Dudley College receives a Quality Award from Pete Waterman during National Apprenticeships Week

The unionlearn Quality Award is awarded to providers in the learning world who are committed to working with trade unions. Awards are made to providers who demonstrate that unions and union learners are considered in the design, development and delivery of courses and programmes. Those providers achieving the unionlearn Quality Award will be included on the unionlearn website which receives over two million hits per month.

Dr Pete Waterman, OBE DL , said: 'I am delighted to present the unionlearn Quality Award to Dudley College in recognition of its work with trade unions. Dudley College is playing an important role in raising skills levels throughout the region and helping individuals to develop their full potential. I am really pleased to be making this award for the College's work on apprenticeships -an area I am very passionate about.'

Lowell Williams, Principal of Dudley College said: 'Dudley College is delighted to have the opportunity to support the unions, and are very proud to be recognised for this award by Unionlearn. Good quality training and staff development in the workplace is important for both employers and their staff. In difficult times working in effective partnerships brings benefits to all parties. We look forward to working together in the future.'

Tom Wilson, unionlearn Director said: 'I am delighted to see Dudley College receive the unionlearn Quality Award for its outstanding work. Unionlearn is working closely with education providers not only to encourage workplace learning, but also to champion quality apprenticeships. Working with employers, unions and colleges, we can play a large part in making apprenticeships accessible for all.'