FAQs

See answers to common questions below.

If you can’t find the information you need, please get in touch.


General

Our Rush Green reception is open during term-time:

Monday – Thursday 08:00 – 19:30

Friday 08:30 – 17:00

For opening hours for our other campuses, details are shown here.

For support facility opening hours, check relevant pages or call.

You can check opening hours of our facilities on each facility’s page.

No. We don’t have a catchment area and we welcome learners from all over London and Essex

Applications & enrolement

You should receive an email response with next steps within 24 hours of applying. If you haven’t received it (and you’ve checked your junk mail folder), contact the Admissions team on 020 3667 0265 or by email.

You can read more about what happens after you’ve applied here.

You can email your references to the Admissions team.

Alternatively you can post them to:

Admissions Office

Barking & Dagenham College

Romford

RM7 0XU

Please include the name of the course you’ve applied for in your communication, as well as your name and contact details if sending by post.

Once you’ve applied, you’ll be invited to the next set of taster days.

You can read more about what happens after you’ve applied here.

Course Information

For September-start courses, course staff will inform you of your timetable during enrolment.

Finance & financial support

Course fees don’t apply to courses for students aged 16-18.

For Adult 19+ and HE courses, fees are shown on course-specific pages.

Course fees don’t apply to courses for students aged 16-18.

Your employer or sponsor may pay for your course.

We also offer a number of free online and blended learning courses.

Dependent upon your circumstances, you may qualify for financial support. Read more about the support available, who qualifies, and who to contact, here.

If your course’s tuition fee is over £299, you can spread the cost over four equal payments.

Read more about payments here.

There are different types of financial support available to students. Read more about them and access relevant factsheets here.

To be eligible for a bursary (grant) you will need to show evidence that your household income is below £25,000 (or that you are in care or a care leaver if you’re aged 16-19). Other factors such as how far away from college you live will also be taken into account.

A bursary is a financial grant to help with the costs of living as a student.

Whether you qualify for a bursary or not depends on circumstances such as your household income and how far away from college you live.

You can read more about bursaries and whether you qualify on the Financial support page, and via its linked factsheet.

To apply for a bursary you should collect an application form from the Student Financial Support team on Advice Street at the Rush Green campus, or from the Administration Office if you’re studying at the Central Barking campus.

Complete the form and hand it in – with required supporting evidence (stated on the form) – to the Student Financial Support team.

2019/20 applications can be submitted now. The deadline for applying is 12pm, 18th October. Applications after then may be accepted if funds are still available.

Please allow 15-20 working days following your application for a decision letter to arrive. It will be sent to the home address you provided during enrolment.

Receipt of your bursary funding does not affect the receipt of means-tested benefits paid to families such as Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Child Benefit, Working Tax Credit and Housing Benefit.

However, if a student is in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (or Personal Independence Payments) and Employment Support Allowance – or in receipt of Universal Credit – parents can no longer receive certain household/family benefits for that child, such as child benefit. For more information please check with your benefits agency.

Payments are usually made by monthly BACS deposit into your bank account.

Some payments, such as equipment expenses, may be paid directly to your curriculum area.

If your application for financial support was approved but you haven’t received a payment, check your attendance record with tutors to ensure this isn’t preventing payment.

If your attendance hasn’t been an issue, contact our Financial Support team by email or on 020 3667 0050.

Visiting

We have a car park for visitors at our Rush Green campus. Parking is limited, but free.

We have lots of free parking for students, staff and gym members. To use this free parking you need to register your vehicle. You can do this on Advice Street by reception.

You can see dates and details of upcoming open events here.