Award winners for Festival of Learning 2018 announced

12 June 2018


Festival of Learning is the biggest celebration of lifelong learning in England. The national annual campaign, led by Learning and Work Institute and supported by the Department for Education, celebrates the outstanding achievements of individuals, employers and learning provision.

Today, 35 winners and highly commended nominees were revealed at the Festival of Learning National Awards Ceremony in central London. These inspiring stories highlight how learning benefits individuals, their families, the communities they live in and the places they work.

Winners and highly commended nominees were selected for various awards such as learning for work, social impact, learning for health, tutors, employers and innovative projects.

Stephen Evans, Chief Executive at Learning and Work Institute, said:

“Festival of Learning is all about inspirational people who show that anyone can benefit from learning. Lifelong learning is vital for all of us as jobs and society change around us.”

“We encourage everyone to give learning a try, and there’s hundreds of free activities to pick from during June on our ‘Have a Go Month’ calendar. Learning can help us at work and at home, and to build a fair and inclusive society.”

Further information on learning opportunities and support with the costs of courses is available through the National Careers Service, colleges and community learning providers.