About the 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. For a second year, this exciting Awards scheme will recognise the outstanding talent, successes, and achievements of individual learners from across England and Northern Ireland in the land-based and environment sector.

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. 


For the 2024 awards, we will be introducing a new category called Research Student of the Year, where supervisors are encouraged to nominate a student studying a post-graduate level either for a master’s degree or a Doctoral Award. 

Learner of the Year Awards 2024 - Nominating An Individual

LBEL Awards 2023 Overall Apprentice And Learner Winners

We welcome entries from employers and providers (colleges, universities, and private training providers) nominating individuals undertaking Land-based and Environment courses (either part-time or full-time) which were on programme in England and Northern Ireland between September 2022 and September 2024.


The closing date for nominations is 11 June 2024.


An independent review panel will judge all the entries, before interviewing the short-listed nominees. Then on 21 November 2024, we will announce the winners at our high-profile awards ceremony.


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

Winners announced at the Learner of the Year Awards 2023

Finalists revealed for the Learner of the Year Awards 2023


Working Together to Celebrate Success

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