Search for courses


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.

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

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's included in the course?

  • Pre-course work
  • Evening work
  • Assessment

Next steps

  • Assessor Verification for Assessing TAP Delivery (online)
  • 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 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

Sign up to receive your free quarterly copy of the 'Seasons of TAP' magazine in the post:

Sign up now

Prefer by email?