About the awards 

The annual Inspire! Adult Learning Awards celebrate the achievements of individuals, families, community projects and organisations in Wales who have shown outstanding passion, commitment and drive to improve themselves, their community or workplace through learning.

We are looking for individuals, families, 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.

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

Individual / Family Awards

  • Into Work
  • Young Adult
  • Life Change & Progression
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Ageing Well
  • Starting Out – Welsh beginner
  • Different Past: Shared Futures
  • Family Learning
  • Essential Skills for Life (NEW category)

Project / Organisation Awards

  • Community Impact Project
  • Skills at Work


The closing date has been extended to: 30 April 2021

Raise awareness of the Inspire! Adult Learning Awards and circulate our nominations flyer.

Emma Williams - Inspire! Adult Learner of the Year:

“I was told I wouldn’t live past 30 if I continued to live my life like I did. Yet I know so many people who have been through worse. If I can inspire at least one person or show someone who is struggling, that you can change your life through education, then it’s all worth it.”

For more inspiration head over to our 2020 Inspire! Award winners page.