30 Meaningful Training Feedback Survey Questions

Last updated on
September 5, 2023
Employees give feedback during an office training session.

Uncovering the impact of a training session isn't just a matter of intuition or guesswork; it's about gathering tangible data to weigh its usefulness. A well-devised training questionnaire can be a reliable tool for this evaluation. And a post-training feedback survey doesn't just serve as a pat on the back or an avenue for critique; it's a roadmap for genuine improvement.

This page delves into six different facets to focus on when constructing your survey; content and relevance, trainer effectiveness, the learning environment, participant engagement, skill application and retention, and overall satisfaction and suggestions for improvement. Each area has been allotted a selection of questions that can serve as your investigatory guide.

These questions aim to probe into the essential elements that determine a training programme's success. By adopting a holistic approach in your survey, you're not just gathering data; you're setting the cornerstone for enriched, effective training experiences to come.

Example training feedback questions

Training content and relevance

1. Did the training topics align with your current job requirements?

2. How clearly were the objectives of the training stated?

3. Was the material presented in a manner that was easy to grasp?

4. Would you say the course material is out of date or current?

5. Were the provided handouts or digital materials useful?

Trainer effectiveness

6. Did the trainer display ample knowledge of the subject?

7. How well did the trainer answer your questions?

8. Did the trainer maintain a balanced pace throughout the session?

9. Was the trainer successful in keeping the session interactive?

10. On a scale of 1-5, how would you rate the trainer's clarity of expression?

Learning environment

11. Was the training room comfortable and adequately equipped?

12. If online, did the platform used run smoothly without technical hitches?

13. Was the lighting, temperature, and general ambiance conducive to learning?

14. Was there enough space for everyone to sit comfortably?

15. Were all necessary resources readily available?

Participant engagement

16. Were you given opportunities to interact with other participants?

17. How relevant were the exercises and activities?

18. Did you feel like your attention was sustained throughout the training?

19. Did you have enough time to absorb the material presented?

20. Were your thoughts and ideas encouraged during discussions?

Skill application and retention

21. How confident do you feel in applying the skills you've learned?

22. Do you believe this training will improve your job performance?

23. Were there key takeaways that you can implement immediately?

24. Did the training include any follow-up resources or steps for ongoing learning?

25. On a scale of 1-5, how much new information do you feel you've acquired?

Overall satisfaction and suggestions for improvement

26. How satisfied are you with the overall training experience?

27. Would you recommend this training to a colleague?

28. What is one thing that you think should be added to the training?

29. Is there something specific that you believe should be omitted?

30. Any additional comments or suggestions for improvement?

Use our training feedback template

Use our training feedback survey template to get started quickly. Pre-populated with a sample of 12 common questions, it can be used as is or adapted to your feedback needs.

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