2019 Festival of Learning award nominations now open

Nominations for the 2019 Festival of Learning Awards opened today (13 November 2018) and the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is pleased to again be sponsoring the Tutor of the Year category.

The Festival of Learning Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of adult learners and those who teach them and aim to inspire others to discover how learning can benefit them, their families and communities. Nominations are sought of individuals, tutors, employers and projects that have shown a special commitment to lifelong learning and have remarkable stories that will inspire change in other people’s lives. The awards are organised by the Learning and Work Institute. They 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 and transformational 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.

David Russell, ETF Chief Executive, said:

“We are pleased to continue our support for the Festival of Learning and look forward to presenting the award for Tutor of the Year again in 2019. The award showcases the work of dedicated professionals from across the Further Education and Training sector who are transforming the lives of adult learners and setting a standard for others to aspire to. We are confident there will be no shortage of first-class entrants and look forward to recognising and promoting their achievements.”

It is well-recognised that learning not only increases skills and employment prospects, but also bring benefits such as improved health and wellbeing, increased civic engagement and greater confidence to pursue goals and achieve full potential across all areas of life.

Nominations are open until Tuesday 12 February 2019. For more information about the Festival of Learning and how to nominate visit www.festivaloflearning.org.uk.

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