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.
BMet, Dudley College of Technology and Halesowen College are pleased to announce changes to further education delivery in Stourbridge and the Black Country which will ensure that all students and applicants continue to receive an excellent learning experience.
The Secretary of State for Education has today approved a bid led by Dudley College of Technology to create an Institute of Technology (IoT) as part of a new wave of government funded skills institutions. After an exhaustive procurement process the project has moved to the ‘pre-award stage’ which in effect gives it the green-light to go ahead.
Dudley College of Technology today confirmed it has provided 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. The College was notified of concerns of late withdrawals by EFSA in December 2018 and immediately began an investigation appointing RSM to undertake an advisory audit conducted in agreement with the Agency. The advisory audit was completed in January and RSM reported their findings to the College’s Audit Committee and ESFA in March 2019.
Following the recent termination of its work in Saudi Arabia due to ongoing delays in receiving payments for activity that had been undertaken under the College of Excellence programme, Dudley College of Technology is pleased to acknowledge the full-payment of all outstanding debts.
Dudley College of Technology is disappointed to announce that we are discontinuing our work with Colleges of Excellence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. On-going delays in receiving timely contractual payments have lead us to reach this difficult decision. It is a great shame as our work in Saudi Arabia has been both profitable and impactful, especially on the lives of young women in the Kingdom.
Margot James, Minister of State for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport was at Dudley College of Technology to launch a major new Creative Careers Programme and a raft of initiatives, to boost creative businesses across the West Midlands, Greater Manchester and the West of England during a recent visit.
HE Graduation 2018 saw almost three hundred people celebrate the achievements of Dudley College of Technology graduates at our annual higher education ceremony. With students graduating in over 30 programmes of study, staff, family, friends and members of the college’s corporation all came together to share in their success.
The Principals of the six colleges in the Black Country came together today with their local MPs to celebrate the valuable work that is being done in the further education (FE) sector to transform the skills of young people and adults living across the local area. The meeting was the culmination of a range of activities locally and nationally which have been part of the Association of Colleges (AoC) campaign, under the umbrella title of the “Love our Colleges” which has called on government to invest more in colleges and their staff.