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Health & Social Care

Choose from courses for beginners to more advanced, for those already working or volunteering in the sector 

This is a popular area of study, with courses available for school leavers, those returning to study after a break, and for those who are already working or volunteering in the sector and who want gain further qualifications to progress into managerial roles. 

Our Health and Social care courses are for those who want to work with adults over 18 years of age. 

If you want to work with children, please use this link to take a look at our childcare courses.

From Student to Leader: you learn from the professionals

Micheala Harris is your Curriculum Team Leader for Health & Social Care, Adult Care, Science, Youth Work, and Counselling courses.

Micheala has gone from student to a leading member of our team. She studied childcare with us in 1982, and has held various roles within the education, social and private sectors and is qualified to teach both primary and post-16 education. 

She has managed a large residential care home and has wide experience of teaching children who are hearing impaired.

Micheala also has a degree in management.

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  • 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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