QA Acquisition of The Training Foundation

NSAN is pleased to share with our network the news that provider member QA have announced their acquisition of The Training Foundation Limited, provider of one of the UK’s leading training accreditation programmes, TAP

TAP has been recognised twice, in 2005 and 2016, by the Queen's Award for Enterprise for ‘innovation in the quality assurance of learning and development’. In 2016, over 1,400 organisations employ more than 28,000 TAP-certified L&D professionals in over 30 countries. 

Nick Mitchell, Director of the Training Foundation, “I am delighted to announce the sale of The Training Foundation and its market leading training accreditation programme, TAP, to QA. Our strategy was to partner with the most powerful training provider in the UK in order to provide an opportunity to scale the business to reach more L&D teams. TAP will complement and extend QA’s current service offering to provide an enhanced portfolio of training products to both TTF’s and QA’s clients. QA has a history of successful acquisitions, so we feel that we are in extremely capable hands.” 

William Macpherson, CEO at QA states “The acquisition of TTF provides an opportunity for QA to widen its offering of leadership and management products into the L&D community. TAP will enable QA to serve and support L&D departments in management, consultancy, facilitation, programme design, e-learning and technical learning delivery methods. We are delighted to have acquired an organisation that is renowned and recognised, through its Queens Awards, for the quality and excellence of its training programmes.”

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