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Learner Voice Survey

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  • Release date: 14 December 2016
  • Period covered: 2013-2015
This report provides an all-Wales learners’ perspective across the four post-16 learning sectors i.e. Further Education, Work-Based Learning, Adult Community Learning, and Welsh for Adults.

The survey took place annually between 2013 and 2015 and a report summarising results over this period has been published.

Key findings

  • Learners across Wales are very positive about their learning experience. Consistently across every year of the survey, 85% of learners have rated their experience as either ‘good’ or ‘very good’.  
  • Learners are most likely to mention their course and progress in learning, and the help and support they receive as the things they like best about their course or training.
  • Across the three years of the survey 12% of learners said they felt nothing could be improved.  45% of learners suggested that the teaching and learning they receive could be improved. 41% of learners felt that the facilities at their college or provider could be improved.
  • The proportion of learners who were offered the opportunity to learn in Welsh or bilingually had risen over the course of the survey, from 45 per cent in years 1 and 2 to 49 per cent in year three. 
The report provides analysis of the survey for different sectors, ethnic groups, and for learners with learning difficulties. An analysis of the changing views and expectations of learners who had participated in all three years at the same provider is also provided.  


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