The Princess Royal Training Awards

thomas paton

Milly Bones

Principal Consultant, Boost Awards

Entering The Princess Royal Training Awards 2020

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 an employer in the UK with an outstanding training and skills development programme and you can demonstrate exceptional commercial benefits for your business – The Princess Royal Training Awards could be the perfect award for you.

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. Read on to find out more.

 

Royal recognition

With a royal seal of approval, The Princess Royal Training Awards is supported by its President, HRH The Princess Royal, who is a keen advocate of skills development. 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, successful applicants are invited to receive their award at a high-profile award ceremony with previous awards being presented by HRH The Princess Royal at St James’ Palace.

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 250 learning and development professionals has led to recipients supporting each other and working together on future projects. 

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“As well as providing you with an excellent opportunity to reflect on what you have achieved through your investment in training, successful applicants are invited to receive their award at a high-profile award ceremony with previous awards being presented by HRH The Princess Royal at St James’ Palace.”

 

The entry process

With a robust and transparent entry process, The Princess Royal Training Awards also provides support and assistance at every step of the journey. From webinars and one-to-one advice and guidance over the phone, to its very popular free workshops Plus, applicants who attend one of these free support workshops can submit an early application for feedback from an assessor – ideal for helping to shape your final application. You can find out more about these 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 has become 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 opened on 2nd January 2020 and close on 31st March 2020.

Judging

After the initial application stage, if your entry meets the criteria you will host a site visit for the judges to allow them to hear more about your achievements. The Princess Royal Training Awards Commission make the final decision about which organisations meet the award’s standard of excellence.

 

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. 44 organisations achieved the standard for the programme in 2019, will 2020 be your year? Join the likes of the DVLA, Co-Op, The Royal Navy and GSK – 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.

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? Time to get the recognition it deserves!

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Should your organisation achieve The Princess Royal Training Awards standard, further special recognition can be given to organisations demonstrating their commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. 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.  

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“One of the unique elements to this award is that support doesn’t end at the ceremony. The Alumni network of more than 250 learning and development professionals has led to recipients supporting each other and working together on future projects.

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, webinars and 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. 

Milly

Useful links:
The Princess Royal Training Awards website https://www.princessroyaltrainingawards.com/
Details for the workshops and webinars https://www.princessroyaltrainingawards.com/how-to-apply/workshops-and-webinars/
Alumni network https://www.princessroyaltrainingawards.com/alumni/
Recipients 2019 https://www.princessroyaltrainingawards.com/2019-recipients/
Boost’s award writing services https://boost-awards.co.uk/ 

The Princess Royal Training Awards

thomas paton

Milly Bones

Principal Consultant, Boost Awards

Entering The Princess Royal Training Awards 2020

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 an employer in the UK with an outstanding training and skills development programme and you can demonstrate exceptional commercial benefits for your business – The Princess Royal Training Awards could be the perfect award for you.

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. Read on to find out more.

 

Royal recognition

 

With a royal seal of approval, The Princess Royal Training Awards is supported by its President, HRH The Princess Royal, who is a keen advocate of skills development. 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, successful applicants are invited to receive their award at a high-profile award ceremony with previous awards being presented by HRH The Princess Royal at St James’ Palace.

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 250 learning and development professionals has led to recipients supporting each other and working together on future projects. 

rita awards

“As well as providing you with an excellent opportunity to reflect on what you have achieved through your investment in training, successful applicants are invited to receive their award at a high-profile award ceremony with previous awards being presented by HRH The Princess Royal at St James’ Palace.”

 

The entry process

 

With a robust and transparent entry process, The Princess Royal Training Awards also provides support and assistance at every step of the journey. From webinars and one-to-one advice and guidance over the phone, to its very popular free workshops Plus, applicants who attend one of these free support workshops can submit an early application for feedback from an assessor – ideal for helping to shape your final application. You can find out more about these 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 has become 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 opened on 2nd January 2020 and close on 31st March 2020.

Judging

 

After the initial application stage, if your entry meets the criteria you will host a site visit for the judges to allow them to hear more about your achievements. The Princess Royal Training Awards Commission make the final decision about which organisations meet the award’s standard of excellence.

 

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. 44 organisations achieved the standard for the programme in 2019, will 2020 be your year? Join the likes of the DVLA, Co-Op, The Royal Navy and GSK – 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.

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? Time to get the recognition it deserves!

Equality, diversity and inclusion

 

Should your organisation achieve The Princess Royal Training Awards standard, further special recognition can be given to organisations demonstrating their commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. 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.  

rita awards

“One of the unique elements to this award is that support doesn’t end at the ceremony. The Alumni network of more than 250 learning and development professionals has led to recipients supporting each other and working together on future projects.

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, webinars and 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. 

Milly

Useful links:
The Princess Royal Training Awards website https://www.princessroyaltrainingawards.com/
Details for the workshops and webinars https://www.princessroyaltrainingawards.com/how-to-apply/workshops-and-webinars/
Alumni network https://www.princessroyaltrainingawards.com/alumni/
Recipients 2019 https://www.princessroyaltrainingawards.com/2019-recipients/
Boost’s award writing services https://boost-awards.co.uk/

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