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Scottish Borders Adult Learners Awards 2019: nominations open until 22nd February

Published on: February 5, 2019

Do you know of an adult on your Council or in your community who deserves to have their learning achievements recognised? If so, then the Borders Adult Learners Awards may be the perfect way to do this…..

Now in their 21st  year, the Awards are held to celebrate and promote the learning achievements of adults throughout the Borders who have made use of the opportunities available to them and as a result, have enhanced their knowledge, quality of life and job prospects.

Nominations are sought from individuals and/or groups of post-school learners who are currently resident in the Borders for seven available categories:


  • Young learner (16-25yrs)
  • Learner in the work place
  • Mature learner (50+ yrs)
  • Learning in a group
  • Learning in the community
  • Accredited learning
  • Learning through volunteering


Applications can be made by tutors, trainers, colleagues, family members or friends.

The deadline for nominations is 12noon on 22nd February, 2019. Forms are available from: and

Or via following links:

ALA Individual Nomination Form 2019

ALA Group Nomination Form 2019

The awards are organised by Borders College, Live Borders, Scottish Borders Council, Scottish Borders Housing Association, Eildon Housing Association, Skills Development Scotland and Volunteer Centre Borders.

The award ceremony will take place on Tuesday 23rd April, 2019 at Earlston High School.