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.
Celebrating 25 years
On 7 June, we celebrated 25 years of the Festival of Learning and Adult Learners’ Week campaigns.
Award winners, partners and guest speakers joined this inspirational day of celebrations, including Learning and Work Institute’s Patron HRH Princess Royal.
We are excited to be announcing our 30 winners for 2017 in September!
Regional winners will be revealed on 13 September and national winners at our awards ceremony on 21 September.
Check back for more details soon.
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