The National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR), published a quality provider approval report this week (Monday 9 October), coinciding with Rail Week (9 – 15 October 2017), which praised the College for its clear strategy and vision for rail engineering.
In its summary, the NSAR report said: “The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London is in a good position to deliver rail related qualifications and its well-established suite of programmes.”
The report also concluded that: “The college senior management fully embrace Rail and have specific plans to consolidate the programmes and relationships they have already made within the Rail Industry and further expand in the near future.”
Commending the college further, the report went on to say: “Senior managers, staff and learners we spoke to were very enthusiastic regarding the Rail Provision and the prospects of a career in rail.
“The range of facilities available and soon to be expanded will enhance the learning experience of learners, whilst preparing to be extensively work-ready for opportunities within the industry.”
The report added: “From evidence displayed, conversations held and documentation reviewed, we conclude that CONEL is ready to deliver Rail qualifications and should be included in the National Network of Colleges.”
Kurt Hintz, CONEL Vice Principal said of the NSAR findings: “The NSAR report is a wonderful industry endorsement of the excellence CONEL currently provides in rail education and gives us a strong recommendation to expand and develop our rail provision into the future to provide a centre of excellence for our region.”
CONEL currently offers a Pre-apprenticeship in Rail Track Engineering as well as, apprenticeships with big rail companies, including VGC Group and Kelly Rail, with plans to launch more courses in the new year.
For more information about Rail Week visit: https://www.railweek.com/
CONEL currently works with around 370 employers to train 1,000 apprentices across a range of industries each year.
The College was recently named the best in England for learner satisfaction and was the best in London for employer satisfaction in 2015/16.