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Learning and Work Institute is delighted to announce their Festival of Learning award winners for 2018 #FoLawards

Festival of Learning award winners, 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 stories of 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, particularly in June when hundreds of free activities can be found on our Have a Go Month calendar. Further information on learning opportunities and support with the costs of courses is available through the National Careers Service, colleges and community learning providers.”

Festival of Learning is led by Learning and Work Institute, an independent policy and research organisation dedicated to lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to realise their ambitions and potential in learning, work and throughout life.

Festival of Learning has been recognising the achievements of individuals, tutors, projects and employers across England for more than 25 years. In 2018, 35 winners and highly commended nominees were announced on Tuesday 12 June at the Festival of Learning National Awards Ceremony in central London. All 35 inspiring stories can be read on our website

Festival of Learning is supported by Department for Education. In 2018, the Employer and Learning for Work Awards are sponsored by NOCN and the Tutor Award is sponsored by the Education and Training Foundation. 

Festival of Learning’s Have a Go Month runs through the whole of June and aims to encourage more adults and families to participate in learning. Hundreds of free taster events, open days, online courses and talks are hosted by learning providers across the country. Find out more on our website

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