their careers.

    Plus I think it still includes one year free membership of the LPI 🙂 

    PS I don't work for LPI but I'm a member and they're great Institute.

    Hope that helps!

  3. TAP Training

    Hi Abbie.

    My previous post appears to have been mysteriously deleted!?

    I would recommend TAP as the methodology has won a 'Queen's Award for Innovation' and The Training Foundation works across all industries and sectors, with 40% of the Top 100 FTSE companies in the UK and with international organisations.

    Qualifications are awarded by the BILD and are skills-based and assessable.

    Kind regards,




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