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3Principal's welcomeWe are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Barking & Dagenham College. The following pages convey the vibrant and dynamic culture that we offer here, delivered by our expert staff within industry-standard facilities. With over 1,700 courses available across an exciting and diverse range of subject areas, we offer you a comprehensive choice no matter what your ambition. Whatever your situation, we have a variety of routes into learning for you. Whether part-time or full-time, as an apprentice, starting out at entry level or aiming for higher level skills, Barking & Dagenham College is your route to success.Skills today for a career tomorrowOffering both vocational and academic courses means our focus is firmly on giving you the skills you need to succeed in the career of your choice. Whatever abilities or qualifications you bring to the table, or whether you are starting from scratch, we will give you all the support, direction and focus you need to achieve your personal best.On the following page you can see just some of the rewarding careers for which we can prepare you when you choose to study with us. Real work for our learnersAs a benchmark of the skills that our learners gain with us, we are often commissioned by external organisations Cathy Walsh, Principal and Chief Executive, chats to graduates at our Higher Education Awards & Graduation Ceremony - just one of the annual events to celebrate the achievements of our learners.and local employers to work on commercial projects. This gives our learners real work experience, providing them with a head start when applying for jobs after leaving college. Our partners in the local community include the NHS, Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce, the Olympic Delivery Authority, The Metropolitan Police, Park View Care Home, Fresh Wharf Estates, Jewson's and Morrisons.Investing in your positive College experienceDuring the past year we have invested substantially in refurbishing key areas of the College. From our welcoming reception area (designed and created by our Graphic Design learners), our Learner Help Centre, our ultra-modern refectory and Chef's Hat Restaurant, which provides a real work environment for learners, through to our Learning & Development Centre where you can enjoy excellent study support. Why not come and see what we can offer you at one of our open events. We have four throughout the year and you will find details in this guide and on our recently launched new website. I am confident that Barking & Dagenham College can help you achieve your 'personal best' and I look forward to welcoming you.Cathy WalshPrincipal and CEO

For course information call 020 8090 3020 area of studyCareer opportunitiesApproximate salary guideBusiness Management and Financial ServicesAccountant Business Analyst£25,000+£35,000+Secretarial and AdministrationSecretary / PAExecutive Assistant£20,000 - £40,000+Management Studies and Higher EducationHR specialistGeneral ManagementChief Executive£25,000 - £100,000+Construction and the Built EnvironmentPlastererBuilderSite ManagerCarpenterPainter & DecoratorPlumberElectricianSurveyorArchitect£20,000 - £60,000 and more if you wish to run your own businessCultural and Creative IndustriesGame DesignerGraphic DesignerAnimatorPhotographerFashion DesignerActor / Dancer / MusicianTheatre Technician£22,000 - £60,000 and more if you wish to run your own businessFloristryFlorist - either employed or running your own business£15,000 upwardsHealth, Social Care and Childcare (including holistic therapies and beauty)Classroom assistantChildcareSocial workerBeauty therapistSpa ManagerCounsellor£13,000 upwards£13,000 upwards£25,000 upwards£15,000 upwards£30,000 upwards£24,000 upwardsHospitality, Sport, Leisure and Public ServicesEvents ManagerChefPersonal TrainerPolice OfficerArmed forces£20,000 upwards£20,000 upwards£16,000 upwards£28,000 upwards£13,000 upwardsITIT TechnicianSoftware engineerWeb designerNetwork manager£20,000 upwards£21,000 upwards£25,000 upwards£35,000 upwardsMotorsport and Automotive Engineering TechnologyMechanicFitterVehicle or diagnostic technicianWorkshop foreman£25,000+£20,000+£30,000+£35,000+Teacher TrainingTeacher£21,000 upwardsWhere do you want to go in your career?At Barking & Dagenham College we focus on giving you the skills you need to get on in your career. We cover a huge range of subjects, so your career options are equally broad, but alongside we give you just a taste of some of the careers - and their rewards - you could aim for when you study with us.