Full Time Learners Aged 16-18 Years - Enrolments (Updated In-Year)
Enrolment of full-time learners aged 16-18 years is exceptionally strong, growing further on the high numbers experienced in 2016-17. The quality of provision, rising levels of learner satisfaction and the ongoing development of the Dudley Learning Quarter are all factors in our continued high levels of recruitment.
Full Time Learners Aged 16-18 Years - Enrolments (2015-16 Year-End)
2016-17 year-end data will be published in November 2017.
Engagement and participation rates
Learner engagement trend analysis
We have been successful in our drive to engage more young people in learning. Their participation in our programmes of study has increased dramatically over recent years, from 2,589 learners in 2011/12 to 3,852 learners in 2015/16, an increase of 49%. This growth is set against a backdrop of a shrinking population of young people aged 16-18 years, both in the Dudley borough and the surrounding areas.
There are a number of factors influencing this growth, none more so than the improving quality of our provision and the development of the Dudley Learning Quarter, which now provides firstclass specialist training facilities. This growth shows high levels of confidence in Dudley College and is vital both for the regional economy and our continued financial health.
Travel to Learn Map
The map shows the travel to learn pattern of our learners in 2015-16. The majority of learners are from the Dudley borough, as you would expect, with increasing numbers of learners looking to remain in Dudley to study rather than travel elsewhere. Our catchment area has extended slightly with an increase in recruitment from the schools in the west of the borough and on the border with Wolverhampton. We are pleased to be the first choice for many local learners and recognise the wider regional contribution we make to the lives of learners aged 16-18 years.