Gateway Qualifications is offering a £1,500 prize to support an initiative which helps learners grow.

If you have an idea that will transform learners lives, provide opportunity or widen participation, this could be your opportunity to make it a reality!

Previous winners

Cambridge Adult Learning and Skills Service (ALS) created #BeInspired Any Goal cards as a way of starting thought-provoking topics of conversation with their learners, as a means of finding out what they wish to achieve from their studies. As well as benefitting the learners, these cards were also ideal for the teaching staff who were asking for a better way of setting and recording meaningful learner goals.

Read about how Cambridge Adult Learning and Skills Service’s idea improved the learner and tutor experience

What would you do if you had £1,500 to support a great idea that helps your learners grow? Let us know for your chance to win.

After reading the Important Notes section at the very bottom of this page, please complete the short entry form:

Gateway Qualifications Prize Entry Form

Win £1,500 to help your learners achieve
  • Maximum word count 500. Please include objectives, outcomes and innovations that will make this outstanding.
  • Max. file size: 50 MB.
    If you would like to upload multiple files, please use zip file with no more than 3 documents
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The deadline for this years’ applications is 21st April 2019.


Important Notes
  • There is no limit to the number of initiatives that one person can enter.
  • The entrant must be associated with the college or similar place of learning which will benefit from the prize fund.
  • The nominated initiative should be running/planned to run in 2019/2020 academic year.
  • The entry should seek to use the prize fund to provide opportunities which their funding streams don’t cover.
  • We are looking for an initiative which will make a real impact on learners.
Examples of Initiatives
  • Providing qualifications which a group of learners need, but which are not currently funded.
  • An initiative to support delivering learning amongst a marginalised/disengaged group of learners.
  • Hire of facilities to engage learners in difficult to reach area.
  • Provision of bursaries/allowances to learners who would not be able to access learning without the support.
  • To subsidise an enrichment activity or educational visit that would not be able to take place without additional support.
  • Purchase of specialist equipment which allows learners to take a fuller part in learning.
  • Publicity materials/advertising to enable hard to reach learners to hear about opportunities.

The information supplied in entry forms could be used publicly as examples of how all learners can thrive. If you would rather now have your entry included in such publicity please tick the ‘No’ box provided on the form.

Next Steps

The shortlisted entries will be presented to a selection panel of judges, comprised of senior management and Trustees of Gateway Qualifications. The winning entry will be selected by the panel, which assess each entry based only on the information provided on the entry form. The decisions of the panel of judges will be final.

The final decision will be announced by end of June 2019. The winner will be contacted shortly after. The winner will receive a prize of £1,500 to be spent on the winning initiative.