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Long life to lifelong learning!


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ESF awards for stand-out projects and individuals in the UK

Part-funded by the ESF, the Festival of Learning is a national celebration of lifelong learning. The annual awards recognise the hard work and dedication invested by learners, tutors, project teams and employers, aiming to inspire people to enhance their learning opportunities.

The ESF winners include ex-prisoner Scott who worked with Achieve North West Connect to improve his qualifications and training and has recently secured his first job. He says that the ESF-funded learning “made me realise I can actually achieve something in my life”.

ESF Project of the Year was awarded to ‘Genius Within CIC’ which provides a specialist service to help offenders with neuro-diversity get the most out of mainstream support networks.

The Festival of Learning is part-funded by ESF Technical Assistance to raise awareness of ESF activities to improve skills and job opportunities.