A message from our awards sponsor, ETF

As the national workforce development body for the Further Education and Training sector, we are particularly pleased that Festival of Learning not only celebrates and champions those adult learners who have transformed their lives through education, it also recognises those tutors who have helped them every step of the way.

An education system is only as good as its teachers, trainers and tutors and as a sector we need to showcase and promote the very best – to set a standard for others to aspire to and be able to reach.

Those who have been shortlisted for this award all deliver excellence in teaching adults and recognising their achievements is essential. We are looking forward to presenting the award for Tutor of the Year, marking the great achievements of every winner and nominee, and continuing our support for Festival of Learning which plays a crucial role in the world of skills.

David Russell, CEO of ETF