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Dudley College School Leavers Open Day

Nov 04 2014

Dudley College will be holding an Open day on Saturday 8 November from 10am - 2pm for prospective students. If you are leaving school next summer the Open Day is a perfect opportunity to visit the Learning Quarter, which offers learners from across the borough access to unrivalled facilities and skills development opportunities.

The college offers a wide range and work-related courses at different levels, so whatever your grades, we'll have something to suit you. You can also find out about Apprenticeships which give you the opportunity to study for a qualification whilst working and earning.

School leavers looking to train in engineering and manufacturing can tour Dudley Advance, the new £9 million Centre for Advance Manufacturing and Engineering Technology. The new training centre is kitted out with cutting-edge and traditional engineering equipment and IT suites, and provides a fantastic environment to study conventional and new types of manufacturing and engineering qualifications.

With lots of demos and opportunities to try out a trade, visitors will be able to have a go at being an air steward on our very own airplane, try out our Apple Macs design packages, do some 3D modelling and laser cutting with our engineering department or test their fitness levels with a workout in the college fitness suite.

Staff from our hair and beauty department will help you try out your styling skills, and the college construction team have laid on demonstrations so you can try your hand at many of the trades they offer courses in.

Lowell Williams, Principal at the college said "Our Open Days are always popular as they are a great way of finding out first hand what's on offer at the college. I'd encourage anyone who's considering their options to call in on Saturday and find out what vocational training and A levels we offer. The Open Day is very informal and parents, family and friends are more than welcome to come along."

Visitors will be able to have a look at the state-of-the-art learning environments with the latest technology, easy-to-access resources to support study, and lively, modern places for students to relax during their free lesson time, including the new sports hall, fitness suite, theatre and hair and beauty salon in Evolve.

If you are looking to study A levels, then Dudley Sixth on Ednam Road will also be open. Dudley Sixth has an unashamed focus on academic excellence by offering over thirty-six AS and A2 levels in a range of different subjects, from maths to media, languages to law and sports to science, backed up by outstanding support and teaching. Students studying at Dudley Sixth will also have access to the sport resources, theatre and other facilities housed within Dudley Learning Quarter, the new campus area in the centre of the town.