7Our learners are as diverse as the courses that we offer. There's something here for everyone regardless of age, current skills or experience.Location Our main campus is located on the eastern boundary of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in Rush Green. It is a 20 minute walk or a 10 minute bus ride from Romford town centre where there are plenty of places to eat, drink and shop.AmbienceThe College is set within several acres of open, green space with a large playing field for sports and recreation.LocalWe also take learning out into the community. You can find out if we have a centre near you in the General Information Section towards the back of this guide.Vital statistics Many of our learners study part-time and much of our curriculum is vocational, so it's 'hands-on' and geared towards getting you a job or on to your chosen career path. We also offer a range of Higher Education courses. You can read more about these and all our courses on the following pages.Our newly refurbished main reception at Rush Green which opened in January 2010.
For course information call 020 8090 3020 www.barkingdagenhamcollege.ac.uk8TeachingOur facilities are among the best in the country and in 2007 Ofsted inspectors judged the College to be "excellent in meeting local needs and ensuring that provision is readily accessible to all learners". We invest in extensive individual learning support services such as one-to-one tuition to assist with reading or maths.AlumniWe are well known for developing the stars of the future. Our School of Performing Arts is located in Barking's multi-million pound theatre, the Broadway. It has a state-of-the-art 350-seat auditorium, specialist rehearsal rooms, a music technology studio and a recording studio. Oscar nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and actors Idris Elba and Russell Tovey are all alumni.Promoting Equality, Valuing DiversityWe celebrate and value the diversity of all our learners and staff. We are inclusive and all of our buildings are fully accessible to people with disabilities or mobility restrictions. We respect diversity and difference, and encourage good relations between people of different ethnic and faith groups. "excellent in meeting local needs and ensuring that provision is readily accessible to all learners."OFSTED 2007Our commitment to equality of opportunity is set out in our Equality and Diversity Policy. This is achieved through practical targets in our Development Plan and we monitor equality data to ensure that we meet them.