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Minister Opens Landmark Institute of Technology to Boost Skills in Dudley

Oct 22 2021
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The highly anticipated Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology (BCIoT) in Dudley, received Ministerial seal of approval with Rt Hon. Michelle Donelan Minister of State for Higher and Further Education officially opening the government’s flagship new centre.

Built as one of only 12 IoTs nationally, the £22 million scheme on Castle Hill was developed as part of the government’s £170 million drive to develop higher-level skills across the UK, with £17.36m of funding secured for the institute through the Department for Education programme and a further £2m from the West Midlands Combined Authority.

Dudley College and students celebrate their outstanding achievements after challenging year

Aug 10 2021
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Dudley College and students celebrate their outstanding achievements after challenging year

After a difficult two years in which they experienced severe disruption to their studies because of the impact of the pandemic Dudley Sixth College students are once more celebrating their A level results, with an overall pass rate of 99.8% and 100% pass rate in 31 of the 32 subjects studied, in what has been a unique year for staff and students alike.

New Youth Hub in Dudley helps young people to benefit from training and career opportunities

Jul 09 2021
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Young people from Dudley are to benefit from a package of support to give them access to training and career opportunities, thanks to a new youth hub in the Merry Hill Centre.

The hub at Black Country Skills Shop, which is part of Dudley College of Technology, offers practical advice and support to young people aged 16-29 who are unemployed or at risk of losing their job, or leaving school, college or university.

Dudley College of Technology hosts WorldSkills UK International Summit

May 20 2021
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Dudley College of Technology was delighted to host the WorldSkills UK International Summit at its Inspired Campus in Brierley Hill on Wednesday 19th May. The five-hour summit with the theme: Skills for Growth was aimed at educators, employers and government officials, in order to develop a deeper understanding as to how skills can be the key to economic recovery in a “post pandemic future”.

Dudley Lecturer named FE Teacher of the Year

Dec 01 2020
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Dudley College of Technology photography lecturer Phil Brooks, has been named as FE lecturer of the Year; in the Pearson National Teaching Awards.

This massive honour is well deserved by Phil, who clinched the award on the basis not only of his excellent classroom teaching but because of the wider contribution he makes to the community by harnessing his own skills and that of his students to work on a broad range of community projects. Projects such as: the production of “Bostin Bites” a fund raising cook book for Dudley’s Mayoral charities, open water swimming across the sixth largest lake in England which raised funds for Mind and is annual support for Remembrance working with the Royal British Legion and Dudley Songsters.

Dudley College of Technology Lecturer Honoured in UK Celebration of Teaching

Sep 21 2020
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Dudley College of Technology Lecturer Honoured in UK Celebration of Teaching

Dudley College of Technology’s Photography Lecturer Phil Brooks has been honoured with a Silver Award for the FE Lecturer of the Year. Selected from thousands of nominations, Phil is now in the running to win the highly prestigious Pearson National FE Teacher of the Year. This ceremony, entitled ‘Britain’s Classroom Heroes’ will be broadcast on the BBC later in the year.  

Dudley College has strong GCSE performance amidst more uncertainty for vocational qualifications

Aug 20 2020
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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 63.4% of learners achieving top grades in English and 41.5% in mathematics. This is a slightly improved picture on last year as 61.5% of learners achieved equivalent grades in English and 40.4% in mathematics.