Celebrate adult learning with our Cash for a Course Award
Jane McGuire

Celebrate adult learning with our Cash for a Course Award

The Hotcourses Cash for a Course Awards are now open

First published date June 11 2014 Amended date July 09 2014

As our apprentice of the year Keith Fenwick proved – you are never too old to learn something new.  Since Adult Learners’ Week has just gone, commemorating the transformational power of lifelong learning, we've just launched our Cash for a Course Award, giving five lucky winners the chance to get learning with £200 towards a course of their choice. Whether you want to try cupcake making or learn the skills to start your own business, we want to give you the money to make your dreams a reality.

Run by NIACE, the Adult Learners’ Week now reaches its 23rd year, highlighting how adult learning improves and enhances social cohesion and has been proven to boost self-esteem and encourage self-confidence. This year’s week formed part of the longer Festival of Learning – an initiative run from the wider education sector during May and June, offering thousands of opportunities to learn something new and discover how learning can change lives.

David Hughes, CEO of NIACE adds, ’We want people of all ages to take this opportunity to have a go at learning something new, then to pass it on by telling others about their experience. I hope that people take advantage of this event and recognise that you’re never too old to learn.’ Whether you are 18 or 80, learning is essential.

The proportion of adult learners participating in education is in decline, particularly for those aged 30-49 and here at Hotcourses we want this to change. Our Cash for a Course Award – gives learners of all ages the chance to return to the classroom and win money towards the course of their dreams in one of five subject areas. Interested? You should be...

Entering is easy, all you have to do is tell us which course you would like to complete and why you feel you deserve the prize to make it happen. Be creative! Our panel of Hotcourses judges will choose the most creative and inspiring entries, so think out of the box to be in with a chance of winning.

The five prizes of £200 will be awarded in the following categories; arts and craft, technology and business, languages, cookery and sport and fitness. There will also be an additional prize for the most social media savvy applicants, with the entry that gains the most ‘likes’ and votes on our Facebook page taking home a £50 social media prize.

With over 250,000 courses listed on our site, it won’t be hard to find away to spend your prize money – so get going! All entries must be submitted online and in before midnight on Wednesday 10th September.

Good luck and happy learning! 

Jane McGuire

Jane McGuire received her BA (English) from the University of Loughborough. A yoga enthusiast with a sweet tooth, in her spare time you will probably find Jane in the gym or online shopping.