Digital courses

The pandemic has made us more reliant on the internet than ever with physical services shifting online and video calls being one of the main ways we have stayed in contact with our loved ones. At Barking and Dagenham, we are prioritising digital learning to ensure that everyone who wants to has the skills to get online.

We have partnered with Citizens Online, a digital skills charity, to provide resources and training to all residents. Our recently launched Digital Champions programme will pair learners with volunteers to develop their digital skills and learn how to communicate online, read and send emails, create a CV, and so much more!

If you or someone you know are interested in this offer, read our guidance for more information (PDF, 250KB) and contact the front desks at Barking Learning Centre (tel: 020 8724 8725 and 020 8724 8722) or Dagenham Library (tel: 020 8227 3942) to arrange one-to-one help.

If you would like to volunteer as a Digital Champion, you can read more and sign up on our volunteering page.

Adult College Barking and Dagenham

Keeping safe online

Do you worry about what could happen if you go online? Are you starting to use the internet more but don’t know how to stop thieves from stealing your money, or your personal information?

If you have heard the many stories about internet fraud and are worried about how to keep your data safe, this course is for you.

Date Time Information
Tuesday 18 January 2022 9:30am to 11:30am

Free

Takes place in the college building at Ripple Road, Barking

Call 0208 270 4722 to enrol

Monday 25 April 2022 10am to 12pm

Free

Takes place in the college building at Ripple Road, Barking

Call 0208 270 4722 to enrol

Keeping safe online poster (PDF, 163KB)

Digital support sessions

Do you need a safe space to access a computer and use the internet?  Are you looking for a quiet location to pay a bill, do some shopping, book tickets or apply for that free bus pass?

At the Adult College we offer free drop-in Digital Support Sessions where you can book a slot to borrow one of our internet connected computers for your own use.  We even have a friendly face on hand to help if you have a question

Date Time Information
Every Tuesday 1pm to 3:30pm

Free

Parsloes Centre, Parsloes Avenue, Dagenham, RM9 5DF

Call 0208 270 4722 to enrol

Every Wednesday 9:30am to 12pm

Free

Ripple Centre, 127 Ripple Road, Barking, IG11 7PB

Call 0208 270 4722 to enrol

Digital support sessions poster (PDF, 282KB)

Contact us for more information or visit the Adult College website and the IT and digital skills page.

Coventry University

CU London, part of the Coventry University Group, is dedicated to making higher education accessible to more people through our flexible study options. You shouldn’t have to put your life or career on hold in order to study.

Whether you study at our Dagenham or Greenwich campuses, CU London is committed to providing a course that fits around you.

With a modem alternative feel to higher education where we offer our flexible, Life-shaped Learning model, where students study one module at a time and have no traditional end of year exams. This combined with smaller class sizes, lower affordable tuition fees and being in London makes a great proposition to those students who wish to build their profile in one of the fastest growing cities on the planet.

Contact us for more information on our Cyber Security and Computing Science courses.