The Submission ProcessThe submission process for the Princess Royal Training Awards consists of an online application and a validation visit from an Assessor.
Once your written application has been submitted, our Assessors will shortlist organisations who will be selected to undertake a virtual assessment visit.
What does the online application involve?
The online application is made up of two sections:
- The first section is written by the applicant
- The second section is a short statement by the organisation’s senior management, supporting the application
The Three Hallmarks will be used to evaluate applications. These are a set of standards and criteria which applicants should use as guides when completing their application.
The application form is available for you to apply online. Applications are free of charge, and can be made by individuals from UK-based organisations of all sizes and from all sectors (public, private and not-for-profit). We also allow applications from group-led training organisations and organisations providing learning and development opportunities for specific groups of individuals with whom they has a definitive contractual business relationship e.g. franchise holders. Please contact us to find out more information on our eligibility criteria.
Applications should demonstrate how the organisation’s learning and development initiative has resulted in a positive impact on the organisation. It needs to include:
- How the organisation’s strategy for improvement is supported by its commitment to training/ learning and development
- How the training programme is effectively managed to match the needs of individuals, and how it is cost effective
- How the initiative has sustainably supported the growth of the organisation and its employees
The statement should support the application by confirming that the initiative has contributed to the success of the business.
Submit a draft
New this year we are offering applicants the chance to submit a draft of their application for some initial feedback. If you can get a draft of your application to us by 1 March an Assessor will provide some feedback which you can then implement before submitting your final application.
Assistance with your application
What does the validation visit involve?
If the written application meets the three Hallmarks, the next stage of the process is a virtual visit from the Assessor Team to interview employees, management and learners about the training initiative and its success.
The validation visit is an informal chance for organisations to expand on the information from their applications.
The Three Hallmarks will be used to guide the Assessors’ evaluation.
As the applicant, you will need to:
- Host the virtual visit, ensuring that learners, staff and senior management are available to speak to the Assessor. The validation visit will last between two and two and a half hours
- Give a short presentation about the training programme (up to 10 minutes)
- Provide any supporting documents that were requested in advance of the visit
Your presentation should include:
- What the training programme is
- How the programme is run
- Who is involved in the initiative
- What its outcomes are
- How it contributes to your organisation’s business success
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Register your interest / apply
Applications are currently open. You can register your interest / begin your application now.