The 2019 Inspire! Adult Learning Awards nomination process has opened for the people of Wales to nominate individuals, families, projects and organisations who have shown outstanding passion, commitment and drive to improve themselves, their community or workplace through learning.

The awards are coordinated by Learning and Work Institute in partnership with Welsh Government and other supporters.

Deadline for Nominations: Monday 25th March 2019

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.

2019 Categories:

How to nominate:

Before you start your nomination please ensure you that have carefully read through our Inspire! Awards Categories document and our guide on how to write a successful nomination form.

Online: The easiest and quickest way to submit your form is by completing and submitting an online form.

By email: Download the word version of the nomination and email your completed nomination to [email protected]

By post: You may send your completed Word document form to Inspire! Nominations, Learning and Work Institute, 3rd Floor, 33 – 35 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9HB

If you have any queries about the Inspire! nominations process, please contact [email protected]

We have created an Inspire! Awards flyer which you can share with your networks.

OU50 – Special Award Category 

The Open University is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and to mark the occasion the Open University in Wales will be presenting a special OU50 Award as part of the Inspire! Adult Learning Awards.

The award will recognise that 50 years ago the OU was created with the aim of disrupting and innovating educational provision and opening educational opportunity. The celebratory award will go to an individual or organisation who is creating the same impact in Wales today. It could be an organisation delivering learning in a unique and engaging way or an individual opening up access to education in their community.

All nominations for the Inspire! Awards 2019 will be considered for this award. Alternatively, if you only wish to be considered for the OU50 Award please complete our nomination form for this specific category.

Need some inspiration with your nomination form? Click here to watch the video stories of our 2018 award winners

John Spence, 2018 Adult Learner of the Year said:

Remember, the deadline to nominate is Monday 25th March 2019

Good luck!