Awards: Nominate to salute top adult learners

Nominations are now open for next year’s Adult Learners’ Week Awards.

People can nominate someone they teach, a colleague, a relative or a friend and give them the recognition they deserve for their outstanding learning achievements.

Every year, the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) receives around 1,500 nominations from colleges, workplaces and other adult education providers.

Adult Learners’ Week runs from May 12 to 18 and the awards identify people who have used learning to help them transform their lives, often beyond what they ever thought was possible.

Awards are also given to innovative projects that provide adults with the opportunity to learn and improve their lives and the lives of their families and communities.

NIACE chief executive David Hughes said, “The nominations we receive each and every year tell the many and varied stories of adults who have the motivation, desire and dedication to improve their lives through learning. Whether that’s for a new job or career, to help their children or grandchildren with their schoolwork or simply to learn more about something they’re interested in.

“The Adult Learners’ Week Awards celebrate the remarkable achievements of adults, giving them the recognition they deserve. And, in turn, the winners become inspirational role models, encouraging many more people to take up learning.

“So, if you know an outstanding adult learner, nominate them for an Adult Learners’ Week Award.”

All awards categories are open to learners living in England only. The closing date for nominations is 5pm on Friday, January 27

For more information about how to nominate for the Adult Learners’ Week Awards 2012, visit www.alw.org.uk, email alw@niace.org.uk, or phone the NIACE Adult Learners’ Week Team on 0116 204 4200. Visit www.alw.org.uk/nominate to nominate online.