Amy Hill (aged 18) is set to start a new life working in an orphanage in Kimberley South Africa, having found a new focus thanks to the support and mentoring she has received from the Talent Match programme delivered at Dudley College of Technology. Talent Match is a service that helps young people struggling with a range of issues that are keeping them from employment or further study deal with them and move on in life.
Dudley College of Technology is celebrating another successful year of helping hundreds of learners to secure successful grades in their GCSE resits results with an overall success rate for all learners of 55% grade A*-C in mathematics, whilst under the new numerical grading system 71% of students achieved grade 9-4 in English.
Dudley Sixth College students have again excelled in their A Level studies, with an overall pass rate of 98% showing a consistent picture with last year’s results. With more than 1400 individual entries with a high percentage of them achieving higher grades.
Dudley College is delighted to announce that we are now a select member of the National Training Partnership for rail. The National Training Partnership creates a UK wide education and training supply chain to deliver apprenticeships and professional development to the UK rail industry.
Dudley College is celebrating adding even more awards to its prize cabinet having scooped up two top accolades at this year’s Education Awards. At a glittering ceremony held at Edgbaston Stadium Lowell Williams, Principal of Dudley College, was named Educational Leader of the Year and Dudley College’s Peter Jones Academy was recognised for continuing to grow the number of students engaged in successful enterprise activities by being crowned Entrepreneurial Education Establishment of the Year.
College’s Peter Jones Enterprise Academy student: Jack Brookes is celebrating a double award win after being named National Entrepreneur of the Year and also securing the top prize at the Making Business Happen Awards in in less than 48 hours!
Black Country Colleges are working together to offer a unique range of taster experiences for young people thanks to a £34 million funding initiative. Starting Monday July 3rd. Dudley College, Halesowen College, Sandwell College, Walsall College and City of Wolverhampton College are all running a week-long packed programme of events for Black Country residents aged 16 to 18 and not currently employed.
Dudley College of Technology has been awarded Ofsted’s prestigious ‘outstanding’ rating following an inspection of the college on 25-26 January 2017 and 17-19 May 2017. In total the college received an ‘outstanding’ grade in seven of the eight key areas reviewed and a further ‘good’ in the eighth, culminating in an ‘overall effectiveness’ grade of ‘outstanding’.
Dudley College is pleased to announce a new exciting partnership with Calderdale College to deliver training to meet the needs of local businesses The Workforce Development initiative will target small and medium sized (SME) businesses based in the Black Country and offer fully-funded training to employers to allow them to upskill their staff. Individuals will be able to improve their existing skills and knowledge through work-based learning thereby leading to enhanced career opportunities The programme is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and co-financed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
Dudley College students who have returned from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Kruger National Park to study the wildlife of South Africa, have vowed to return to help build a school in Hoedspruit in Limpopo Province.