The Learning Team of the Year Award is presented to a Learning and Development Team within a private or public sector organisation providing learning and development services to internal clients. Candidates should demonstrate consistent high quality and innovation – both in terms of content, client support and instructional techniques and the team’s impact on the organisation and the contribution to achieving business or organisation goals.

Recognising high quality, innovation, and demonstrable impact on the wider organisation.


The judges will be seeking clear differentiators from other entrants to the award, evidence of innovation, value for money, client endorsement, business impact and a strong proposition in response to the challenge ‘why this year’?


You are requested to structure your submission in a way that covers the sections below. Each section will be reviewed by the judges during the short-listing phase and the submission will be scored. Please ensure that you observe the strict word count criteria below.

  • Overview – a brief description of the enterprise and the role the team plays within the operation. This will include the size of the team in relation to the organisation, internal and external partners etc. (Maximum 200 words)
  • Description of the key challenges, and the approaches adopted – consider the following points within your submission: needs analysis, solution development, service delivery, client engagement, performance outcomes, innovation, business impact and professional and talent development. (Maximum 250 words)
  • Outcomes – what were the key performance metrics and results, both in terms of business impact over time and, also, in terms of meeting stakeholder expectations? (Maximum 250 words)
  • Achievement – what do you consider to be your core achievements within the last twelve months and why do you believe that this is the year that your team should be Learning Team of the Year? (Minimum 200 words; maximum 400 words)
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