2017 Award Nominations

Our awards celebrate the many benefits learning can have for everyone, and recognise individuals, tutors, employers and projects where learning has changed lives.

Nominations for our 2017 awards are now open!

You can nominate within any of the following four categories. Awards within these categories include Young Adult Learner, Learning for Work, Social Impact, Outstanding Individual, Patron's and President's awards.

Nominations close at 5pm, Friday 31 March 2017.

Please download Festival of Learning 2017 awards guidance notes before starting your nomination.

Individual Learners

We're looking for individuals who, through learning, have transformed their own lives and the lives of their families, friends, their communities, and the places they work.


We're looking for employers that have used learning to develop the skills of their workforce to improve productivity, raise morale, increase staff retention and enhance business performance.


We're looking for tutors who have made a valuable contribution to adult learning, and whose dedication and passion to learning has helped their learners change their lives for the better.


We're looking for innovative learning projects or provision that have had a positive impact on communities and that could be replicated or adapted by other learning providers.

Nominations Guidance Notes

Download our comprehensive Festival of Learning 2017 awards guidance notes and supporting information for all categories and awards, including eligibility criteria, selection process and advice for both nominators and nominees.

Be inspired

Watch our film montage of last year's winners, be inspired by their incredible stories of learning, and share them with your colleagues, family and friends.