Effective Questioning Elearning Modules

We ask questions all the time, but not always effectively. When it comes to training, it's essential that you're getting the right answers from your learners.


Course Overview

As one of the most common methods of checking learner understanding, effective questioning techniques are an integral part of the learning cycle, ensuring that the training continues to meet the employees' requirements throughout the session.

The EssentialsPlus Effective Questioning is a 60 minute elearning module that will give your coaches, trainers and mentors the skills they need to ask questions effectively, ultimately enhancing learning outcomes for those receiving the training.

On completion of the module, learners will be presented with a final summative assessment covering the Effective Questioning learning outcomes. If the 100% pass rate is not achieved, the learner will be steered back through the specific topics that they need to revise, using our Guided Revision functionality.

Effective questioning is a skill that we can all learn and, used properly, can be an adaptable and powerful assessment method.


Learning Outcomes

After completing the module, your employees will be able to:

  • Identify the features of effective questioning
  • Consider where and when to use effective questioning to support learning
  • Identify when to use different questioning techniques
  • Create effective questions and understand the benefits they bring to the assessor, learner and organisation.


Accredited Off-the-Shelf Elearning

Adding value for your learners, this course is certified for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and has been commended by City & Guilds.

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Effective questioning is the keystone to ensuring the four stages of the learning cycle are assessed and continue to meet the needs of the member of staff. So how do you embed effective questioning into the learning cycle?

Effective questioning takes planning. Your questions need to be designed to meet your objectives, closed questions provide measured facts, scaled questions provide measurable responses, open questions provide substance and information.

It is critical that your planning solution stage devoted time to planning and designing your questions for each part of your delivery programme.

Initial assessment

Effective questioning identifies the start point as it provides an insight into the level of learning that is required to supplement and build on the existing skill and knowledge set of the learner.

Formative assessment

Questioning is a great delivery tool as it engages and motivates learners. It also enables the trainer to measure how effective their teaching has been.

Summative assessment

Evaluation confirms the level of knowledge and understanding gained against the goals and targets set.

Questioning is an effective and adaptable assessment method, whether it is in a summative or formative setting.