The College of Haringey Enfield and North East London (CONEL) is flinging open its doors to prospective students and apprentices as enrolment begins today.
Whether you’ve just left school, looking for work or want to develop your skills, you can choose from hundreds of vocational skills courses, apprenticeships and higher education qualifications.
Enrolment starts at the College’s Tottenham and Enfield Centres on Thursday 17 August from 10am to 7pm and continues throughout the summer to early September.
CONEL boasts top facilities including a Microsoft Showcase Classroom, Career Academies, Sports Academies, fully equipped workshops, creative suites and salons, along with many other enrichment activities and support services.
Vocational skills courses include construction, engineering, hair and beauty, science, accounting, business, health and social care, ICT and computing, creative and media, music, sport and fitness, science, travel and tourism, English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), public services, teaching and supported learning.
These courses are free to 16 to 18s and at Level 3 are accepted by many top universities as an alternative to A-levels.
Andre Ferreira, 21, gained a place at Kingston University to study for a BSc (Hons) in Motorsport Engineering after completing a Games Design Level 3 Extended Diploma.
“I told one of my friends about what I was doing on my course,” said Andre. “He said, ‘That sounds amazing,’ and he changed college so he could study at CONEL.
“I was always encouraged to give it my best, and I’m so proud of what I achieved.”
If you need to resit your GCSE English and maths or improve your literacy and numeracy you can do this alongside many of our courses.
Apprenticeships are another great way to train in your chosen career by enabling you to earn while you learn, usually spending four days at work at work and one at college.
Muhammad Ali, 20, chose an apprenticeship with Kelly Rail over a degree in civil engineering at university and is currently working on London Underground.
“The best thing about the apprenticeship is that I am actually learning what I need to learn rather than wasting a lot of money going to university and it taking longer to get a job,” he said.
“I’m really enjoying it. It’s helping me to achieve what I want to in life.”
CONEL also runs Access to Higher Education Diplomas for those wanting to get into university who do not have A-levels or may have been out of education for some time.
For those wanting to continue their studies at CONEL we offer several Higher National Certificate and Diploma courses, degree and postgraduate qualifications.