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 are now closed
Award nominations are now closed. Winners and their nominators will be contacted in April and publicly announced in July.
Our award winners
Find out about our award winners and their inspirational stories from the last few years.
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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