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.
Each award winner has an inspirational story to tell about their learning journey. To read their stories, visit the previous winner's page.
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to submit nominations this year.
All winners have now been contacted. Those who haven’t won will receive certificates by the end of July and all winners will be announced on September 21.
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