Festival of Learning (previously Adult Learners’ Week) is the biggest celebration of lifelong learning in England.
Our mission is to highlight the benefits of learning, celebrate the achievements of adults who have used learning to transform their lives, and to encourage everyone to embrace lifelong learning.
National Awards Ceremony 2017
Watch the national awards ceremony live here!
This special event starts at 1.30pm on Thursday 21 September
Our 2017 Winners
Our nine national winners will be receiving their awards at our ceremony in London today! Read their stories below.
Our 21 regional winners were revealed on Wednesday 13 September! You can read their stories below
Education can help you develop and turn your weaknesses into strengths
Mohamed, Young Adult award winner, 2015
I have achieved so much more than I believed possible
Sean, Learning for Work award winner, 2016
Every aspect of my life has improved since I have returned to education
Adele, Patron's Award winner, 2015
Learning made me realise I can actually achieve something in my life
Scott, ESF Outstanding Individual award winner 2016
I want to continue learning… improve people's lives and help other young carers
Emily, Patron's Award winner, 2016