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Dudley Council the historic capital of the Black Country
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Saltwells Education Development Centre provides a focus for training and development for all areas of the Council and other organisations.

There is always a lot going on at Saltwells EDC. As Dudley's premier education and training, conference and seminar venue we are proud of our extensive facilities


  • Large conference suite (seats 175 people with audio system and induction loop)
  • 9 additional rooms for 12 to 60 people
  • All rooms have flip charts; video presenters and LCD projectors.
  • Internet access is available on request
  • Free car parking for 250 cars
  • Cafeteria and restaurant service
  • Easy access to ground floor rooms and toilet facilities
  • All rooms have natural daylight

Please note: Menus can be tailor-made to suit your requirements. Our two dining rooms are available for private lunches and dinners.


We are committed to the provision of high quality CPD as a key factor in: 

  • School improvements and effectiveness
  • Raising standards
  • Enhancing the quality of learning and teaching
  • Strengthening the effectiveness of leadership and management
  • Recruiting and retaining high quality staff

Our aim is to support schools to provide quality CPD for all members of the school workforce.

We shall be aiming to: 

  • Build capacity within the LA to support effective workforce training and development needs
  • Provide up to date information to schools about available training and services for schools
  • Audit CPD needs within our schools
  • Strengthen and support partnerships among schools, CPD providers and other stakeholders within and beyond Dudley
  • Monitor the effectiveness of training offered in order to refine and improve future provision
  • Engage in regular dialogue with school based staff
  • Provide a wide range of CPD activities including briefings, opportunities to develop skills as well as knowledge and understanding, coaching and mentoring, and the dissemination of good practice
  • Saltwells EDC

    Contact us

  • Travel By Motorway

    All Motorways Leave M5 Junction 3 - signposted Kidderminster/Halesowen

    A456 to first island turn right at island onto A459 heading to Dudley (straight-through road - 4 miles approx).

    Left at traffic lights at Saltwells Road. First left into Bowling Green Road.

    Travel By Train

    From Birmingham Snow Hill Station to Cradley Health