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Basic Skills for Young People
Film crew teamwork: great opportunities to get creative and try something new. Students on location with lecturer, Ben Cooper (2nd from right)

Basic Skills for Young People

If you are not sure which route you would like to take in life, our personalised basic skills courses can open the door to lots of different opportunities. These courses can help you move onto other courses as well as improve your Maths, English and IT skills.

Latest News

  • Money for Life: Students through to national finals
    Money for Life: Students through to national finals

    A team of 9 students from the College have just been named as national finalists in the Money for Life Challenge competition, beating over 150 teams to secure one of the top 5 places. Backed by the Lloyds Banking Group and run by the National Skills Academy for Financial Services, this is a national competition for 16 – 24 year olds to find innovative ways for young people to help improve their money management skills.

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Upcoming Events

  • Technical Skills Academy Open Day, Thursday 23 February 2017, 4.30 - 7pm
    Technical Skills Academy Open Day, Thursday 23 February 2017, 4.30 - 7pm

    23 February 2017

    Study in a friendly environment, that's more grown-up than school. Built by the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, and managed and run by Barking & Dagenham College, the Technical Skills Academy offers a creative and buzzing atmosphere.

  • Stars from The Voice and X Factor perform at fundraising event
    Stars from The Voice and X Factor perform at fundraising event

    3 March 2017

    Diamond, a contestant on ITV’s The Voice 2017 and girl band Alien Uncovered, from the X Factor, will perform at Barking & Dagenham College as part of a fundraising event in aid of the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation.

  • Inspiration Day 2017
    Inspiration Day 2017

    9 March 2017

    Our inspiration day, is the perfect opportunity to find out about courses, skills and career paths, speak to our experts for guidance & advice, explore our college facilities and enjoy tasters in various subject areas at Barking & Dagenham College.

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