Medical Technologies

Medical technologies are products, services or solutions used to save and improve lives. If you scratched your knee as a child, you applied a plaster; if your eyesight become blurry, you get glasses. From covid tests to x-rays, medical technology is with you throughout your life and if you are unwell, diagnostics and medical devices help doctors and healthcare professionals improve your health as quickly as possible.

Should you need surgery, medical technologies will ensure you get the care you need in a way that is safe and minimally invasive; if your blood vessels become blocked, stents can help clear the way; if you are seriously ill, an MRI scan can find the cause; if you require monitoring, digital health tools can check your health status and communicate vital data to health professionals.

A medical device can be an instrument, apparatus, appliance, software, implant, reagent, material or other articles. From syringes and wheelchairs to cardiac pacemakers and medical imaging technologies (such as MRI, CT and X-ray machines), medical devices can play a range of roles in maintaining and restoring health.

The medical technology industry is one of Europe’s most diverse and innovative sectors. 

Computing & IT

Whether you have got what it takes to code the next big app, or you are a future innovator of computer science, there is a Computing course here at Dudley College to suit you. You can study everything from web design to desktop support, networking and games development.

Our courses are taught by experienced and certified lecturers. You will be able to master the skills required for careers in digital media, 3D printing, programming, networking, robotics and games development. As a College, we invest in staying current so that when you complete your studies you will be able to progress seamlessly into the computing industry.

We can offer you courses starting at Level 1 and progressing all the way through to degree-level, so whatever your goals, you can achieve them at Dudley College. Our students leave College with the skills necessary to gain employment in a wide range of areas, and past students have gone on to work in network management, website development, software engineering and systems support.

Performing Arts

Creative industries continued to power the growth of the UK’s workforce last year, adding new posts at twice the rate of the rest of the economy, according to official data. With an estimated 2,040,000 jobs – 75 percent of them outside London – the UK’s creative industries are developing new jobs faster than other sectors in the UK economy and you can be part of that growth.

Whether you’re looking to upskill for your current role, continue your professional development, increase your chances for employment or promotion, completely change career direction, or just want to take on a new challenge – studying a part-time creative course at Dudley College can really help you get ahead.

Health & Social Care

An apprenticeship in healthcare provides you with the best possible training to equip you with skills that are in high demand. You will have a full-time job and earn a wage, while also attending College alongside in order to gain a nationally recognised qualification and essential competencies.

Apprenticeship training is the ideal way to gain experience, apply your skills and make a difference to the lives of others. Whether you are already working in the industry and want to progress, or are looking to take your first step on the ladder, we offer a range of apprenticeship opportunities at a variety of levels.

Apprenticeships allow you to take the first steps into your healthcare career, or if you’re already employed in the sector and want to advance your skills, you can undertake an Apprenticeship with the support of your employer to progress your skills.


The automotive industry is a vital part of the UK economy – accounting for more than £77.5 billion turnover and employing over 800,000 people.

Over 1.3 million cars , 78,270 commercial vehicles and 2.5 million engines were built in the UK in 2019 and all of those vehicles then need maintaining and repairing so whether you’re looking to upskill for your current role, continue your professional development, increase your chances for employment or promotion, completely change career direction, or just want to take on a new challenge – studying a part-time course at Dudley College can really help you go further in life.

Health & Social Care

Did you know that the Health sector employs 1.7 million people in England and the number of adult social care jobs is expected to grow further to around 2.6 million by 2025?

Whether you want to work with adults with disabilities or health problems, or those needing other types of support, our health and social care courses will give you the knowledge and experience to carve out a career in the growing and rewarding care sector.

If you already have experience in this sector, you can improve your job prospects by building on your existing qualifications, by using your experience and knowledge to gain a formal qualification.