The Submission Process

The 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.

The Submission Process In Detail

Princess Royal Training Awards Application Timeline

What does the online application involve?

The online application is made up of two sections:

  1. The first section is written by the applicant
  2. 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.

Achieving this award means the complete endorsement of what we thought we were doing right, of the materials we delivered, and of the fact that what we delivered made a difference.
Steven James

The Donkey Sanctuary

Online 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 see our eligibility flowchart to check if you are eligible to apply for an Award.

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

Supporting statement

The supporting statement, or endorsement, needs to be completed by a member of the organisation’s senior management, such as a Chief Executive, Director or Senior Manager.

The statement should support the application by confirming that the initiative has contributed to the success of the business.

Submit a draft

We are offering applicants the chance to submit a draft of their application for some initial feedback. If you draft responses to the questions in the three hallmark sections, an Assessor will provide some feedback which you can then implement before submitting your final application.

Assistance with your application

We offer one-to-one support to all applicants throughout the application process. Please contact us via webchat, via email or on 07710 096 006 if you require further support.

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 speak to 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.

We are delighted that Caring Homes has been recognised for this award. The assessment was extremely thorough and everyone involved should be very proud of the achievement. We truly have delivered on the criteria set for these awards and our residents are benefiting hugely from all the great work that has resulted from the training.
Liz Willis

Caring Homes Group

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)

See the full list of Frequently Asked Questions on the Application Support Resources page.

Register your interest

Register your interest and we will send you a link to the application form once the Awards are open for entry. If you register whilst applications are open we will send a link to the form immediately.

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