Free to enter the Awards are open to employers in the UK and Ireland who can show how investing in training has directly improved their people and organisational performance.
The Princess Royal Training Awards
Training is at the core of every successful business. It allows you to recruit better staff, retain quality colleagues and future proof your talent pipeline.
It’s the investment that offers a return time and time again.
We are delighted to offer this prestigious award, in line with the City & Guilds values, to employers in the UK and Ireland who can prove that their outstanding training and skills development programmes have resulted in exceptional benefits for their business.
About the awards
The result is an award that highlights the range and quality of training that exists in industry.
How to apply
Find out how to structure your application and what types of evidence to supply.
Be inspired by the work of a community of professionals who invest in their most valuable asset – their people.
See more details about the organisations who received the standard as well as in-depth case studies from previous winners.
Who can enter?
The awards are open to all organisations in the UK and Ireland regardless of size and sector and are free to enter.
More than one application may be submitted for an organisation if it has introduced multiple training initiatives. Each training initiative must have resulted in different benefits for the business.
You can apply to revalidate your programme if it’s been three years or longer since you achieved the Award. Find out more about how to get revalidated.
Read more about the application process.
City & Guilds are professional and passionate about training on every level and we try our very best to follow their world class standard.
We are so delighted to be awarded a Princess Royal Training Award for our UK Apprenticeship programme. The assessment process was rigorous, yet rewarding as the assessment team really took the time to understand our business as well as the value our apprenticeships have brought.
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Help with your application
Our free workshops offer practical help and support to anyone thinking of applying for a Princess Royal Training Award and is a great way to meet other applicants.
Tea & chat sessions
These 30 minute sessions are designed to let you find out more about the Awards in an informal setting. Bring your brew and any questions you may have. No question is a silly question.
Telephone support / web chat
We offer one-on-one telephone and web chat support with a member of our team to help you complete your application. Fill in the telephone form or use the chat function on any page.
Application Support Resource
This page was designed to provides as much information, help and support as possible as you work your way through the application form.
I would encourage anyone thinking about applying, not to give up. Having attended the workshop this time last year, we were clearer on the evidence that we needed to have to re-apply and that made it easier for us second time round.
Achieving the Award shows that the business is sustainable and that the systems and processes we have in place are actually working.
About the awards
Learn more about the origins of the awards programme and who the team of assessors are.