Our events aim to showcase the stories of our award winners and celebrate their fantastic achievements.

Award Ceremony

The award ceremony is a highlight of the adult education and skills sector calendar.

It takes place each summer and brings together learning providers, employers and advocates of adult learning from up and down the country.

We celebrate our range of award winners and inspire more adults to take their first step into learning.

Catch up on the Festival of Learning 2021 Awards Ceremony

2018 award winners with their award - branding in background

Parliamentary Reception

The parliamentary reception takes place in the House of Commons. This is a chance for members of parliament and other parliamentarians to meet winners and finalists from their constituency, hear their inspirational stories and connect with organisations working to improve the lives of individuals and communities through adult education.

Each reception is sponsored by a different Member of Parliament. In the past we have welcomed sponsorship from Angela Rayner, David Lammy and Robert Halfon. Key individuals give a short speech, including sector leaders, award winners and MPs.

Award winners and MP with profile book in front of branding