Surveys and Learner Voice

At Stockton Learning and Skills Service, we deeply value the opinions and feedback of our learners. We believe that every individual who learns with us or has an apprentice under our guidance deserves to have their voice heard. We encourage and appreciate your active participation in providing us with your valuable feedback.Your feedback is crucial to us as it helps us understand your needs, expectations, and experiences. By sharing your thoughts and suggestions, you contribute to the continuous improvement of our services, ensuring that we meet your requirements and deliver a positive learning experience.We are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment where everyone feels empowered to express their opinions openly. Your voice matters to us, and we strive to foster an atmosphere that encourages dialogue, collaboration, and growth.Whether it's through surveys, discussions, or other feedback channels, we actively seek input from our learners. We take your feedback seriously and use it to enhance our programs, teaching methods, and overall learning provision. By actively engaging in this process, you play an essential role in shaping the future of our service.We genuinely appreciate your willingness to share your thoughts and experiences with us. Together, we can create a vibrant and responsive learning community that meets the needs of all our learners. Thank you for being an integral part of Stockton Learning and Skills Service, and we look forward to hearing your voice.


Short course survey

If you have completed a short course (less than 10 weeks) please complete the short course survey.

Learner survey

Complete the learner survey

ILP survey

Complete the ILP survey

Employer survey

If you are an Employer, please complete the employer review survey.



"The Learner Forum lets you tell us what Stockton Learning and Skills Service is doing well, what we can improve and what new things we should be thinking about.

If you're a learner enrolled on a course with Stockton Council Learning and Skills Service  then you can apply to join the forum. We're looking for learners from all backgrounds and levels, any age and experience. We'll provide you with the support to feel confident in your role."  - Kevin Cooper Chair of the Learner Voice Forum

What will the Learner Forum do?

  • Let you make suggestions of what could go into learning programmes
  • Help staff evaluate information from learner surveys and participation reports
  • Allow you to meet and share experiences and ideas with other learners and staff
  • Let you voice your concerns and ensure we respond appropriately to the issues raised
  • Help ensure accessibility by road testing evaluation forms, systems and changes in policy, etc 
  • Provide an ongoing consultation role for staff and the governing body
  • Provide up to date and in-depth information from Adult Learning staff on new initiatives, resources and services

How often does the forum meet?

The forums take place once a term and are currently held online via Microsoft Teams.

The benefits to you of being a member

Taking part in a forum and acting as a Learner representative will help you develop confidence and communication skills.

It's a voluntary role and experience as a forum member will enhance your CV . You'll also make a positive contribution to the development of the Stockton Learning and Skills Service.

Who attends the meetings?

The Learner Services Manager, Learner Forum Chair, learner representatives and staff, depending on the topics for discussion.

To join the Learner Voice Forum,  email or ask your tutor to email on your behalf.