Inspire! Tutor Awards

Entries for 2024 are now open.

Nominate an inspirational tutor or mentor in Wales.

The annual Inspire! Tutor Awards recognise the valuable work of tutors and mentors in supporting lifelong learning across Wales.

The awards celebrate the outstanding effort and commitment made by tutors and mentors to help adult learners pursue their goals, because behind successful adult learners there are inspirational mentors and tutors.

The Inspire! Tutor Awards is a partnership involving Learning and Work Institute, the Welsh Government, Universities Wales, NTFW, Colleges Wales and Adult Learning Wales Partnership.

What are we looking for?

We are inviting nominations on behalf of outstanding individuals whose commitment, knowledge and teaching skills have given adults the confidence to engage with learning and transform their lives.

We are looking for exceptional tutors and mentors in their field who give ‘over and above’ what is expected of them.

Nominations should demonstrate achievements in at least two of the following areas:

  • Developing the curriculum, creating new resources and materials.
  • Overcoming personal circumstances and / or working in challenging circumstances.
  • Contributing to widening access and building pathways to learning opportunities.
  • Inspiring learners to progress onto other courses or opportunities to learn, or transition into employment.
  • Creating new partnerships or pathways into learning.
  • Developing innovative ways of supporting, teaching, breaking down barriers, or mentoring learners.

Award categories:

  • Higher Education
  • Further Education
  • Workplace Setting
  • Community Education
  • Welsh for Adults
  • School or other setting

NEW closing date for entries:

Monday 22nd January 2024.

Please send your completed nomination and any supporting information about the tutor to:

Share information about the awards:

We welcome your engagement and support to share the call for nominations with your colleagues and wider networks. Please help to circulate the link to our flyer with your networks.

Inspire! Tutor Awards flyer

Inspire! Tutor Awards Guidance document


Inspire! Tutor Awards Nomination form


Online nomination form

Alternatively, you may complete our online nomination form. Please note, you will need to complete your online nomination in one sitting, we recommend that you prepare your nominee and nominator statements using a word document before submitting it online.

Get in touch

Contact us if you have any questions or need assistance with your nomination form.

Inspire! Tutor Awards partnership

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