Project Award Winners
This award recognises the innovative projects and provision that have supported adults to learn in a range of settings.
Motiv8, a project delivered by a partnership of social housing providers, led by Jigsaw Group, works with the most disadvantaged and vulnerable residents in Greater Manchester to help them overcome deep-rooted barriers to employment. The project has supported over 3,000 residents to date.
Changing Lives / No Barriers
Working with local partners, Bury College identified a significant gap in community-based provision for people who were living in priority areas and not engaged with education.
Refresh 2 Impress
Refresh 2 Impress is a bespoke 3-day course designed by South Gloucestershire and Stroud College tailored for learners over 50 years of age. More than 300 adults have benefited from the opportunities this learning presents.
Milton Keynes College; Offender Learning
The team here have developed an innovative new approach to tackling the problems of unemployment and reoffending.
MOT Training, Education and Skills Support
MTESS (MOT Training, Education and Skills Support), a DVSA project based at their Head Office in Bristol, is revolutionising training in the MOT testing sector. Instead of relying on exclusive in-house training, MTESS has led the way in opening up MOT tester training through a new nationally recognised qualification.
Open Age’s vision is that everyone aged 50 and over leads a fulfilling life. Taking part in the project has transformed the lives of older people through the use of innovative learning methods.
Pendleton Together builds the skills of their residents; working to improve their life chances and getting them into learning and sustainable employment.