Dudley College

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Dudley College of Technology
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Main campus
Address
The Broadway

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DY1 4AS

Coordinates52°30′54″N 2°04′59″W / 52.515°N 2.083°W / 52.515; -2.083Coordinates: 52°30′54″N 2°04′59″W / 52.515°N 2.083°W / 52.515; -2.083
Information
TypeFurther Education
Established1936 (current site)
1926 - Dudley Technical College
1862 - Dudley Mechanics' Institute[1]
Local authorityDudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Department for Education URN130475 Tables
OfstedReports
PrincipalLowell Williams[2]
GenderMixed
Age16+
Colour(s)        
Website

Dudley College of Technology is a further and higher education college based in Dudley, England. The college’s history dates to 1862 when the Dudley Public Hall and Mechanics Institute was first built. Since that date the college has continued to provide technical and vocational education. In June 2017 Ofsted rated the college as an outstanding provider. In total the college received an 'outstanding' grade in seven of the eight key areas reviewed and a further 'good' in the eighth, culminating in an 'overall effectiveness' grade of 'outstanding'.[3]

History[edit]

In 1862 the Dudley Public Hall and Mechanics Institute was built. In 1896 additional accommodation in Stafford Street was acquired and the institution became Dudley Technical school - renamed the Dudley Technical College in 1928.

1931 building works began to relocate the college on a five acre site at the Broadway which was officially opened in 1936. This site was further expanded to include facilities for the training in Electrical Engineering, Metallurgy and Meteorology.

In 1966 the college became the sole responsibility of Dudley Council. A period of further expansion took place during the 1960s and 1970s with facilities for Motor Vehicle and Hydraulic training being created. In 1973 HRH Duchess of Kent opened an additional center at Brierley Hill for skills training for the glass industry.

In 2002, Dudley College acquired the University of Wolverhampton's campus at Castle View in the Eve Hill area of Dudley. The newer buildings were retained as part of the college, but the oldest building (dating from 1905) was demolished and is now occupied by a development of private houses and flats.

In recent years the college has continued to expand to meet increased demand with the creation of the Dudley Learning Quarter encompassing Dudley Evolve and Dudley Sixth, Aspire Living and Aspire Works as well as bespoke centres for Engineering and Built Technologies named Advance I and Advance II. The Learning Quarter also hosts a 3G all weather football complex, which is used by students and the wider community.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dudley College Guide". University and College guides. The Telegraph. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  2. ^ "About Us - Senior Management Team". Dudley College of Technology website. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  3. ^ enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk, Ofsted Communications Team. (2010-11-05). "Find an inspection report". reports.ofsted.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-10-13.