Award Application

"Training and Development" Award

Please read the guidance notes below before answering the questions in the application form.

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Guidance Notes for Completing Your Application

Read the eligibility criteria carefully to make sure that you can apply for a category. You will find this on the online application form.

Read all the questions carefully.

There are no word limits on the questions, so you can write as much or as little as you want. But keep your submission concise and only include relevant information that directly supports your entry.

It is not a grammar test – don’t worry about how good your writing skills are – just concentrate on getting your points across.

Use bullet points if that makes it easier for you.

Try not to use jargon – the judges may not know what it means.

Use examples to demonstrate your claims. The use of relevant statistics can also help to highlight your achievements.

The judges are looking for evidence of your passion and enthusiasm, as well as your financial or operational or technical achievements.

Get someone else to read the application before you submit it to make sure you haven’t missed any relevant points.

Don't leave it to the last minute to start your application.

Don’t assume that you cannot win because other companies will have a stronger application than you. Trust yourself, be confident and apply.

You have nothing to lose.


This Award is open to any organisation based in Fife that can demonstrate that training and developing staff is a pivotal part of its business planning and performance management. It can be a specific programme aimed at a particular group of workers (i.e. apprenticeships or leadership) or it can be your general approach to training/retraining to ensure your skills profile always matches your operational needs.

This Award is not open to any organisation whose principal activity is promoting training and development or advising, training, or consulting others on it.

Tell us about your organisation

Tell us why you should win

Your online application should show how you design and implement your training and development programmes/projects with well-defined and measurable benefits in mind for the organisation and the trainees. You will demonstrate how you find creative ways to overcome budgetary or operational constraints and innovative approaches that encourage prominent levels of employee participation. You will show you carefully measure results and incorporate this into the design of future programmes. You will demonstrate that you have a clear plan to meet your future skills needs.

With that in mind, tell us about training and development in your organisation and why you should win this Award.

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