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.
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.