The Princess Royal Training Awards

rebecca carpenter

Rebecca Carpenter

Managing Consultant, Boost Awards

Applying for a Princess Royal Training Award in 2022

As one of the highest profile learning awards in the calendar, The Princess Royal Training Awards honour employers in the UK who have created outstanding training and skills development programmes. Recognising the pivotal role that learning and development plays in every successful business, this prestigious award seeks to highlight the range and quality of training that exists in industry.

So if you’re a small, medium or large employer in the UK with an outstanding training and skills development programme and you can demonstrate exceptional benefits for your business – The Princess Royal Training Awards could be the perfect award for you.

Has training become more important to your organisation than ever over the past 18 months? Have you used learning and development to create positive impact for your business as you emerge from the pandemic? Perhaps you’ve developed a training programme to help your employees combat mental health challenges? Or your apprentices have become the lifeblood of your business? Have you harnessed training to address a skills gap in an important sector? Or created learning opportunities for people who are usually hard to reach? These are the perfect awards to showcase your achievements and gain royal recognition. You don’t even have to compete against other organisations in order to get the award, you just have to show that you are meeting the award standard through your training, learning and development programmes. Read on to find out more.

 

Royal recognition

With a royal seal of approval, The Princess Royal Training Awards are supported by HRH The Princess Royal, President of The City and Guilds of London Institute which is responsible for delivering the awards. With employers up and down the country investing in up-skilling and empowering their teams, these awards give them a high-profile platform to showcase their achievements.

As well as providing you with an excellent opportunity to reflect on what you have achieved through your investment in training, award recipients usually receive their award at a high-profile award ceremony. In previous years this has been presented by HRH The Princess Royal. 

Promote your win to customers and colleagues alike with use of the awards logo in your communications – and join the ranks of previous winners in the Princess Royal Training Awards Alumni, providing access to a network of award holders. This community of more than 450 learning and development professionals has led to recipients supporting each other and working together to create more commercial impact on future projects. 

Princess Royal Training Awards 2021 Recipients

“Join the likes of Barclays, IBM, Dermalogica and Mini Me Yoga – simply prove that your outstanding training and skills development programmes have resulted in exceptional benefits for your organisation and you could be picking up an award later this year.

The entry process

With a robust and transparent entry process, The Princess Royal Training Awards also provide support and assistance at every step of the journey. From one-to-one advice and guidance over the phone, asking questions via webchat through to the very popular virtual workshops the team provides support throughout the application process. Plus in 2022 applicants can submit an early application for some initial feedback from an assessor – ideal for helping to shape your final application and to make sure that you’re on the right track. You can find out more about these support options here.

The application itself focusses on three ‘Hallmarks of Excellence’, ensuring each application is assessed against the same standards. A successful application will demonstrate how your learning and development initiative has resulted in a positive impact for your organisation. Winning applications will demonstrate:

    • Why training or learning and development is integral to your organisation.
    • How your programme is designed and delivered effectively and efficiently?
    • What impact the programme has had on the success of your organisation and your people?

The awards are completely free to enter and are open to organisations of all sizes from all sectors in the UK. They are delivered by the City & Guilds Foundation.

Ready to enter? What are you waiting for? There’s no fees to enter and applications open on 4th January 2022 and close on 31st March 2022.

Judging

After the initial application stage, if your entry meets the criteria you will host a virtual visit with an assessor to allow them to hear more about your achievements. Assessors will then present their recommendations to HRH The Princess Royal for her approval.

 

Hall of fame

Previous winners include businesses from all shapes and sizes, from global multinationals to a small family businesses, much-loved UK retailers to charities offering volunteering and peer mentoring support. 46 organisations achieved 48 awards in 2021, will 2022 be your year? Join the likes of Barclays, IBM, Dermalogica and Mini Me Yoga – simply prove that your outstanding training and skills development programmes have resulted in exceptional benefits for your organisation and you could be picking up an award later this year.

Previous winners have reported benefits including increased financial investment and reduction in employee turnover. Perhaps you’ve witnessed an increase in morale and productivity following an investment in your people? Or retention and profits rocketed after a new development programme was introduced? After a time like no other, it may be the year to get the recognition you deserve!

