• January Courses - 16-18s

    January Courses - 16-18s

    Get skilled at Barking & Dagenham College.

    Courses starting in January 2015, giving you the skills and experience that employers are looking for. Create your future!

    Click here for more information.

     

  • Calling employers! FREE Training & a £2,400 incentive

    Calling employers! FREE Training & a £2,400 incentive

    You can access FREE Training in English & Maths for your team - and you could claim £2,400 too.

    It's all thanks to a new project backed by the European Social Fund and the Skills Funding Agency.

    Follow this link to find out more.

  • Adam Gemili:

    Adam Gemili: "I want to be a good role model and lead by example."

    Adam Gemili talks to the Daily Mail about our Excellence Awards and how he met Jamal Edwards 

    You can read the article following this link.

  • 16-23? Interested in a career in construction?

    16-23? Interested in a career in construction?

    Apply now for our 12 week Traineeship in Building Services and you will gain work experience that can help you get a job or progresson on to an apprenticeship.

    The Traineeship will give you the first step towards becoming a Plumber, Electrician and Heating and Ventilation Engineer.

    Click here for more information

  • #TheChannel

    #TheChannel

    #TheChannel is BDC ‘s new live TV located in iCreate @ BDC digital hub. 

    Coming soon!

  • Beat the rush and apply online now for courses starting in September 2015.

    Beat the rush and apply online now for courses starting in September 2015.

    Secure your place at London’s No.1 College for training that leads to work.

    Click here for more information about our courses for 16-18’s.

  • Opening Times over the Festive Season

    Opening Times over the Festive Season

    Barking & Dagenham College is closed from Friday19 December 2014 and reopens to students on Tuesday 6 January 2015.

    Monday 5 January 2015 is a training day for the staff team.

    Every good wish of the season to you all and for a peaceful and prosperous 2015.

    Use this link to view the College Calendar.

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If you are looking for a fresh start and have out-grown school, the Technical Skills Academy can train you for your career, learning from industry professionals in a real work environment.

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Theatrical/Media Make-up Artist, Professional Chef, Plumber, IT Technician, are just a few of the careers you can train for. Click on the links to watch the video and get the inside story from students and parents. 

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Events

  • Car Boot Sale
    Car Boot Sale

    15 November-20 December 2014

    Your Barking & Dagenham College Car Boot sale will take place every Saturday. Pick up a bargain or turn your unwanted items into cash! Hot drinks - including proper barista coffee...

  • Daggers Trials
    Daggers Trials

    10 January 2015

    You are invited to attend the Dagenham and Redbridge College Academy Trial. The Dagenham and Redbridge College Academy is a Football Based college Scheme where players will train 4...

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Success stories

  • Olivia Till
    Olivia Till

    Olivia Till, who is studying for an Extended Diploma in Fashion Design, was given the opportunity to showcase her design talent at London Fashion week.

  • Perry Torrance
    Perry Torrance

    With 13 GCSEs under his belt including 1 A* and 10 A grades, Perry (age 18) joined Barking & Dagenham College in September 2013 to train to be a chef. Perry, who juggles jobs at...

  • Shaun Escoffery
    Shaun Escoffery

    "My training in Performing Arts at Barking & Dagenham College really put me in good stead for the realities of the entertainment industry.

    "The lessons I learnt were invaluable....

  • Marianne Jean-Baptise
    Marianne Jean-Baptise

    Marianne has excelled as an actor both in the UK and the US. She is a Golden Globe winner and has been nominated for an Oscar. A former student of the College, she studied with...

  • Adam Gemili
    Adam Gemili

    Adam graduated from Barking & Dagenham College in the summer of 2012, just before taking part in the London Olympics as a sprinter for Team GB. In 2012 Adam was named as the Association...

  • Idris Elba
    Idris Elba

    Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba is a British television, theatre, and film actor who has starred in both British and American productions, including 'The Wire'. One of his first acting...

  • Courtney Walker
    Courtney Walker

    Courtney Walker (19) has secured a Bond Street role with Nails Inc, the UK's most successful luxury nail bar chain for 3 days a week, whilst still juggling her studies for a Diploma...

  • Christopher Adams
    Christopher Adams

    Christopher Adams, is currently working hard to achieve his Level 2 NVQ in Hairdressing at the Technical Skills Academy in aim to start his award-winning one of a kind mobile hairdressing...

  • Rachael Edwards, Laura Sawyer and Tia Howard
    Rachael Edwards, Laura Sawyer and Tia Howard

    Rachael Edwards, Laura Sawyer and Tia Howard, who are currently studying the BDC course Diploma for Legal Secretaries Level 3, have been selected for three work experience placements...

  • Abbey Dell
    Abbey Dell

    Abbey Dell, Diploma in Painting and Decorating Level 2 student, gained an Apprenticeship with Roseville Projects Ltd, and become the only female on the tools with the company, who have...

  • Danny Barclay, James Clarke and Cameron Aguimatang
    Danny Barclay, James Clarke and Cameron Aguimatang

    Three trainee electricians from the same City & Guilds electrical course at Barking & Dagenham College (BDC) have all been given their first jobs in industry at the same company, WysePower....

  • Aaron Kumar
    Aaron Kumar

    3D design student Aaron Kumar has clinched a coveted £3,000 a year scholarship to Brunel University at Uxbridge to study for a degree in industrial design and technology.

  • Vicson Lopez
    Vicson Lopez

    Former student and Graphic Designer Vicson Lopez, who now works for the Entrepreneur Academy at the College, saw his design unveiled on one of London 2012's Games Time Training Venues...

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Student Businesses

  • The Chef's Hat
    The Chef's Hat

    The Chef's Hat provides a first-class and affordable restaurant experience in a modern, relaxed setting. We serve quality French cuisine.

  • The Salon
    The Salon

    Our elegant & stylish beauty salon which offers the highest quality treatments and services at a price that's easy on your pocket.

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