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This course gives organisations the opportunity to objectively assess needs analysis, the design of face-to-face and online events and evaluation reports, based upon the TAP methodologies.

Who is it for?

The course is designed for L&D Professionals who have been designated to carry out regular assessment of in-house design as part of their quality assurance or are required to manage outsourced design projects.

What the delegates will learn

  • To assess their organisation's learning needs analysis, design and evaluation processes against the TAP design methodology
  • To give feedback to assessed trainers

What's included in the course?

  • Pre-course work
  • Evening work
  • Assessment

Next steps

  • Assessing TAP Design
  • The certificate's one-year expiry date maintains TAP's quality assurance procedures and ensures that TAP Accreditation remains dynamic and current. Recertification is via online submission of a work-based assessment.


Delegates are required to hold a TAP Certificates in Learning Needs Analysis and Design.

The Organisation must employ a minimum of four L&D personnel holding valid TAP Certification or have made a commitment to a TAP Certification by way of booking relevant under-pinning TAP Certificates



  • a needs analysis report
  • resources for a classroom course and one of its sessions
  • an evaluation report based on a given case study to TAP assessor design standards

The final assessment is via online submissions


Session 1: Introduction to assessing

In this session, we consider:

  • The benefits to the organisation, the assessor and the assessee
  • What to do before, during and after and assessment

Session 2: Assessing the needs analysis

In this session, we will:

  • Review the needs analysis process from an assessor’s perspective
  • Discuss evidence required for assessment purposes
  • Practise applying the criteria by assessing a sample needs analysis report
  • Discuss recommendations / findings

Session 3: Assessing the principles of learning design

In this session, we will:

  • Discuss the evidence required for assessing the principles of learning design from an assessor’s perspective
  • Practise applying the criteria by assessing a sample classroom course design and associated online learning module
  • Discuss recommendations / findings

Session 4: Assessing resources

In this session, we will:

  • Discuss the evidence required for assessing resources
  • Practise applying the criteria by assessing sample resources
  • Discuss recommendations / findings

Special Notices

Delegates must agree to the Code of Practice for TAP Certified Training Design Assessors and return the signed Code of Practice agreement form

Course Dates

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