A Truly Great College - Passionate About Success


If you share our passion for success then you are in the right place, and in good company. Every year over 12,000 students, of all ages, choose to study with us because they want to succeed too.


Whether your goal is to be your own boss or to work for a global business, secure a promotion or gain your first job through a Traineeship or Apprenticeship, you will benefit from industry-standard training centres and facilities that are among the best in London.

You will enjoy high quality technical and professional training that will develop the skills you need to take you to university, straight into work, or take your career to the next level. We make all this possible by providing you with an award-winning support that’s been described by the Government’s inspectors (Ofsted) as “Outstanding”.


Why Barking & Dagenham College? It's Simple! We are innovative and provide a great place to learn for students of all ages.

We don't just provide you with a qualification, we train you for a career. Working closely with employers, we tailor your training to give you all the skills needed for a successful career. This is achieved through real work opportunities, master classes, skills competitions and interaction with representatives of top companies.

We encourage you to visit the college or come to one of our Open Days to:

  • View our fantastic state of the art facilities.
  • Meet our highly qualified talented staff.
  • View the onsite commercial businesses providing our students with real work opportunities.
  • Get all the information you need on our Advice Street.
  • Walk out with an offer.


We look forward to welcoming you to Barking & Dagenham College.

"Inspiring Innovation -- Shaping Careers"


A national award-winning reputation

2018: Creative & Cultural Skills Training Provider of the Year
2018: TES FE Award Best Teaching & Learning Initiative
2015: Association of Colleges' Beacon Award for our Access to Higher Education Diploma in Law
2015: NACUE's Enterprising College of the Year
2015: Home of the VQ Teacher of the Year, Adnan Mahmood
2014: TES FE Award Outstanding Support for Students
2014: TES FE Highly Commended in the Provider of the Year category
2012: TES FE Outstanding E-Learning Team
2011: TES FE Outstanding Entrepreneurship in Learning & Skills

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Certificate

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Are you an aspiring entrepreneur looking to develop sound business skills? Or perhaps you want to enhance your career prospects in your current role? This HNC in Business ... [+]

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur looking to develop sound business skills? Or perhaps you want to enhance your career prospects in your current role?

This HNC in Business qualification can give you the skills you need to achieve your ambitions. On completion of this course you can progress to the HND in Business, also offered at Barking & Dagenham College.

What will I learn?

Critical thinking, innovation, problem-solving, leadership, and communication skills are all crucial areas for future business owners.

This HNC in Business gives you the knowledge, skills, and understanding to succeed in the modern business environment. So whether you're looking for a career as a Business Analyst, Business Development Manager, Marketing Manager or Human Resources Manager then is a great step to a higher level qualification.... [-]

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You can study on this two-year Higher National Diploma and go straight into work, or use it as preparation for moving on to university to study for a degree in computing. ... [+]

Are you interested in a career in computing?

With Canary Wharf and Tech City in east London, studying with us means you are in prime position to make the most of opportunities right on your doorstep.

Our HNC Computing programme is designed to help you develop both the technical and ‘softer’ skills that are increasingly sought by employers. The course covers digital hardware design, network engineering, coding, web development, robotics, business analysis, and database administration, as well as numerous other sought-after skills.

On completion of the HNC, you could progress to the HND, which is also offered at Barking & Dagenham College.

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You will learn the major specialisms in computing.... [-]

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Have you studied engineering at BTEC Level 3 and want to progress to a higher qualification? The Higher National Certificate provides a solid grounding in the key concept ... [+]

Have you studied engineering at BTEC Level 3 and want to progress to a higher qualification?

The Higher National Certificate provides a solid grounding in the key concepts (both mechanical and electrical) and practical skills needed in the modern engineering industry.

This one-year programme is designed for those with a keen interest in problem solving, design, and how things work. It is equivalent to the first year of a degree qualification. On completion of this programme you can progress to the HND in Engineering, also offered at Barking & Dagenham College.

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You will learn project management, electronics, mechanical engineering, engineering science, and materials.... [-]

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Diploma

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An Access to Law course means you can aim for a graduate-entry career. After one year of intensive study, you will be able to apply for a degree course at university. Thi ... [+]

Want to retrain for a career as a Legal Executive, Solicitor, or Barrister?

