As parents or carers, you’re keen to see your teenager thrive.

Well – so are we!

Education beyond 16 is now compulsory, and Barking & Dagenham College offers a wide range of courses to suit students’ strengths, goals and personalities.

Further Education, Higher Education and Apprenticeships can help with young people’s career prospects, their personal development and their enjoyment of everyday life.

And it’s important that parents and carers are involved – to help support students in this important phase of their development, and to feel informed and engaged.

More information

Read more in this section to learn about how parents and guardians can:

  • Provide support to students
  • Help us develop and further improve the college
  • Rest assured that student security and safety is always our priority

Browse our website for information about courses, facilities, applying, student support, career progression, disability support – and much more.

We also run a number of open events – great for seeing the college’s layout, getting a feel for its environment and meeting staff and teachers.


If ever you need to contact us directly, you can call on 020 8090 3020 or email the Careers & Parental Involvement Manager.