Welcome to London's leading College for technical and professional training that leads to work or to university
Can we inspire you to join us?
Barking & Dagenham College offers students high level technical and professional training that enables them to compete successfully in London's global job market.
Each year over 12,500 students choose us for their training, of which around 3,500 are age 16 - 18, and 9,000 are adults age 19 and over.
The College is one London's top providers of apprenticeship training. Over 300 employer clients commission us to train their apprentices each year and our client list includes high profile businesses including Siemens, the North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, and Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc.
Specialist training centres, offering industry-standard facilities
In addition to our main Rush Green campus (pictured above), we also offer:
The Technical Skills Academy in Barking Town Centre, is a specialist centre for students age 16 - 18
The Broadway Theatre, a real working theatre, home to our School for the Performing Arts & Technical Theatre. The College also manages the Theatre - you can read more via this link.
London Road Garage, for Motor Vehicle, Motorport and Auto Engineering
Barking Learning Centre, delivering work-ready courses for adults
National award winning
2015: Home ot the VQ Teacher of the Year
2015: Enterprising College of the Year
2011: TES Further Education Award Outstanding Entrepreneurship in Learning and Skills
2012: TES Further Education Award Outstanding E-Learning Team
2014: TES Further Education Award Outstanding Support for Students
2014: TES Further Education Award Highly Commended in the Provider of the Year category
In Autumn 2013 we were awarded Gold accreditation by Investors in People - their highest award - and we also hold the Disability Two Ticks Symbol, which means we are positive about a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
As a member of our team you will have access to a rigorous programme of Staff Learning and Development to help enhance your talent and career opportunities. To find out more about joining our team just follow these links:
A Gazelle College
BDC is one of only 20 Gazelle Colleges across the UK
. It means that we recognise that the highest quality technical skills are not enough on their own, students need opportunities to develop their T-shaped skills too. Skills such as creativity, resilience, innovation, initiative, enterprise problem solving.
Through studying at a Gazelle College, our students learn by doing and that means real work experience for clients through our Entrepreneurs' Academy.
Our students get access to leading entrepreneurs, competitions and activities which help them develop the skills needed for the UK economy - whether that means creating their own job or becoming an entrepreneurial employee.
The Gazelle Colleges group is transforming further education, developing new commercial learning models and innovative partnerships with business, to equip students with the skills to be creative, confident and resilient in the workplace.
Motivated and Empowered: Cathy Walsh OBE, Principal and CEO, invites you to join our staff team
In this video, Cathy welcomes you to BDC and talks about the values and behaviours that are central to A Truly Great College, Passionate About Success.