The learner satisfaction survey 2011 to 2012, version 4, had over 400,000 responses and this provides an enormous potential information source for the sector.
At the current time, the results from the learner satisfaction are published at provider level, with a further breakdown by age band (16 to 18, 19+), gender and level of study.
New Challenges, New Chances articulated a commitment to make available quality information at more granular levels wherever possible (for example at sector subject area or course level rather than just provider level).
This report provides detailed learner satisfaction scores at sector subject area based on matching learner responses to the (Individualised Learner Record) ILR.
The report is intended to show that this approach represents a potentially useful and cost effective way forward for meeting the needs of the sector. The report will hopefully prompt further discussion and research into how a sector subject area measure could be further developed and the feasibility of including these scores in nationally published statistics.