We are Outstanding, We are Dudley

Dudley Advance are a Made in the Midlands Gold Member

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Dudley College of Technology is one of the UK’s leading FE colleges. We are an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Grade 1 provider. We deliver a wide range of high quality Apprenticeships and commercial training across England to employers who want to upgrade the skills and qualifications of their workforce.

Partnering with employers to enhance the growth of talent and skills in manufacturing and engineering

Rated by Ofsted as Outstanding in 2017, Dudley College of Technology brings first-class engineering training facilities to the region and is designed with employers and learners in mind. It’s specialist facilities were created by an Advisory board made up of leading employers from the engineering and manufacturing sector, so that the training delivered is what local employers need to upskill their workforce. We were proud to receive the Queens Anniversary Prize for Education in 2019 in recognition of the way that we have brought technical education back to life and have helped to drive the regional skills agenda.

At a cost of £9 million, Dudley Advance our Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technology offers 2,800m2 of specialist teaching space spread over four floors. The building contains facilities for the study of engineering and advanced manufacturing including mechatronics, electrical engineering and engineering science, as well as traditional machine tool based engineering and CNC.

We find, recruit and train apprentices and offer training solutions tailored to employers needs

We offer Apprenticeships at intermediate, advanced and higher levels to include:

  • Machinist
  • Toolmaker
  • Product Design and Development
  • Technical Support
  • CAD
  • Fabrication and Welding
  • Maintenance  
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Lean Manufacturing

We are able to access funding to help you cover up to 100% of the cost of training an apprentice. You will also be entitled to up to £3000 in government incentives for employing an apprentice!

We also offer short courses for professional and technical upskilling include:

  • Abrasive wheels
  • Computer aided design (CAD)
  • CNC programming
  • Welding MIG and TIG
  • Understanding hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • PLC programming
  • Mandatory short courses


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Inclusivity Campaign

Members who have attended workshops on inclusion in the workplace and improving workplace mental health gain the inclusivity badge. To learn more about becoming a member of the Made in Group inclusivity campaign visit www.madeequal.com

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6 Priory Rd, Dudley, Dudley, DY1 4AD
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