Hartlepool Festival of Learning

What is the event?

The Festival of Learning continues and builds on a 25 year history of Adult Learners’ Weeks.  Its two core aims are to celebrate learning and engage more adults in learning.

Festival of Learning Awards are a central part of this, showcasing the wide-ranging impacts learning has on individuals, families, communities and employers.

Our 2016 Festival of Learning Awards evening was a great success with learners being nominated from a range of organisations.  Award winners included students from Hartlepool Adult Education, Hartlepool College of Further Education and employees of local businesses.

This year the event will be a joint celebration with Hartlepool Youth Employment Initiative with the main sponsor being Hartlepool Adult Education.

Award categories

Adult Learner (age 26 plus)

Young Adult Learner (age 18-25 years)

Learning for Work Individual Award

Innovative Learning Project / Group Award

(N.B. Hartlepool YEI delivery partners will be notified separately with information of the individual YEI awards and paperwork)

How do I nominate?

Any Hartlepool based organisation can nominate a learner by using the guidance and nomination forms provided:

Nominate Now

Nomination deadline

The deadline for nominations is 4pm on 13 September 2017.


Contact Caron Auckland on (01429) 857097 or email caron.auckland@hartlepool.gov.uk