About

Trade School Dudley is organised with support from CoLab Dudley. 

Trade School is great way of sharing skills and talents.


Trade School is a workshop where people barter for knowledge.

Knowledge is practical skills, talents, knowledge and experience.

Anyone can teach, anyone can learn.

No teaching experience is required.

Everyone is welcome to attend classes. 

No money exchanges hands.

Teachers give their knowledge in return for barter items.


Trade School Dudley launched in July 2016 and classes have included keeping urban chickens, learning to crochet, understanding modern art, and upcycling wooden pallets. Barter items have ranged from seeds to chocolate, notebooks to wool and buttons.

We run classes every 2 to 3 months. Trade School Dudley runs classes over 2 or 3 days, including weekday daytimes, after school, evenings and weekends. Classes range from 1 to 2 hours in length. We aim to have 5 or more classes each time we run Trade School.