Higher Education

Courses above Level 3 count as Higher Education.

At Barking & Dagenham College we offer HNC, Honours degree, Masters degree, ProfGCE and professional qualification courses. We also offer Advanced Apprenticeships at Levels 4 & 5.

Eligibility for Student Finance England funding is based on both the programme offered and the applicant's personal circumstances. Therefore, prior to making an application, you are advised to contact the College to discuss the funding options available to you. For some programmes, student finance applications are made directly with the partner university.

Partnerships with awarding bodies and our university partners allow us to award qualifications at HE-level.

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Studying HE at college

It’s not necessary to go to a university to study at advanced levels. You can study a course at a college and go on to a successful career.

At Barking & Dagenham College we offer HE study options across a variety of formats. We ensure these courses are career-focused, so you’ll leave fully prepared to build your career.

And of course we’re committed to providing you with a great student experience!

But there are also a number of benefits to studying HE at college... read about them here.


Tuition fees are generally less expensive if you study HE at college.

Contact our student finance team to understand course-specific study costs and how these might compare with studying elsewhere.

Further information

Our HE policies can be found here. We also provide information about undergraduate accommodation.

Student Transfer Plan

For students looking to transfer, please view our student transfer plan.