People who have changed their lives and those of others through learning, have had their achievements recognised by Derbyshire County Council.
The council’s adult community education service gave out awards as part of Adult Learners’ Week.
Learners from across the county had been nominated and their stories showed that by joining a local class they had improved their career prospects or made a difference to their community.
Many had overcome health problems or conquered a fear of learning in order to gain new qualifications and skills.
Presenting the awards, the council’s cabinet member for children and younger adults, Coun Kevin Gillott, said: “The people nominated for these awards are an inspiration and I greatly admire their achievements.
“Many of them have had jobs and families before deciding to give education another go and I am delighted that this has brought them success.”