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.
Nominate for 2020 awards
Open from 7 November to 11 February, our awards give you the chance to celebrate the achievements of individual learners, tutors, projects and employers.
Pledge your support
There are so many ways to get involved in Festival of Learning. You can nominate a winner, host a learning event or engage with local businesses.
2019 award winners
In July our 12 award winners and six finalists were revealed. Their stories help show the profound effects learning can have for anyone and everyone.
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