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Celebrate outstanding adult learners

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"Winning an award was brilliant, I've never won anything before and it's given me confidence in myself. I'm now surviving in a very busy A & E department as a qualified nurse, which is a dream come true."
(Carol Hilton, 2010 Adult Learners’ Week Award Winner)

Nominations are now open for the Adult Learners’ Week Awards 2011. The awards celebrate learning in all its forms, giving deserved recognition to inspirational adults who have changed their lives through learning.

Award categories

There are two main award categories:

Your nomination may also be eligible for a range of awards, sponsored by the European Social Fund, BBC, Pearson, Community Learning Champions Support Programme and Local Government Association.

How to nominate

Nominating for an Adult Learners' Week Award is simple and you can:

Everyone nominated will receive a certificate of achievement. Winners will receive a learning voucher, valued between £200 and £1,000, and will be invited with their nominator to a ceremony during Adult Learners’ Week (14-20 May 2011).

Nominations close at 5pm on 28 January 2011.

Early bird nominations

Nominations submitted by 20 December 2010 will be entered for a FREE prize draw for the chance to win £200 worth of learning vouchers to spend on learning resources for your organisation.

20th Adult Learners' Week winners' search

The 20th Adult Learners' Week will take place in 2011 and we would like to hear from all past winners. If you are, or know of a previous winner please contact us at or 0116 204 4200. You can also register online.

Further information

For more information about Adult Learners' Week Awards visit or contact the Campaigns and Promotions team at NIACE at or on 0116 2044200.