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Festival of Learning 2018 award nominations open

Adult learning can help transform lives, communities, families, and workplaces. Yet latest data shows 900,000 fewer adults taking part in learning than five years ago. So it’s perhaps never been more important to celebrate the best in adult learning and inspire more adults into learning.

Festival of Learning has been doing this for more than 25 years. We are in search of individuals, tutors, employers and projects that have used learning to transform their lives and the lives of others.

Nominations for the 2018 Awards are now open and will close on Friday 5 January 2018. The awards recognise the outstanding achievements of adult learners and aim to inspire others to discover the power and joy of learning for themselves.

Funded by the Department for Education and coordinated by Learning and Work Institute, the awards are presented across four categories:

  • individuals who have transformed their own lives and the lives of their families, friends, their communities, and the places they work

  • tutors whose valuable contribution to adult learning and the impact they have had on their learners deserves recognition

  • innovative learning projects or provision that could be replicated or adapted by other learning providers

  • employers that have used learning to develop and utilise the skills of their workforce to improve productivity, increase staff retention and enhance their business performance.

For more information and to submit your award nomination, visit www.festivaloflearning.org.uk