Dudley DY1 4AD
Welcome to Advance II
Located in the Dudley Learning Quarter, the Advance II centre of excellence was created in partnership with leading construction companies who are embracing new technologies to deliver skills development in high level building services engineering, civil engineering, construction design and building information modelling.
Supported by the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growth Deal and with a focus on higher level Apprenticeships, Level 3+ qualifications and progression to degree level courses, the centre is supporting the modernisation of skills development across the construction industry.
Well-equipped teaching areas kitted out with high-tech equipment, computers and software sit alongside large, practical spaces for hands-on skills development.
A stand-out feature of Dudley Advance II is our four-storey high ‘hangar’ where students are taught the practical know-how required for fabricating and assembling buildings using the latest available technologies. Adjacent to this huge open space is a five-storey tower which houses a variety of classrooms, a learning resource centre and recreational and study spaces.
We also have our ‘digital centre’ in which BIM and digital environment software packages are demonstrated and taught.
Further facilities include a ‘carbon-friendly technology centre’ where students acquire skills in, among other things, the installation of air source heat pumps and photo-voltaic technologies, and a ‘construction manufacturing and fabrication centre’ where they develop their building engineering skills.
Each college campus specialises in particular subject specialisms. Advance II houses fantastic learning facilities for:
- Fabrication & Welding
- Construction & Building Technologies
- Electrical Installation
Along with state-of-the-art learning facilities, the campus also offers facilities to provide a great experience while studying at college, including:
- Digital centre for BIM
- Carbon-friendly technology centre
- Four-storey ‘internal building site’, The Hangar
- High-tech laboratories
- CAD/CAM facilities
- IT learning centre
- Recreational and study spaces
- Stir bistro (next door at Enhance campus)