Festival of Learning is the biggest celebration of lifelong learning in England.
Our mission is to highlight the benefits of learning, celebrate achievements of adults who have used learning to transform their lives, and to encourage everyone to embrace lifelong learning.
Nominations have closed
Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations this year! Shortlisted nominees will be announced in mid-March and award winners contacted at the end of March.
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2019 award winners
Our award winner stories help show the profound effects learning can have for anyone and everyone. Read about our most recent winners here
I’ve got more confidence, I’m active and focussed... I now love my job!
Tracey, Learning for Work award winner, 2018
Studying is empowering me. I now believe in myself and have expectations for a much brighter future.
Washington, Return to Learning award winner, 2018
Learning has changed my life!
Joanne, Learning for Work highly commended, 2018
Learning has become an important part of my life. It is a journey of self-discovery that continues to this day.
Steve, Social Impact award winner, 2018