Congratulations to the Class of 2023

On Wednesday 20th September we celebrated the class of 2023. A dazzling awards ceremony was held at the Reading Concert Hall to celebrate the outstanding achievements and dedication of our learners, staff, volunteers and partners. 

A total of 12 award categories were open for learners, staff, volunteers, and partners at the ceremony on September 20. Awards were given to those who have overcome adversity, demonstrated independence in learning and who demonstrate outstanding professional skills in teaching and supporting adults. Nominations were made by learners and staff and finalists were selected by a judging panel within the College.

There were winners of all ages, on all courses across New Directions College’s programme of learning, from English and Maths classes to digital and employability skills right the way through to higher-level leadership and management programmes.

Read the full press release here New Directions College Holds Annual Adult Learning Awards Ceremony (

Annual Adult Learning Awards, Reading Town Hall Concert Hall
Photography by Stewart Turkington