We’re pleased to announce that the 2018 Inspire! Adult Learning Awards in Wales is now open for nominations!

The Inspire! Awards celebrate the achievements of exceptional individuals, projects and organisations who have shown outstanding passion, commitment and drive to improve themselves, their community or workplace through learning, often in the face of difficult circumstances. The awards are co-ordinated by Learning and Work Institute in partnership with Welsh Government and other supporters.

The Award ceremony will take place in June in Cardiff as part of the celebrations for Adult Learners’ Week 2018, the largest celebration of adult learning in Europe.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for people, projects and organisations whose learning achievements will inspire others to return to or take up learning, people who have improved their lives and /or the lives of others, and gained a positive or life changing experience from adult learning.

Click here to view all the inspirational stories of our 2017 Inspire! Award winners.


Individual Awards

  • Into Work
  • Young Adult
  • Life Change & Progression
  • Health & Well-being
  • Ageing Well
  • Starting Out – Welsh beginner
  • Different Past: Shared Futures

Project / Group / Organisation Awards

  • Community Project
  • Closing the Gap
  • Skills at Work

Please take a look at our Guidance and Categories document for more information on the awards process and further information on each of the award categories.

We have also created a ‘How to Write a Successful Inspire! Award Nomination’ document, which you can download here

There are a number of ways you can submit your nomination:

Click here to nominate online (please note: that you will need to complete this in one sitting, so you may want to read the categories information and write out your nomination statements first).

You can fill out the Word version of the nomination form and send to [email protected]

You can post your nomination to: Learning and Work Institute, 35 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9HB.

If you have any questions about your Inspire! Awards Nominations please contact [email protected]

Nominate by: Friday 23rd March 2018  

Good luck!