FE choices: learner satisfaction survey – sample size calculator
Helps providers calculate the minimum number of responses to the survey that is needed to guarantee a valid score.
MS Excel Spreadsheet, 28.8KB
This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.
The learner satisfaction survey is an opportunity for existing learners to rate their learning or training. This helps future learners make informed choices about where to study or train.
The FE choices learner satisfaction survey for 2016 to 2017 runs from 31 October 2016 to 7 April 2017. We strongly recommend that all your learners are given the opportunity to take part.
To obtain a score the number of your learners responding must represent a sufficiently large sample of all the in-scope learners in your organisation during the survey period. The minimum number that will be needed to guarantee a valid score is based on the sample size required to give 95% confidence that the score is accurate to +/-3%. The calculator will help you to estimate this figure. You are encouraged to aim for a sample well above this minimum figure in case of invalid or duplicate responses.
Published: 26 February 2014
Updated: 11 October 2016
- Updated information about the learner satisfaction survey 2016 to 2017.
- Updated FE Choices learner satisfaction survey information.
- Updated learner satisfaction survey guidance for 2014 to 2015.
- First published.