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.

New for 2021: Application Support Resource

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 03 January 2022








How to apply

Once you register your interest we will send you an online application form once the awards open for entry. The online form allows you to begin your application and return to it at any time using the unique link we send you.

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


Application Support Resource page

The new application support resource page has been created to provide as much information, help and support as possible as you work your way through the application form. You can click through from the application form at if you need assistance or more information on a particular question, or you can read it on its own to familarise yourself with the form.

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 virtual workshop sessions, one-to-one calls and email support. 

In 2021 we began offering the chance to submit an early draft of your application for some feedback. If you can get a draft version of your application to us by 1 March, an Assessor will provide some feedback which you can implement into your final application.

Find out more about  the virtual workshop sessions.


Getting help with your application

 We run virtual workshops and one-to-one calls in order to help applicants make the most of their applications.

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