The Aspiration Awards
Behind every success, there is aspiration
Our Aspiration Awards are about honouring the success of learners, apprentices, educators, support staff and educational organisations across the UK.
We believe that there isn’t just one definition of success. Throughout our 175 years in this sector, we've seen it in many forms – from going above and beyond to exceed expectations, to overcoming obstacles to achieve the unexpected, to finding new and innovative ways of working to help others achieve.
This year, our awards are extra-special, as we continue to celebrate NCFE’s 175th anniversary throughout the academic year 2023-24. Whatever success looks like to you, we want your help to recognise those doing exceptional things in education.
Get your nominations in by 22 March – click on a category below to enter!
If you know of a learner, apprentice, educator or centre who deserves recognition this year, then take a look at the categories below and begin preparing your entries today!
Introducing our Aspiration Awards!
Watch our video below to find out more about our awards and to discover our categories for 2024.
Our 2024 judging panel
We’ll soon be announcing this year’s judges, who play key roles across the education sector. Keep your eyes peeled!
Terms and conditions
Please take a look at the eligibility criteria before submitting your nominations:
Celebrating our 2023 winners
Last year, we received a record-breaking number of nominations in our Aspiration Awards. You can learn more about our Learner of the Year, Apprentice of the Year and our Against All Odds winner by clicking on their images, or discover our full list of 2023 winners by clicking here or watching the video below.
Meet our 2023 Aspiration Award winners!
Our Aspiration Awards are about honouring the success of learners, apprentices, educators, support staff and educational organisations across the UK. Take a look back at all our winners from 2023 in this video.