A new construction plant training centre at Dudley College of Technology will help unemployed local people start a new career in the industry, thanks to funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). The centre in Brierley Hill will give adults the skills they need to work on major infrastructure projects in the region, such as the Midland Metro expansion, new business parks and cycle routes.
Dudley College of Technology has today been awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Education. The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes recognise outstanding work by UK colleges and universities that shows quality and innovation and delivers real benefit to the wider world and public through education and training. The Prizes are the highest national Honour awarded in UK further and higher education.
Dudley College of Technology, one of the country’s highest performing further education colleges, has today announced the appointment of Neil Thomas as its new Chief Executive & Principal.
Rt Hon Gavin Williamson Secretary of State for Education visited the college yesterday (12 September) to see first-hand the work we are doing to support young people to gain the skills they need to forge great careers.
The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government has today announced that Dudley is one of a select band of towns in the running for a share of the £3.6 billion Towns Fund. 100 localities are being invited to submit proposals for investment opportunities to transform local areas. Dudley is set to receive £25m towards the creation of a University Centre to complement other new developments in the area including the Institute of Transformational Technologies (IOT), which work began on in July this year.
Dudley College of Technology has launched a new initiative enrolling the first cohort of 29 students into their new Engineering & Manufacturing Academy. The Academy which has been set up with the backing of local employers is designed to help identify young, talented engineers and help bridge the skills gap for employers across the region.
Dudley College of Technology is celebrating another successful year of helping hundreds of learners to secure successful grades (grade 9-4 / as was A* -C), in their GCSE resits, with 60% of learners achieving top grades in English and 44% in mathematics. All subjects are now assessed under the new examination system which sees all results grade on a scale of 9 -1 with grade 4 being equivalent to the grade C which is traditionally seen as a pass.
Dudley Sixth College students have again excelled in their A Level studies, with an overall pass rate of 99% - part of an upward trend for the college’s results over the last three years. With more than 1400 individual entries the number of students achieving the highest grades also increased with a 75% pass rate at grades A*-C, a 7% increase on the previous year.
Download the full RSM report: RSM, Dudley College of Technology RSM review June 2019
Download the full action plan: Dudley College Apprenticeship Compliance Action Plan 2019
In March this year it was widely reported that Dudley College of Technology had made provision in its accounts to return funds to the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) following a review of the late withdrawal of apprentices and work placed learners in 2015/16 and 2016/17. This matter was publicised and the college committed to addressing all issues working with an independent audit advisor RSM to conduct an external review.
Dudley College of Technology is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Centre Manager contract for the Waltham Forest Council-led Construction Training Centre in Leyton, East London. Working in partnership with Simian Risk, the Uk’s leading scaffolding training provider, the college will take over the day-to-day running of the centre, which was previously run by CITB as part of its raft of raining centres across the country. The new centre to be known as Advance – Technical Engineering and Construction Training Centre, will offer full-cost, full-funded and Apprenticeship training to residents and businesses across the southern regions.