A brand new Higher Education qualification developed by The College of North East London has been awarded the top rating by an educational standards watchdog, it was announced this week.

The colleges innovative Foundation Degree in Housing was recently examined as part of a national review by The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

The panel agreed overall that they had confidence in the provisions academic standards and achievements, and confidence in the quality of the learning opportunities available.

CONELs Director of Quality and Planning Dr John Lowe said: This is the highest possible rating given by the QAA in assessing the current standard of the provision, and is indicative of the future confidence of the quality of the Foundation Degree itself.

For more information on this course or any other housing-related qualification, please contact Maria Sammarco on 020 8362 6849 or email Maria on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Foundation Degrees are new Higher Education qualifications, being introduced nationally in many key vocational sectors.

Graduates can top up to a full honours degree by further part time (two years) or full time (one year) study.

CONEL has developed its own unique Foundation Degree in Housing, which is offered in conjunction with Middlesex University. It is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Housing as equivalent to their professional qualification.

For any further information, please contact Nikki Hall on 020 8442 3112

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