About us

Welcome to the Barking and Dagenham Adult College

We are passionate about lifelong learning and community engagement. Barking and Dagenham Adult College and Employment teams strongly believe that everyone deserves a second chance so that no one is left behind whatever their life situation.

We believe that one of the best ways of helping and empowering you is to support you to help yourself through developing your skills and confidence, whatever your starting point. You will be supported by qualified teaching, support and work teams to help you to unlock your talent and fulfil your potential.

An excellent, safe and supportive learning environment with high levels of achievement are provided. We are delighted that you wish to find out more about the learning and work opportunities we are offering and look forward to working with you to support your current and future development.

Sharon Thomas
Head of Service

Our campuses

Barking campus

Barking campus

Our Barking campus is located on Ripple Road. The closest station is Barking and the building is served by several bus routes

Dagenham campus

Our Dagenham Campus is located on Fanshawe Road. The closest station is Dagenham Heathway and the campus is served by several bus routess

Our facilities

Reading area

Café 127

A place to relax and unwind wwith friends. Opening times: 8.30am to 2.30pm

Reading area

Reading space

An area for students to read and prepare for classes. Opening times: TBC

Computer rooms

A place for students to prepare for classes and use our ICT services


Job shop

Students can get advice and support with careers and jobs

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