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The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London

London’s College for Skills


  • Our students are satisfied at CONEL
  • Pass Rate Construction and Plumbing
  • Ofsted - Good Provider

London is where exciting construction happens, from urban regeneration projects to new iconic landmarks.

Our construction workshops are among the largest in London and are equipped with the latest building tools and machinery to help you build your career in the industry. On our courses, you’ll have the chance to learn skills in bricklaying, carpentry, joinery, painting and decorating, electrical installation, plumbing, and other building services.

We also work with Job Centre Plus to provide a course in brickwork. This enables people who are unemployed to obtain a Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) card, which allows them access to work on construction sites.

Construction Courses and Apprenticeships

The School of Construction offers progression from Level 1 to Level 3.

We offer courses and apprenticeships in:


  • Basic Construction

  • Bricklaying

  • Dry Lining

  • Carpentry and Joinery

  • Construction – Multi Skills

  • Electrical Installations

  • Plumbing and Heating


Top benefits of construction courses and apprenticeships


  • Job Centre Plus programmes in brickwork have proven successful in delivering employability skills.

  • Our construction courses offer constructive, supportive and timely feedback, which helps students improve.

  • Progress in workshops and classrooms shows most students will go on to achieve success in their chosen career path.

  • Students take pride in their work and become confident and self-assured as they learn.

  • Reviews of work placements are positive, with employers complimentary of students’ work.


How much do construction workers earn?

If you choose to study one of our construction or plumbing courses, you could eventually land roles such as:

Plumber: Hourly Pay £14.05, Weekly Pay £590, Annual Pay £30,680
Carpenter: Hourly Pay £14.05, Weekly Pay £590, Annual Pay £30,680
Bricklayer: Hourly Pay £12.09, Weekly Pay £520, Annual Pay £27,040
Painter/Decorator: Hourly Pay £11.40, Weekly Pay £490, Annual Pay £25,480
Electrician: Hourly Pay £13.95, Weekly Pay £600, Annual Pay £31,200
Building Surveyor: Hourly Pay £20.26, Weekly Pay £790, Annual Pay £41,080

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As a mature learner and having a medical condition, the decision to get into a trade was a surprise to even myself. However, with the guidance and expertise of my...

The course was very good. I am now working as an electrician and studying Level 3. I gained knowledge about different types of cables and how to fix them properly...

I really enjoyed the practical side of the course and pushed hard on the theory and got the result. The teaching was much more engaging than at school. It wasn’t...

Construction Excellence Award Winner Adam has gained Distinctions and Merits across the board for this Electrical Installations Diploma Level 1 course and is leading the way in his Level 2...

Construction Excellence Award Winner Ionut has achieved his Electrical Installations Diploma Level 2 and is working competently at Level 3. Ionut has a really positive attitude and a great work...

Construction Excellence Award Winner Roland completed 80% of his Site Carpentry Diploma Level 3, enabling him to obtain an apprenticeship working for Barclay Bros Ltd.

Construction Excellence Award Winner Sirus has excelled at all aspects, showing a clear, strong understanding of both theory and practice. Sirus aims to progress on to an apprenticeship at the...

Construction Excellence Award Winner Charlotte loves her work and enjoys her College course immensely. Her tutor says of her work: "I've seen clear and exemplary progression in Charlotte's work, which is...

Construction Excellence Award Winner Chenique has displayed solid dedication and motivation while studying Electrical Installations at the College. She commits her free time to College activities and is always ready for...

Samual has been studying to explore which career pathway he is interested in following in the future, Plumbing or Electrical? It was evident from the start that Samual is naturally...

What are the levels?



I really enjoy my course. For the future I want to move to the next level for bricklaying. I also want to get into the plumbing and electrical side of things.

Charlotte Farkas Bricklaying Diploma Level 2

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Entry Level

This level will help you to develop general skills and improve your confidence if you do not have any experience or GCSEs. It will improve your basic reading, number skills and English language skills

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Level 1

This level will give you a good basic knowledge and understanding of the subject area. This level will develop your functional skills and give you some work experience.

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Level 2

This level will give you a deeper understanding of the subject area. This is a good level of education for employment and will improve your problem solving skills and increase your resourcefulness. This level is often the minimum requirement for employers.

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Level 3

This level gives you a thorough and developed understanding of the subject area. This level will give you experience in problem-solving, managing a workload and adapting your skills to achieve your objectives. This level is the minimum requirement when applying to universities and is the preferred requirement for most employers.

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Level 4 and Above

This level involves extensive studying and can help to make you a specialist in your field of learning or work.

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