February 20, 2023

Why Learning Awards Matter?

Why Learning Awards Matter?

Why do learning awards matter? Seriously. Who cares if you win, right?

Why learning awards matter - Social Media College

Social Media College is here to change the world, by providing outstanding education in Social Media Marketing. We don’t just want you to have a good learning experience, we want it to be amazing!

Entering learning awards helps us with this. It pushes us to design well, using evidence-based approaches, adult learning principles and theories, and best-practice, performance-focused learning activities.


Good design works closely with good delivery that includes KPIs, timeframes, resources, key features, expertise, specific tools, technologies, innovation and support mechanisms.

Writing the award submissions makes us take a good hard look at what we do and what evidence we have of our success. We need to provide the context, key drivers, industry comparisons and challenges for the program.

We need to provide the data that demonstrates effectiveness, and we need to provide feedback from participants and case studies of student success.


We need to demonstrate how our courses deliver against real-world business needs, and give people the skills and knowledge that they need to deliver comprehensive, effective social media marketing.

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The awards also set a standard to aspire to. By ‘competing’ with others and sharing what we do, we keep the learning and development profession continually improving (as it should be!), and by doing this, we create better learning.

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Award submissions take time to prepare. All the SMC team are involved in reviewing what we’re doing and showcasing our courses. They’re a lot of work, but the payoff is really for the learners – as we get better at what we do, they get better learning experiences.

So … we’re stoked to be participating in the awards programs of the Australian Institute of Training and Development and LearnX.

We’re over the moon to reach the finalist stage in three categories for the 2020 awards with the Social Media Marketing Intensive (self-paced and LIVE). And we’re nervous, waiting for the winners to be announced!

AITD Excellence Awards 2020

The AITD Excellence Awards recognise achievement in learning and development. Competition is high and the judging process is rigorous to ensure only the best submissions walk away with an award. ?

Best Blended Learning Solution

Social Media College | Social Media Marketing Intensive LIVE

AITD Excellence Awards Finalist 2020

LearnX Live! Learning Awards 2020

The LearnX Live! Awards attract the leading learning and training industry organisations in Australia. Winning a LearnX award is a triumph of talent.

Best Online Learning Model

Social Media College | Social Media Marketing Intensive Self-Paced

LearnX Live! Learning Awards finalist 2020

Best Extensive Virtual Training Workshop Strategy

Social Media College | Social Media Marketing Intensive LIVE

LearnX Live! Learning Awards finalist 2020

A massive congratulations to our Senior Learning Designer Neil Von Heupt and our entire learning team at Social Media College. The competition is high. Wish us luck. ?

Contact our team to learn more about our courses, and become a social media expert today.

Jonathon Tanner

Jonathon Tanner

Co-CEO and Co-Founder

Co-CEO and Co-Founder of SMC, earned Social Media Educator of the Year from SMMI. With vast experience in social media strategy and content marketing, he's also a co-founder of other businesses. Specialising in growth strategy, Jon has a background in management consulting specialising in M&A.

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