The Learning Excellence Awards span the training, learning and development activities provided by companies in the UK, whether in-house, or through professional training/learning organisations.

The Awards have been in preparation for over two years. Even so, we know that in this first call for entries, there may be omissions. We are happy to accept constructive criticism that will enable us to make the Awards even more representative of this vibrant sector in their second year. For instance, you may spot a gap in the categories. If so, please let us know how we might fill the gap.

The Category list is not overburdened with wordy criteria. We believe in not being too prescriptive, preferring you to tell your story in your own way for the judges. All we ask is that you use the basic template of headings in your submission document. This helps the judges when comparing entries and it helps the marking system by allowing allocations of marks to each sector of a submission to be used consistently.

The Coronavirus restrictions are having a profound effect on business activities, but key dates under normal circumstances are:

June 1: Call for entries opens each year

November 16: Extended closing date for entries

November, December: First stage judging

December 11: Deadline for announcement of short-listed Finalist companies going forward to Stage 2 judging in January

March 2021: Live lunch and ceremony, or streamed event (subject to Covid-19 restrictions)


Time is always precious and sometimes writing an entry submission is one of those jobs put off until the last moment. For a helping hand to write your awards entries contact:  (UK & Europe)

Please note that Boost Awards is a completely independent company that specialises in preparing Awards’ submissions. There is no financial relationship between the Learning Excellence Awards and Boost Awards. The advice you receive from Boost is confidential.