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Aspiration Awards 2022

Behind every success, there is aspiration

Our Aspiration Awards are about honouring the success of learners, educators and educational organisations across the UK.

We believe that there isn’t just one definition of success. It could be going above and beyond to exceed expectations, overcoming obstacles to achieve the unexpected, or coming up with new and innovative ways of working to help others to achieve. Whatever success looks like to you, we want your help to recognise those doing exceptional things in education.

Aspiration Awards 2022

Nominations for our Aspiration Awards 2022 are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted an application – we’ve received some amazing nominations and it’s going to be tough to choose our winners! Our judges are now reviewing the nominations and winners will be contacted in mid-May.

You can read more about this year’s awards and categories below.

Everyone deserves recognition

Following on from the success of previous awards, we opened up this year’s event to include apprentices and centres delivering apprenticeships – as well as learners, schools, colleges and training providers – offering even more opportunities for recognition.

The 6 categories of our 2022 Aspiration Awards are:

1. Teacher / Tutor of the year

Recognises teachers / tutors who have gone above and beyond to support their learners.

2. Centre of the year

Recognises a school / college / training provider that has gone above and beyond to help their learners.

3. Learner of the year

Recognises an exceptional learner for their work, either within their qualification or in relation to a particular project related to their studies.

4. Apprentice of the year

Recognises an exceptional apprentice for their work, either within their apprenticeship workplace or in relation to their classroom-based learning.

5. Against all odds

Recognises learners who overcome difficult personal circumstances to achieve success.

6. Support staff of the year

Recognises a member of behind-the-scenes staff who has gone above and beyond to help learners or their colleagues. This award is open to Exams Officers, Teaching Assistants, Facilities, Pastoral or Support Staff, or any other non-teaching roles within education.

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Aspiration Awards 2021

Read our winners’ stories from last year

Catch up with a previous winner

Emma Owen won our first Learner of the Year award in 2018.  Discover more about the amazing progress she's made since. 


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