2021 Award Winners

Our award winners highlight the vast array of people who gain so much from learning as adults. Their stories truly inspire all of us and help us recognise that learning is transformational, exciting, rewarding and possible at any age, for any reason and can be for all of us.

Patron's Award Winner

Matthew Turner is our 2021 Patron's Award Winner

 

 

 

 

President's Award Winner

CARAS ESOL is our 2021 President's Award Winner

 

 

 

 

Outstanding Individual Learner Award

This award celebrates remarkable individuals who, through learning, have transformed their own lives and the lives of their families, friends, their communities, and the places they work.

Employer Award

Sponsored by NOCN, this award celebrates employers that have used learning to develop and utilise the skills of their workforce to improve productivity, raise morale, increase staff retention and enhance their business performance.

Learning for Work Award

Sponsored by NOCN, this award celebrates the achievements of adults who have learnt through an apprenticeship or traineeship, secured employment or a promotion at work, embarked on a new career, or started their own business.

New Directions Award

Sponsored by Skills and Education Group, this award celebrates individuals who have embarked on a learning journey specifically in order to take their life in a completely new direction.

 

Return to Learning Award

Sponsored by City Lit, this award celebrates those individuals that have returned to learning as an adult, and through this learning have transformed their own lives and the lives of their families.

Learning for Health Award

Sponsored by WEA, this award celebrates the achievements of learners or tutors who have inspired others around them to embrace learning opportunities and achieve their potential.

Tutor Award

Sponsored by Education and Training Foundation, this award recognises inspirational tutors or trainers who have supported learners, in a range of contexts, to go on to lead successful and rewarding lives. 

Online Learning Award

This award celebrates remarkable individuals who, through online learning, have transformed their own lives and the lives of their families, friends, their communities, and the places they work. With specific focus on the digital aspects of their learning journey.

English Language Learning Award

This award celebrates remarkable individuals who, through learning the English language, have transformed their own lives and the lives of their families, friends, their communities, and the places they work.

Learning Provision Award

This award recognises the innovative projects and provision that have supported adults to learn in a range of settings.

 

 

Our finalists

The stories of our seven finalists add to those of our award winners and further showcase the impacts and benefits of learning.

Our partners and sponsors

Hear what our campaign supporters have to say about the awards.

 

2021 Award Ceremony

Watch our online award ceremony.