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Higher Education Courses

Aim High, Stay Local

You can choose from a undergraduate and postgraduate options (often referred to as Higher Education), including Higher National Certificates (HNC), Higher National Diplomas (HND), Foundation Degrees, BA (Hons) and a postgraduate MBA, all fully approved by the QAA, the UK's Higher Education watchdog.

Continuing your studies after Level 3

Our undergraduate options have been carefully chosen to offer you an extension to your Level 3 studies. For example, if you joined us after GCSEs and you have completed your Level 3 studies, your next step could be an HNC or Foundation Degree.  

Professional development courses to boost your career prospects

In addition, we are an approved centre for higher level professional development courses from organisations including the:

- Chartered Management Institute
- Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development
- Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
- Chartered Institute of Building.

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College secures quality mark from the UK’s Higher Education watchdog

If you thought that studying locally for your degree or post-graduate qualification could mean compromising on quality of the student experience, it’s time to think again.

Barking & Dagenham College’s higher education programme has, once again, been fully endorsed by QAA (the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education), the UK’s higher education watchdog, following their review which was published on 27 August 2015.


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Click here to read this institution's latest review report.

QAA has responsibility for the quality and standards for higher education offered by all of the UK’s colleges and universities, and particularly praised our “comprehensive and integrated approached to supporting students” and our “high level engagement with students”.  Their report also highlighted how the College uses “innovative approaches” to help students prepare for work or to launch their career as entrepreneurs.

Cathy Walsh OBE, Principal and CEO, said

“We are delighted that the QAA review has endorsed our higher level skills training, which includes degree and post-graduate opportunities. As our Capital moves ever eastwards, it is vital that we continue to meet the needs of local people of all ages who want to study locally for the higher levels skills that allow them to compete successfully in London’s global job market.

"Many of our students combine their studies with a full-time job and a busy home life, so our expanding higher education programme offers a rich mix of subjects and levels, flexible study options, and outstanding student support that’s designed to help ensure that all students achieve their full potential.” 

Paris experience for photography winner

Watch below as former student Daniele Pintore discusses his experience of working at the Studio Rouchon in Paris.


£10,000 Master's Loan 

Follow this link for more on our postgraduate MBA programme and the Government's £10,000 Master's loan.

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Our diverse and flexible HE programmes offer a variety of higher level subjects and study options.

Study locally for your degree or post-graduate qualification

BTEC Higher Nationals: Pearson Edexcel

Why study a BTEC Higher National? Watch the Pearson video below to learn more about the student experience.

BTEC Higher National: Pearson Edexcel

Latest News

  • Why I’m glad I chose to do my degree at college
    Why I’m glad I chose to do my degree at college

    28 year old Jess Richardson from Leyton, East London completed a BA in Animation at Barking & Dagenham College in 2014.

  • MBA for mum Lola as students graduate in style
    MBA for mum Lola as students graduate in style

    The Barking & Dagenham College Higher Education Graduation and Award ceremony took place on Saturday 28th November 2015. 234 students graduated, receiving awards and certificates in subjects ranging from fine art, construction, automotive engineering and creative media production, to business studies, animation and graphic design.

  • Graduates celebrate in style
    Graduates celebrate in style

    Over 300 graduates watched by their proud friends, family, VIPs and members of staff, received their degrees on Saturday 30 November at the Colleges Higher Education Awards & Graduation Ceremony.

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