The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) has been re-accredited with the matrix Standard for its support to students.
The award is an international quality standard that recognises an organisation’s support to individuals in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals.
To be considered for accreditation, CONEL’s Learner Recruitment Team undertook a self-assessment to measure the College’s advice and support services, which was reviewed by assessors from matrix against set criteria.
CONEL was praised for its innovative and forward thinking leadership. Understanding and clarity of services were also commended, along with staff relationships, cross-referrals and confidence in the skills of specialist colleagues.
Assessors further recognised the College’s use of internal systems to measure the impact of services, and its insightful use of data to make better informed decisions.
CONEL also received plaudits for its support for existing and new employers through its Work Experience Group and Apprenticeship Team.
In particular, it was commended for its investment in engineering, notably rail engineering, and working smarter to fill future skills gaps.
Assessors further acknowledged CONEL’s strong relationships with employers who recognised the College as a professional organisation that stood out among its competitors.
Marie Cunningham, Learner Recruitment Manager, said: “I am delighted that CONEL has been fully re-accredited with the matrix Standard. Overall, the assessors felt there was a real feeling of optimism, and a confidence in the College from students, staff and employers.
“I would like to thank all the staff and students involved for their support in taking part in interviews and helping to complete the requirements needed for the College to secure the matrix Standard.”