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Create Your Future at Barking & Dagenham College

A truly great College, passionate about success

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Finding your dream course
Click here to follow our 5 simple steps to join a course that's right for you.

Come and apply in person

Click here to see dates and times for Open Enrolment at Barking & Dagenham College and the Technical Skills Academy.

Front of Barking & Dagenham College

Did you know?

We have a national reputation for outstanding learning and support

In 2013, Ofsted rated our support for students as "Outstanding". Take a look at our latest Ofsted results.

We have won three major awards at the prestigious TES Further Education Awards:

  • In 2014, we won the Outstanding Support for Students Award category
  • In 2012, we won the Outstanding e-Learning Team Award
  • In 2011, we won the Outstanding Entrepreneurship in Learning and Skills Award


A report by Lord Young, the Prime Minister's enterprise adviser praised us for putting enterprise, innovation and creativity at the heart of everything we do.
Find out more about the Enterprise for All report.


Over 90% of our students achieve their qualifications.

That’s because there is a wealth of support available to everyone who studies with us.


Barking & Dagenham College is one of only 23 Gazelle Colleges in the UK.

As a Gazelle College, we are committed to creating opportunities for our students to develop entrepreneurial skills, as well as giving you the best technical education, to help you succeed in life and work.


Plus you’ll enjoy:

  • Free breakfast for 16-18 year olds
  • FREE use of the Pod - our hot-desking, ideas lab and creative zone - to help you develop your business ideas.

The Pod at Barking & Dagenham College


Click here to follow our 5 simple steps to join a course that's right for you.

Come and apply in person

Open Enrolment is now available, which means you can come and see our facilities and run through the application process in person. Members of our team will be happy to help you.

Click here to see times for our Open Enrolment sessions

How can I get financial support to help me study?

You can rely on Barking & Dagenham College to do all we can to help make studying easier on your pocket.

We like to support our students by providing advice on fee payment options and funding.

Students aged 24 or over who are starting a FE course may qualify for 24+ Advanced Learning Loan.

Click here for more details on the financial support we offer.

Barking & Dagenham College