Guidance & Support
Teamwork keeps you supported, successful and safe
When you choose Barking & Dagenham College you will benefit from a wide range of support services to help you succeed on your course and get the most out of college life.
From a Careers Team, who can help you decide on the right course to help you achieve your goals, through to our College Counsellor who is on hand for when times are tough.
Julie and Beatrice are available to support you with independent and up-to-date careers advice before, during or after you study with us. You can make an appointment, or they can advise you over the phone on 020 8090 3020 ext: 7047 or by email. To email our Careers Advisers use this link.
Book an appointment with the National Careers Service
The National Careers Service visit the College every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am - 2pm.
The Service works with students and members of the public who are aged 19 or more. You do need to book an appointment to meet with one of their representatives and you can do this via email. Just click here.
Progress Coaches and Personal Coaches
Depending on the level at which you study, you will have either a Progress Coach or a Personal Coach.
Every week you will have a one-hour group tutorial, plus regular one-to-one tutorials with your Coach. All designed to keep you on track towards success. They will work with you to make sure you are making progress on your course, and to help link you up with additional help and support should you need it.
There is an Opportunities Coach assigned to each curriculum area.
Opportunities Coaches are trained motivators and will help you get back on track if you are struggling on your course.
We also have two dedicated Opportunities Coaches for looked after children and care leavers.
These are fellow students who are outstanding in their particular subject area, and have what it takes to provide practical help with any problems with course work that you may be experiencing.
Student life should be enjoyable but sometimes we encounter problems that we cannot cope with alone. It's why we have a trained Counsellor on our team who is available for all our students.
You can support others too
As a Barking & Dagenham College student there will be voluntary and paid opportunities for you to help support your College and your fellow students.
You could be a Course Representative, which is a voluntary role as the spokesperson for your course group.
Join our teams of College Ambasadors and Learning Mentors
As one of our Ambassadors you will be paid to represent the College at events, working with members of the public, College guests and prospective students.
If you are studying on a Level 3 course, have a 90% attendance record or better, and believe you could support students who need practical help with their course work, then you might have what it takes to be paid to work as a Learning Mentor.