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  1. London Colleges Network get £4.6m for English & Maths

    24 October 2014

    The £4.6m cash boost will enable the network to deliver qualifications to an estimated 5,000 adult employees in a bid to improve the basic skills of those in the workforce.

  2. Academy celebrates 2nd birthday

    20 October 2014

    The Technical Skills Academy (TSA) celebrated its second birthday this week by highlighting the success of its students and its increasing popularity. Opened in 2012, the TSA now has over 400 students, has launched five more courses due to increased demand and a host of students who have now completed their studies with the TSA have gone on to gain employment or continue in further education.

  3. Duo pitch ideas at Buckingham Palace

    17 October 2014

    Former Barking & Dagenham College students got the chance to present their business ideas in front of a panel of judges at Buckingham Palace this week.

  1. E-learning apprenticeships good for business

    17 October 2014

    Barking & Dagenham College has responded to employer needs by launching a flexible Higher Level Apprenticeship in Project Management where the teaching is delivered online. It gives the apprentices the flexibility to study when and where they choose, ensuring valuable working hours are not lost, whilst still maintaining the high standards of classroom teaching but accessed online at work or at home.

  2. Boris and the selfie stick

    14 October 2014

    A group of students from Barking & Dagenham College couldn’t resist the urge to take a selfie with London Mayor Boris Johnson at City Hall last night. And it was 29 year old floristry student Charlie Makeveli, from Hornchurch, who bought his selfie stick along for the occasion!

  3. These students are law-fully good

    10 October 2014

    Barking & Dagenham College law students are offering their services to the local community with a free weekly legal advice clinic.

  1. To Buckingham Palace for the iDEA finals!

    10 October 2014

    Premenesh and Issa, two IT students from Barking & Dagenham College have reached the finals of iDEA - the Inspiring Digital Enterprise Awards - with their Student Pad app. iDEA is championed by HRH The Duke of York, KG, with partners the Nominet Trust.

  2. The Duke of York opens College digital centre

    3 October 2014

    HRH The Duke of York, KG visited Barking & Dagenham College yesterday (2nd October) to open their new digital communications hub – iCreate@BDC.

  3. Autoraise wins place in the finals of prestigious Bodyshop Training and Education Award

    2 October 2014

    AutoRaise, the bodyshop apprenticeship and business improvement programme designed to address the need for the development of multi-skilled staff within bodyshops, and help replenish the dwindling skills pool, has won a place as a Finalist in the prestigious Bodyshop magazine 2014 Education and Training Award.

  1. From paint job to real job

    22 September 2014

    Thames View Junior School, in Barking, has been completely transformed thanks to a new joint venture between Barking & Dagenham College and local business K & M Decorating. And the paint job has resulted in new jobs for local youngsters!

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  1. Former College student plays Mandela

    19 December 2013

    Former Barking & Dagenham College performing arts student, turned Hollywood award-winning actor, Idris Elba, is playing the leading role in the new film, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

  2. Santa and his reindeer visit BDC Christmas Market

    18 December 2013

    The whole College celebrated Christmas inviting people to come along and see all the products and surprises they’ve prepared for this special event.

  3. Fee-fi-fo-fum: Students help create pantomime magic

    16 December 2013

    A group of students from Barking & Dagenham College are working with Polka Dot Pantomimes to help put on the classic pantomime 'Jack and the Beanstalk' at the Broadway Theatre.

  1. Mayor chooses BDC to host Christmas party

    14 December 2013

    The Mayor of Barking and Dagenham The Worshipfulness Hardial Singh Rai chose Barking & Dagenham College as the venue for his Christmas Party on Saturday 14 December 2013. The Mayor and 200 VIP guests enjoyed a wonderful meal prepared and served by our trainee chefs and hospitality students.

  2. Tis the season to be jolly: students bring entertainment to care home

    12 December 2013

    Students from Barking & Dagenham College visited Parkview Care Home in Dagenham recently to put on a festive concert for residents.

