Building on the success of 24 years of Adult Learners’ Week, Festival of Learning is a national celebration of lifelong learning, which will run from May through to June 2016 and celebrates how learning changes lives.

Whether you are someone who loves to learn, or would like to have a go and learn something new, the Festival of Learning is for you.

 ‘Have a go’ events

The main Festival of Learning takes place in May and June, with informal ‘have a go’ and taster sessions, open days and other learning activities taking place across England. They’re the ideal opportunity to discover and try something new. Browse the events calendar to find out what’s available near you.  The main feature of “Have a go” is to make activities fun and enjoyable as so many people don’t always connect fun with the potential to spark interest in learning and feeling inspired to go further.

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2016 Awards

Festival of Learning Awards showcase and celebrate the positive impact that learning has on individuals, families, communities and employers. This year there will be over 50 regional and national winners of awards across 4 categories – learners, tutors, projects/provision and employers

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Partner Hub

For learning providers, employers, or any other organisations or groups that would like to put on events and activities as part of the Festival of Learning, we have created a Partner Hub containing resources to help you plan and promote your events.

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Festival of Learning awards showcase and celebrate the wonderful things that learning can achieve for individuals, families, communities and employers.

Get involved, and nominate the learners, tutors, projects and employers that deserve recognition, and will inspire others





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