Institute of Technology

New for 2019/20!

We are one of just 12 colleges and universities nationally to have secured government funding to open an Institute of Technology (IoT).

Our Institute of Technology is a brand new, purpose-built facility for advanced technologies. It has been designed to deliver advanced and higher-level specialist training in emerging occupations – so our students can boost their skills and prepare for the jobs of the future.

Technology is moving fast – so fast that your dream job might not even exist yet!

The IoT will provide specialisms in the following sectors – all of which are critical to the
London and UK economy:

  • Construction & Infrastructure Technologies
  • Advanced Engineering & Robotics
  • Creative Digital (Animation & Games Design, 3D Design, Graphic Design)
  • IT
Our partners

The IoT at Barking & Dagenham College has been designed with key employers, student client groups and local stakeholders. This will ensure it successfully meets the skills requirements and economic opportunities of the future.

Our partners include Coventry University (CU), Huawei, Saint Gobain and TfL.

Here’s what we - and some of those partners - have to say about our IoT…

Yvonne Kelly, Principal and CEO of Barking & Dagenham College:
“The Institute of Technology will support the development of learners’ digital capabilities and higher technical skills. Its primary focus is to develop a workforce trained in new advanced, technological and innovative methods to meet the industry’s future needs.
“Employability and work readiness will be firmly embedded into the curriculum and learners will become ‘T-shaped technologists’, gaining important transferrable skills, such as problem-solving, teamwork and resilience to support the changing markets and economies.
The opening of this Institute of Technology is fantastic news for the people, businesses and economy of the local region.”
Andy Ginn, Associate Pro Vice Chancellor of CU London:
“We are proud to support this innovative and much needed new development by bringing Coventry University Degree programmes in these high demand STEM skills. Barking & Dagenham College deserve every success with this Institute of Technology, and it’s exciting to see such high-quality provision becoming the norm in the Borough for the benefit of local residents and employers alike.”

Tony Taylor, Jewson (part of Saint Gobain):

“It’s so important that there are the facilities out there to support and provide people with the right skills that meet the needs of companies in the 21st century. This is what the College is able to provide and we’re delighted to be part of the team to do it.”

Pallavi Malhotra, Huawei ICT Academy Manager:
“I was delighted to hear about the College’s success at winning funding for the Institute of Technology. We are really pleased to be working with them to help provide courses that will equip students with the most up-to-date skills that they will need to be successful in work in the future. I look forward to meeting the first students later this year.”