  3. Fix Auto Stevenage Joins AutoRaise Operational Board and Signs Two Apprentices to the Programme

    10 December 2013

    Fix Auto Stevenage is the latest bodyshop within the Fix Auto franchised network to announce its commitment to the AutoRaise bodyshop apprenticeship offered by Barking & Dagenham College.

  1. Career Workshop: Students hear from Metro Bank

    6 December 2013

    Last Tuesday, Barking & Dagenham College students who wanted to start a career in banking, had the opportunity to participate in an industry talk with Metro Bank and also got to meet their recruitment team who assessed them in how to succeed in the application process.

  2. College offers new pharmacy apprenticeships

    5 December 2013

    Barking & Dagenham College is working with the North East London Local Pharmaceutical Committee (NELLPC) to offer 100 new pharmacy technician apprenticeships, helping to provide new employment opportunities across North East London.

  3. Paralympic medal winner and charity CEO join students for International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    4 December 2013

    Lucy Shuker, Paralympic Bronze medal winner and Toby Hewson, founder and CEO of the charity JustDifferent joined students at Barking & Dagenham College today as part of the College’s events to highlight International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

  1. AutoRaise joins with S&B Automotive Academy to deliver new Multi-Skilled Bodyshop Apprenticeships in Bristol

    3 December 2013

    AutoRaise, the multi-skilled vehicle collision repair apprenticeship programme launched by Barking & Dagenham College, is extending its geographical reach thanks to an agreement with S&B Automotive Academy in Bristol.

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  1. A New Year honour for Sandra

    29 December 2012

    Sandra Coats, 57, from Romford has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen's New Year Honours List in recognition of her outstanding contribution to Barking & Dagenham College where she works as a Catering Assistant. "Absolutely delighted, I am over the moon," said Sandra, "It is a great honour and I am very grateful to Barking & Dagenham College for nominating me. It is fantastic to know that my efforts have been recognised."

  2. Young entrepreneurs show that childcare is child's play

    18 December 2012

    A pair of young ladies who studied childcare at Barking and Dagenham College in the late 1990s are making business look like child's play.

  3. Students get a taste for business

    17 December 2012

    Entrepreneur and business investor Julie Meyer has brought her expertise to Barking & Dagenham College with a student master class and business breakfast seminar for local employers.

  1. Students build iconic models for the London New Year's Day Parade

    14 December 2012

    This year, the Borough's Mayor, Councillor Anthony Ramsay and Mayoress Councillor Jeanne Alexander asked Barking & Dagenham College students to help decorate the float by building scale models of some of London's most iconic landmarks.

  2. Students use techy skills to help charity

    12 December 2012

    Computing and ICT students from Barking & Dagenham College have been putting their computing skills to good use by helping out a charity.

  3. Students become Santa's little helpers

    10 December 2012

    A group of Barking & Dagenham College students have become Santa's little helpers by creating a Grotto at the Broadway Theatre in Barking.

  1. Meet a reindeer at local Christmas market

    6 December 2012

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Barking & Dagenham College as the staff and students set up for the annual Christmas market at the Rush Green campus on Dagenham Road. The market, which is taking place from 3 -7pm on Tuesday 18th December, will be packed full of goodies and treats including home baked delights, beauty products and treatments, gifts, festive food, decorations, personalised Christmas cards and much, much more.

  2. Higher Education students graduate in style

    28 November 2012

    A record number of students have graduated from Barking & Dagenham College's higher education (HE) courses at a glittering graduation ceremony.

  3. Students showcase their snappy skills to school children

    27 November 2012

    Students from Barking & Dagenham College headed to London's Excel to demonstrate their skills to school children from across London this week.

  1. Students take a stand for White Ribbon Day

    27 November 2012

    Barking & Dagenham College students were out and about in Barking Town Square yesterday to help raise awareness of White Ribbon Day.

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