Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2020 - 2023

Strategic Plan 2020 - 2023

Our new blueprint for the next phase of Dudley College of Technology’s development, aptly named "Forging Ahead – A Strategic Plan for Dudley College of Technology 2020-23" sets out our ambitions for the future, to ensure we continue to provide all learners with an exceptional educational experience as the bedrock to their future careers. In the plan we describe our priorities for the future at both institutional and departmental level. The plan is a result of a lengthy period of consultation with both external partners and staff and students as they will play a vital role in its implementation. The strategic plan will be underpinned by a more detailed implementation plan which will be approved by the college’s governors and overseen by a programme board chaired by the college’s Chief Executive Officer.

What's in the plan...

Dudley College of Technology has played a pivotal role in the provision of vocational and technical education in Dudley Borough and the wider Black Country for over 150 years.

The college has been on a remarkable journey over the last twelve years. In 2007 the college was graded inadequate by Ofsted, with failing financial health, facilities and resources unfit for purpose and an uncertain strategic future. Today the college is graded as an ‘outstanding’ provider and is widely recognised as one of the highest performing general further education colleges in the country.

The journey from inadequate to outstanding has been planned carefully. We place a great emphasis on considered strategic planning and turning strategy into action. Delivering our strategic ambitions over recent years has not been easy, nor without risk. This plan again sets out our ambitions for the future. We recognise that the road ahead is a challenging one.

Over the life of our previous strategic plan, we delivered an investment in our estate of some £60m, predominantly from the college’s own funds and through prudential borrowing. This has provided us with excellent technical facilities but has required careful management of our finances. This plan sets out further ambitious estate development whilst recognising the need to maximise returns from prior investments, to rebuild cash reserves and securely maintain good financial health into the future.

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