Inclusion and diversity

Should your organisation achieve The Princess Royal Training Awards standard, further special recognition can be given to organisations demonstrating their commitment to inclusion and diversity. This will be assessed through your application and submission of supporting evidence. To be considered for a special commendation, you must provide the evidence to show how your training is as accessible to all your people as possible and how you are making your people feel valued and included. All of the details for this can be found in the application section Hallmark two, part one.  

Training providers

Are you a private training provider, university, school or college that delivers training to a third party? If you provide training to your own staff and can prove the impact of this back to your organisation then you are eligible to apply for an award. Or you can encourage an organisation you work with to apply for an Award. New this year, they can acknowledge you as the provider of training they work with to deliver their training and if their application is successful, we will also recognise you. 

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“One of the unique elements to this award is that support doesn’t end when you achieve the award. The Alumni network of more than 450 learning and development professionals has led to recipients supporting each other and working together on future projects.

Click to watch – What achieving a Princess Royal Training Award means for IBM.
IBM Foundation Managers Joel Thomas and Kelly Markwick talk about the benefits of achieving a 2021 award for their intern programme.

Next steps 

So it is probably clear by now that we love these awards. Not only are they prestigious and a great way of achieving royal recognition, but incredibly they are completely free to enter. The scheme is transparent and robust with its entry process and judging, and the fact they provide telephone support and virtual workshops where you can receive feedback prior to your final entry is exceptional within the awards industry.

It’s sometimes difficult to know where to start when it comes to writing any awards submission, but don’t panic! As well as the extensive range of support options available from the organisers, my advice is to be sure to tell your story and back up your claims with evidence. Don’t forget to talk to lots of people at all levels in your organisation to find out what impact your learning programme had on them. A great story will grab the attention of the judges, but a well-evidenced one will be sure to keep it!

I wish you the best of luck with your entry. 

Becki

Useful links:
The Princess Royal Training Awards website https://www.princessroyaltrainingawards.com/
Details for the workshops and webinars https://www.princessroyaltrainingawards.com/help-and-support/
Alumni network https://www.princessroyaltrainingawards.com/alumni/
Recipients 2021 https://www.princessroyaltrainingawards.com/2021-recipients/
Boost’s award writing services https://boost-awards.co.uk/ 

The Princess Royal Training Awards

rebecca carpenter

Rebecca Carpenter

Managing Consultant, Boost Awards

Applying for a Princess Royal Training Award in 2022

As one of the highest profile learning awards in the calendar, The Princess Royal Training Awards honour employers in the UK who have created outstanding training and skills development programmes. Recognising the pivotal role that learning and development plays in every successful business, this prestigious award seeks to highlight the range and quality of training that exists in industry.

So if you’re a small, medium or large employer in the UK with an outstanding training and skills development programme and you can demonstrate exceptional benefits for your business – The Princess Royal Training Awards could be the perfect award for you.

Has training become more important to your organisation than ever over the past 18 months? Have you used learning and development to create positive impact for your business as you emerge from the pandemic? Perhaps you’ve developed a training programme to help your employees combat mental health challenges? Or your apprentices have become the lifeblood of your business? Have you harnessed training to address a skills gap in an important sector? Or created learning opportunities for people who are usually hard to reach? These are the perfect awards to showcase your achievements and gain royal recognition. You don’t even have to compete against other organisations in order to get the award, you just have to show that you are meeting the award standard through your training, learning and development programmes. Read on to find out more.

Princess Royal Training Awards 2021 Recipients

“Join the likes of Barclays, IBM, Dermalogica and Mini Me Yoga – simply prove that your outstanding training and skills development programmes have resulted in exceptional benefits for your organisation and you could be picking up an award later this year.”

 

Royal recognition

 

With a royal seal of approval, The Princess Royal Training Awards are supported by HRH The Princess Royal, President of The City and Guilds of London Institute which is responsible for delivering the awards. With employers up and down the country investing in up-skilling and empowering their teams, these awards give them a high-profile platform to showcase their achievements.

As well as providing you with an excellent opportunity to reflect on what you have achieved through your investment in training, award recipients usually receive their award at a high-profile award ceremony. In previous years this has been presented by HRH The Princess Royal. 

Promote your win to customers and colleagues alike with use of the awards logo in your communications – and join the ranks of previous winners in the Princess Royal Training Awards Alumni, providing access to a network of award holders. This community of more than 450 learning and development professionals has led to recipients supporting each other and working together to create more commercial impact on future projects. 

