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iCreate@BDC: a specialist digital creative hub featuring #The Channel TV studio

Specialist Training Centres

Developing your skills ready for work 

When you train for a career, it make sense to develop your skills in a real work environment - an environment which is a close match to the one you will find when you start work. 

It is why we invest heavily in developing our specialist training centres right across east London.

Depending upon your choice of study, you will benefit from industry-standard workshops, rehearsal rooms, a real working theatre, a garage and service centre, IT suites, studios, digtial and creative hubs, TV studios, photography studios, salons, commercial kitchens and restaurants and more. 

Salons & Restaurants: open to paying customers

Our restaurants, beauty salons and hair salons are also commercial training centres, open to paying customers. 

You will train in these real-work environments so you understand how to apply your skills and knowledge in a business setting.

Specialist training centres 

Use the links to click through to find out more about what's on offer at each Centre.

Main Rush Green campus 

Our main campus offers courses and training options to students of all ages. At this campus you can find:

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Technical Skills Academy 

A specialist training centre for young adults aged 16 - 18 offering a wide range of professional training courses. The Academy is also home to:

  • the Headjogs Hair Academy and Salon, which is open to the public 
  • a beauty Salon, open to the public
  • Chef's Hat 2, our commercial and training restaurant open to the public

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Barking Learning Centre

You can study a Barking & Dagenham College course at Barking Learning Centre, which is based in Barking town centre right next to the Town Hall. The courses are for specifically for adults age 19+ who want to get into work, up-skill or to retrain for a career.

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The Broadway Theatre

Home to our School for the Performing Arts & Technical Theatre, The Broadway is a 360 seat working theatre with the latest sound and lighting as well as rehearsal rooms, a recording studio and a music technology room equipped to professional standards.

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