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We’re looking for your help to recognise and reward those who are going above and beyond in education.

After such a challenging year it is more important than ever to celebrate the achievements of educators and learners. That's why we're delighted to announce that the nominations for the Aspiration Awards 2021 are now open.

The awards are open to nominations from learners, schools, colleges and training providers, providing opportunities for recognition across the sector. 

Aspiration Awards categories

  • Teacher / Tutor of the year
  • Centre of the year
  • Learner of the year
  • Against all odds

Take a look at the categories in full, including examples of what we’re looking for within each category.

Aspiration Awards categories

We believe that there is more than one definition of success and this doesn’t just mean grades and achievement rates. And that’s what our Aspiration Awards are all about. Do you know someone who is exceeding expectations, overcoming obstacles to achieve the unexpected or coming up with new and innovative ways to achieve their goals? Well, we want to hear from you!


Have you got a learner, educator or a centre in mind that you think deserves to be nominated?

Submit an application

Applications close on Friday 11 June.

Take a look at last year's winners

Read our winners' stories from last year

Got a question about the awards? Email us at [email protected]


Submit a nomination

Closing date Friday 11 June.

Application form

Catch up with a previous winner

Emma Owen was the first Learner of the Year in 2018. Find out more about the amazing progress she's made since. 

Read more

Explore the Aspiration Awards categories

View the categories

Aspiration Awards 2021 Terms and Conditions

See our Terms and Conditions