Institute of IT Training

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Learning & Performance Institute (formally The Institute of IT Training)
Industry Training
Headquarters UK
Area served
UK and Europe
Key people
Donald Taylor, Edmond Monk, Colin Steed
Website LPI
Training Professional
Training 2010
IT Training Awards

The Learning & Performance Institute (LPI) (formally The Institute of IT Training (IITT)) is a self-governing, not-for-profit professional body for training professionals. It was established in 1995 and since then has grown on an annual basis. In February 2010 the Institute completed a management buyout from membership and research organisation, the National Computing Centre and is now a self-governing body.[1]

Today, the Institute has over 3,000 individual members and 400 accredited corporate members.[2]


Professional Standards[edit]

The LPI exists to continuously raise standards of professionalism within the training industry.[3]

Through a range of membership, certification, accreditation, events and bespoke consultancy services, the Institute focuses on enhancing and recognising the skills and professional status of individuals and organisations engaged in training activities, and assessing the quality of training services.

An independent view[edit]

The LPI is a self-governing, objective body and as such is able to adopt an impartial viewpoint to monitoring benchmarks of excellence and standards against which it can measure the performance of training professionals.


The LPI provides various levels of individual membership for training professionals. The level of membership afforded to an individual is dependent on their level of experience, skills and qualifications gained in the Learning and Development industry.

LPI membership carries postal-nominal letters which vary depending on the level of membership.


Organisations and Training Providers receive accreditation to demonstrate that they meet the Institute’s standards of excellence in the implementation and delivery of training services. As part of accreditation the Institute works with accredited companies to monitor their performance and ensure that they are continually raising industry standards.

The majority of the Top 50 training companies (according to IT Training Magazine) are accredited by the Institute.[4]


The LPI provides trainers with the opportunity to become professionally recognised through their TPMA (Trainer Performance Monitoring & Assessment) service. Becoming an "LPI Certified Trainer" confirms a trainer's ability to deliver structured, engaging and effective learning interventions. Trainers may then go on to achieve their "LPI Certified Assessor" certificate enabling them to monitor and assess fellow trainers. Organisations can become TPMA Centres and create an additional revenue stream through the delivery of TPMA "Train The Trainer" style courses to external clients. For further information please contact the LPI directly on +44 (0)845 0068858.

Learning Live - The National Training Conference and Exhibition[edit]

The LearningLive LEARNING LIVE is an annual event usually held in mid September. The event has received outstanding feedback and has certainly left its mark on workplaced learning with the launch of new services such as the LPI's Capability Map ( The conference is designed to cater for corporate and commercial trainers, training managers, Learning & Development managers and Human Resource managers.

The Learning Awards[edit]

The Learning Awards are hosted by the LPI on an annual basis. The awards recognise outstanding examples of high standards, best practice, innovation and excellence in Learning and Development.[5]

The Awards are held each year in February and current details may be found here