What do participants say about our training events...
The project has one year left to run and at this stage we thought you all might be as interested as we are in what participants are saying about the quality and relevance of our training events and courses.
We collect feedback forms from each event, which include questions and space to add comments. Here is a summary of responses.
Q 1. Did the course meet your expectations?
Across our training courses all of our respondents answered either ‘definitely' or ‘yes' to this question.
Our course with the highest number of events and attendees, Foundation Poultry Health and Welfare, averaged 70.5% of delegates saying that it definitely did and the rest saying simply, YES!
The most successful course for meeting your expectations was the Advanced Rodent Control, receiving an 80% ‘definitely' response. Followed, in second place by the HSE approved Emergency First Aid at Work for Poultry Farmers with 74.3% of participants responding ‘definitely'.
Q2. Was the course set at appropriate level?
Again responses across the courses were positive with 48.1% of respondents saying ‘definitely' and the majority of the rest saying ‘yes'. Eight respondents indicated that some of the earlier evening conferences the project has supported were ‘not really' at the right level; the good thing is that these were followed with comments like "Make it more relevant to the producer", which we have done, with more recent conferences all receiving very positive feedback.
Q4. Was the course well prepared?
With a clear lead, the response to this question was ‘definitely', again with no negative responses.
Q5. Did you feel able to participate?
Also, no negative responses, which is really important to us as we want our training to be demand led and respond to participant's needs. Positive comments tying into this question included, ‘Felt able to ask questions' and ‘Good that the trainer adapted to participants questions'.
Wayne Simmons, Project Manager says "The first bit of good news is that across the board the project is receiving very positive feedback from participants. The second bit of good news is that participants are willing to tell us what more they want, which is excellent because this means we can make training as relevant and enjoyable for them as it can be".
We are always looking for feedback and suggestions from participants and if you would like to get in touch with us about the project you can contact email@example.com
We are also looking for participant case studies to show the wider reaching benefits of the project for layer and game bird businesses. You can see existing project case studies here and if you would like to be a case study we would love to hear from you.