Black Country & Marches Institute

sponsoring Apprentice of The Year

Black Country & Marches Institute

sponsoring Apprentice of The Year

The Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology is a major new development based at the heart of the Black Country in Dudley, which opened for students in September.

The IoT offers a wide range of high quality technical education programmes with clear pathways to skilled jobs in the following transformational sectors:

  • Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Modern Methods of Construction
  • Medical Engineering and Healthcare
  • Digital Technologies

Specialising in higher level technical education programmes and apprenticeships, the new employer-led institute brings together the training offer of Dudley College of Technology in collaboration with key partners including University of Wolverhampton, University of Worcester, In-Comm Training Services and Avensys UK. This means the IoT can offer non-traditional progression routes to degree level programmes that are flexible and allow learners to study whilst in work.

By providing industry-led training that is designed by employers with clear career progression routes to skilled jobs the institute is helping employers develop the work force they need for business success.

About our sponsor

Built as one of only 12 Institutes of Technology nationally, the £22 million campus in Dudley was developed as part of the government’s £170m drive to develop higher-level skills across the UK, with £17.36m of funding secured for the institute through the Department for Education programme and a further £2m from the West Midlands Combined Authority.


There are a number of ways employers can get involved with BCIoT as a route for meeting your workforce needs, because our students leave us with the skills you’re searching for.


You can visit the Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology to take a tour of our facilities, and see what we have to offer. Simply book a visit with one of our team by emailing:


Or why not offer a work experience placement to one of our students? Placements can be tailored to your organisation and students can contribute to live projects or simply absorb experience.


If you are looking to recruit an Apprentice we can cut the costs of finding new employees.


And we can completely tailor make a course to your business needs.


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Email our friendly advisors on or call 01384 363 808.