The entry process

 

With a robust and transparent entry process, The Princess Royal Training Awards also provide support and assistance at every step of the journey. From one-to-one advice and guidance over the phone, asking questions via webchat through to the very popular virtual workshops the team provides support throughout the application process. Plus in 2022 applicants can submit an early application for some initial feedback from an assessor – ideal for helping to shape your final application and to make sure that you’re on the right track. You can find out more about these support options here.

The application itself focusses on three ‘Hallmarks of Excellence’, ensuring each application is assessed against the same standards. A successful application will demonstrate how your learning and development initiative has resulted in a positive impact for your organisation. Winning applications will demonstrate:

  • Why training or learning and development is integral to your organisation.
  • How your programme is designed and delivered effectively and efficiently?
  • What impact the programme has had on the success of your organisation and your people?

The awards are completely free to enter and are open to organisations of all sizes from all sectors in the UK. They are delivered by the City & Guilds Foundation.

Ready to enter? What are you waiting for? There’s no fees to enter and applications open on 4th January 2022 and close on 31st March 2022.

Judging

 

After the initial application stage, if your entry meets the criteria you will host a virtual visit with an assessor to allow them to hear more about your achievements. Assessors will then present their recommendations to HRH The Princess Royal for her approval.

 

Hall of fame

 

Previous winners include businesses from all shapes and sizes, from global multinationals to a small family businesses, much-loved UK retailers to charities offering volunteering and peer mentoring support. 46 organisations achieved 48 awards in 2021, will 2022 be your year? Join the likes of Barclays, IBM, Dermalogica and Mini Me Yoga – simply prove that your outstanding training and skills development programmes have resulted in exceptional benefits for your organisation and you could be picking up an award later this year.

Previous winners have reported benefits including increased financial investment and reduction in employee turnover. Perhaps you’ve witnessed an increase in morale and productivity following an investment in your people? Or retention and profits rocketed after a new development programme was introduced? After a time like no other, it may be the year to get the recognition you deserve!

rita awards

“One of the unique elements to this award is that support doesn’t end when you achieve the award. The Alumni network of more than 450 learning and development professionals has led to recipients supporting each other and working together on future projects.

Inclusion and diversity

 

Should your organisation achieve The Princess Royal Training Awards standard, further special recognition can be given to organisations demonstrating their commitment to inclusion and diversity. This will be assessed through your application and submission of supporting evidence. To be considered for a special commendation, you must provide the evidence to show how your training is as accessible to all your people as possible and how you are making your people feel valued and included. All of the details for this can be found in the application section Hallmark two, part one.   

Click to watch – What achieving a Princess Royal Training Award means for IBM.
IBM Foundation Managers Joel Thomas and Kelly Markwick talk about the benefits of achieving a 2021 award for their intern programme.

Training providers

 

Are you a private training provider, university, school or college that delivers training to a third party? If you provide training to your own staff and can prove the impact of this back to your organisation then you are eligible to apply for an award. Or you can encourage an organisation you work with to apply for an Award. New this year, they can acknowledge you as the provider of training they work with to deliver their training and if their application is successful, we will also recognise you

Next steps

 

So it is probably clear by now that we love these awards. Not only are they prestigious and a great way of achieving royal recognition, but incredibly they are completely free to enter. The scheme is transparent and robust with its entry process and judging, and the fact they provide telephone support and virtual workshops where you can receive feedback prior to your final entry is exceptional within the awards industry.

It’s sometimes difficult to know where to start when it comes to writing any awards submission, but don’t panic! As well as the extensive range of support options available from the organisers, my advice is to be sure to tell your story and back up your claims with evidence. Don’t forget to talk to lots of people at all levels in your organisation to find out what impact your learning programme had on them. A great story will grab the attention of the judges, but a well-evidenced one will be sure to keep it!

I wish you the best of luck with your entry. 

Becki

Useful links:
The Princess Royal Training Awards website https://www.princessroyaltrainingawards.com/
Details for the workshops and webinars https://www.princessroyaltrainingawards.com/help-and-support/
Alumni network https://www.princessroyaltrainingawards.com/alumni/
Recipients 2021 https://www.princessroyaltrainingawards.com/2021-recipients/
Boost’s award writing services https://boost-awards.co.uk/ 

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