You'll find our modern, purpose-built, professional and technical training campus right in the heart of Barking town centre.

Previously called the 'Technical Skills Academy', the building first opened its doors to students in 2012, and it focuses on offering courses for students aged 16-18.

Facilities are modelled on real working environments. Learning in professional and technical spaces and using industry-standard equipment enables students to effectively prepare for their careers.

Career pathways with courses at our Central Barking campus include:

  • Business & Finance
  • Construction & Plumbing
  • Childcare
  • Beauty, Hairdressing & Hospitality
  • Digital & IT

There’s also a public-facing Salon and a Hair Academy at which our students train in professional environments. Affordable treatments are offered under professional guidance.

A lecture theatre and several smaller rooms are available for private hire.

You can find campus-specific contact details here. And you can read more about directions and transport links here.


Our campuses offer accessibility to disabled students and visitors. Read more about our college’s accessibility on the AccessAble website.


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