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Prestigious UK Honour for Dudley College of Technology

Mar 05 2020
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Prestigious UK Honour for Dudley College of Technology

In a glittering ceremony held at Buckingham Palace, Dudley College of Technology has received a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Education. The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes are granted by Her Majesty the Queen, and are a UK-wide award recognising excellence, innovation and public benefit in work carried out by UK colleges and universities. The Prizes are the highest national Honour awarded in UK further and higher education.

Mayor opens Dudley construction training centre to help local people get jobs in the industry

Jan 10 2020
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Mayor opens Dudley construction training centre to help local people get jobs in the industry

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 selected for the award of a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Education

Nov 21 2019
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Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Education LogoDudley 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.

Major investment earmarked for Dudley

Sep 06 2019
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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.

New Engineering Academy sets learners on a pathway to success

Sep 04 2019
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New Engineering Academy sets learners on a pathway to success

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.

College celebrates successful GCSE retake results

Aug 22 2019
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College celebrates successful GCSE retake results

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.

Top A level results for Dudley Sixth students

Aug 15 2019
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Top A level results for Dudley Sixth students

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.

College addresses audit issues and shares lessons learnt with the sector

Jul 05 2019
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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.