An Access to Law course means you can aim for a graduate-entry career. After one year of intensive study, you will be able to apply for a degree course at university.

This Access to Law course will provide you with a great insight into the English legal system, its personnel, and its components of the criminal and civil law. Whilst building your legal knowledge, you will also gain important skills such as IT, research, presentation and debating.

You will study specialist Law units including the English Legal System, Criminal Law, Tort and Contract Law.

Access to Higher Education courses are one-year intensive courses for adult students age 19+ who are intending to study for a degree at university but who do not have the required qualifications for entry, for example, BTECs or A-Levels at Level 3.... [-]

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Train to become a Counsellor by achieving our advanced CPCAB counseling qualification. Learn how to advise and support people experiencing emotional difficulties or chall ... [+]

Train to become a Counsellor by achieving our advanced CPCAB counseling qualification at Level 4.

Learn how to advise and support people experiencing emotional difficulties or challenges.

What will I learn?

This is an advanced course which is suitable for anyone who has already completed both the CPCAB counseling courses at Level 2 and Level 3 - both of which are offered at Barking & Dagenham College.

This course offers both practical and theoretical training covering:

counseling skills concepts of counseling beginning theory and skills in counseling personal therapy theory and practice

On the practical side, you will start to work with real clients and will need to secure a placement in an outside agency. Over the 2 years of the course, you need to have completed a minimum of 100 voluntary counseling hours. You are required to attend supervision.... [-]

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Engineering is exciting, rewarding and creative. The great thing about being an engineer is that you will always be learning. Engineering is driving the economy. There ar ... [+]

Engineering is exciting, rewarding and creative. The great thing about being an engineer is that you will always be learning.

Engineering is driving the economy. There are almost 6 million employees in UK engineering companies - almost 20% of total UK employment. The UK will need 200,000 more people with engineering skills each year.

This qualification is equivalent to the second year of a degree qualification.

Engineers build the world around us including buildings, roads, bridges, schools, and hospitals. If you enjoy solving problems and coming up with great creative solutions, watch as your work gets seen and used by millions every day. Logical thinking, an aptitude for problem solving and flexibility are just some of the attributes that make a good engineer.... [-]

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Foundation Year

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If you are a creative person that wants to work in CGI, animated films, the computer games industry, or digital post-production, then this two-year programme will enable ... [+]

Would you love to be a games designer or film animator?

Do you want to work in CGI, animated films, computer games, or digital post-production? This two-year programme develops your skills and uses professional engagement to build your knowledge and industry links.

During your studies, you will have access to our design studios and industry-standard software. You will also benefit from access to the state-of-the-art libraries and other learning resources of our course partner, the University of East London (UEL).

A foundation degree (FDA) is a university-level qualification, equivalent to the first two years of a BA (Hons) degree course. On completion of this course, you can progress to the BA (Hons) in Animation also offered at Barking & Dagenham College.... [-]

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Our photography programmes provide at the core an engaging framework in contemporary photography. Students develop a strong understanding of visual culture and artistic f ... [+]

Practical and contemporary: a career-focused photography course for undergraduates

Photography has helped shape our perceptions and attitudes over much of the last two centuries. Now, with the development of global mass communication, it is becoming even more important in commercial and creative practice.

On the Foundation Degree (FDA) in Photography at Barking & Dagenham College, you will develop a strong understanding of visual culture and artistic freedom in art and commercial practices.

You will also be given significant professional engagement opportunities and make national and European trips to creative individuals and companies; learn from visiting guest lecturers, undertake work experience and internships, and benefit from our affiliation with Paris photography studio Studio Rouchon.... [-]

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Graduate Certificate

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Are you aiming to advance or begin your career in teaching? Run in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU), this innovative programme provides you wit ... [+]

Are you aiming to advance or begin your career in teaching? Run in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU), this innovative programme provides you with the broadest possible exposure to professional practice, experience and a variety of teaching methods, as you develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding to flourish in teaching.

You must have completed one year of the Diploma in Education & Training (DET) at Level 5, which is also offered at Barking & Dagenham College in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University.

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You will build on the knowledge already gained from the Diploma in Education & Training (DET), where you will have covered:... [-]

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