How to apply

To be considered for a Princess Royal Training Award you need to fill in an application and provide evidence to support it.

Below you will find information about how to structure your application and what types of evidence to supply.

Preview the Application Planner

Applications for the Princess Royal Training Awards are currently closed, but you can register your interest to be notified when the Awards open for entry.

Applications open on 04 January 2021








How to apply

Once the applications open on 04 January 2021 you can begin your application using our online form. The online application form allows you to begin your application and return to it at any time. There is also an offline version of the application form and an Application Planner that you can use to draft your submission in Microsoft Word.

Everything will be available when you Register your interest / apply from 04 January 2021.

Video: Award recipients from four organisations discuss their experiences applying for the Awards.


Application Planner

We have created an Application Planner document to help you to plan your answers and get colleagues’ input, where appropriate. This document allows you to work on your answers to each question and once finalised you can copy and paste answers into the application form before submitting it. The Application Planner also contains useful information around the breakdown of criteria and examples of supporting evidence. You can preview the Application Planner now and we will send it to you once applications are open.

Before you start

To get the most out of your application, consider the following:

  • Which of your training, learning and development initiatives is the most outstanding?
  • What is the initiative and what is it meant to achieve?
  • How does the initiative encourage training best practice and how does it support the organisation?
  • How does the initiative help employees?
  • How does the initiative promote your organisation’s commitment to learning and skills development?

Thinking of applying? Have a look at the submission process to see what it entails.


Providing evidence

Your application is more likely to be successful if you provide supporting evidence for each of the three Hallmarks. Please note that the total evidence per Hallmark must not exceed:

  • one document/attachment per Hallmark (Parts 1 and 2)
  • 2MB and be no more than 500 words per attachment

If you are submitting your application by email, please include each evidence document as attachments to the email (one per Hallmark = 3 attachments max.).

Support available

We provide a range of support options throughout the application process including webinars, workshop sessions, one-to-one calls and email support.

Find out more about webinars and workshop sessions taking place near you.


Getting help with your application

We run workshops and webinars throughout the year in order to help applicants make the most of their applications.

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