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.
Festival of Learning 2018
Award nominations are now open! Following feedback from previous years' nominators, we have launched a new, simpler, online nomination process for 2018.
Our 2017 Winners
All of our 30 inspirational award winners were announced in September and our nine national winners received their awards at our ceremony in London on the 21st!
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