Barking and Dagenham College has international students licence suspended, reports claim

Barking and Dagenham College

Barking and Dagenham College - Credit: Archant

Barking and Dagenham College has had its licence to sponsor international students suspended, it has been reported.

But the college, based in Dagenham Road, Dagenham, is refuting claims it has been taken off the list, telling a national newspaper it is “in negotiations” with the UK Border Agency.

If suspended, it will be the first to have been removed from the Home Office’s list of registered student sponsors in over a year.

The college is thought to have been taken off the publicly available list at the end of August.

It degree courses validated by the universities of East London (UEL), Northampton and the Creative Arts.

A spokeswoman for UEL told a national paper that the matter was “between the Home Office and Barking and Dagenham College”.

In 2011 around 7,500 students attended the college, with almost 300 on higher education courses, according to a Quality Assurance Agency report.