About Lantra's Award Programmes

Lantra is committed to recognising and growing talent in in the land-based and environment industries.


We do this by facilitating annual Industry Awards in England and Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, where finalists/winners are provided with continued development opportunities to further grow their skillsets. We also sponsor the Farming Life Awards in Northern Ireland.


Lantra’s annual award programmes recognise the huge contribution made by rising stars in the industry, meaning we can spot those who have the potential to become the next leaders and inspiring figures in the industry.


Winning awards provides learners with industry endorsement helping to give them additional confidence in their role and their career journey.

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The Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills (ALBAS)

Designed to celebrate the achievements of individuals, schools, businesses and partnerships, the awards recognise successful trainees of all ages and encourage employers to invest in the next generation of talent, while promoting the many rewarding careers available.


The land-based and aquaculture industries that are the focus of the ALBAS make a substantial contribution to Scotland’s economy, particularly in rural areas. By recognising and celebrating the success of Scotland's top learners, employers, training providers and partners, the awards serve to highlight the dedication and achievements of everyone involved.

Lantra Cymru Awards

The Lantra Cymru Awards scheme, now in its 29th year, rewards the lifelong learning achievements of the many workers who, through their significant skills and abilities, contribute not only to farming but to the wider rural agenda in Wales, our rural economy and to the communities where they live and work.


The awards celebrate the clear commitment to continuous professional development and achievements within the environmental and land-based sectors. The winners are making a significant contribution, not only within their own particular area of working, but to the sustainability and modernisation of Welsh agriculture long term.

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Learner of the Year Awards

The Land-based & Environment Learner (LBEL) Awards were launched in partnership by leading land-based training & qualification awarding body Lantra, and the representative body for land-based colleges and universities, Landex, in June 2023.

With the aim of celebrating top candidates and new talent in industries including agriculture and horticulture, forestry, environmental conservation, landscaping, and equine, amongst others, the inaugural awards ceremony was hosted by Countryfile presenter Adam Henson and attended by more than 200 guests.

Farming Life Awards

The Farming Life Awards are aimed at recognising the talent, entrepreneurship and excellence that exists across the land-based sector in Northern Ireland. 


Lantra is supporting the ‘Training Initiative Award’; through sponsoring this award, Lantra aim to encourage individuals or companies to demonstrate their understanding of the importance of training and the subsequent impact of this on their job/work force.

Farming Life Awards

Danny Clarke revealed as host for the Learner of the Year Awards 2024

Lantra Scotland Announce ALBAS 2024 Winners

Lantra Cymru Awards 2023 Winners Announced