Project Award Winners

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

Project Award - National Winner

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.

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Project of the Year Award - National Winner

Milton Keynes College; Offender Learning

The team here have developed an innovative new approach to tackling the problems of unemployment and reoffending.

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Project of the Year Award - National Winner

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.

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Project Award - Regional Winner

Open Age

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.

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Project Award - Regional Winner

Pendleton Together

Pendleton Together builds the skills of their residents; working to improve their life chances and getting them into learning and sustainable employment.

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Project Award - Regional Winner

Sound as a Pound

Sound as a Pound supports vulnerable social housing tenants in Nottingham to improve their chances of becoming financially confident and so reduce the risks of homelessness.

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Project of the Year Award - Regional Winner

Family Learning through Jamie’s Ministry of Food

This is a unique programme run in partnership with the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation and the Foundation of Light, the registered charity of Sunderland AFC.

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Project of the Year Award - Regional Winner

Women’s Health in South Tyneside

“...even if your schooldays were a nightmare, have a think about adult learning, you may be surprised and find yourself enjoying something totally new”.

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Project of the Year Award - Runner-up

Money House Project

Since doing the Money House Project I have now been living independently for a year and I have also got myself an Apprenticeship. The project...”

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