Skills Academies

Enfield Construction Academy

Helping Londoners get jobs in the construction industry

There is a huge increase in the need for housing in the UK. Meridian Water is a 25-year regeneration project with the goal to build 10,000 new homes in Enfield to ease the capital’s housing crisis, creating up to 6,000 jobs in the process.

Enfield Construction Academy
Enfield Construction Academy
Enfield Construction Academy

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London has partnered with Enfield Council and Vistry Partnerships to create an Academy providing construction training for the Meridian Water regeneration project from April 2022.

Through a combination of intelligent design inspired by local heritage, materials and landscape and with a well- executed social value strategy developed in collaboration with the local community. Our Enfield Construction Academy will provide skills, training and ultimately employment opportunities for the local community.

The Enfield Construction Academy provides pre-construction and Construction Skills Certification Card (CSCS) training and apprenticeships in brickwork, plumbing, carpentry and electrical installation to upskill students to progress onto careers in construction.

Career options include:

  • Construction Workers
  • Bricklayers
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Carpenters
  • Painters and Decorators
  • Surveyors
  • Estates and Facilities Workers
Enfield Construction Academy
Meridan Water scheme

Learn all the relevant skills to develop a career in construction focusing on new builds, with the ability to perform building work to a high standard safely by joining the Enfield Construction Academy. The academy provides additional training alongside an apprenticeship or study, using the college’s purpose-built workshop.

When you join the Academy, you get access to:

  • Onsite training and paid work experience
  • Pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship opportunities
  • Mentoring
  • Skills development

Through the Enfield Construction Academy you will learn how to:

  • Use relevant tools, including power tools, to complete construction tasks to a high standard and comply with safety procedures
  • Skills in brickwork, plumbing, carpentry, and electrical installation
  • Carry out routine inspections
  • Identify risks and hazards
  • Read and work with floorplans, blueprints, and drawings

To take part in this academy you must either be enrolled in a relevant course or employed in a relevant apprenticeship role.

Student Testimonials

“There are good facilities for the courses as there are lots of bays where you can construct projects. There are lots of short courses you can do in the evenings that complement each other, take advantage of all the opportunities you can have here to take out into the real world.”

Enfield Construction Academy
GILLIAN

CONEL Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and Heating

“I had family members who previously came to CONEL who all spoke so highly of the college so I thought I would give it a go as well. They are very supportive here. The Tutor we have is amazing and he is helping us learn a lot.”

Enfield Construction Academy
PAULO

CONEL, Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery

Learn construction skills with some of the biggest names in the sector

The Academy Hub training programmes are co-designed and aligned with the construction with some of the biggest names in the construction sector to give you an accessible and direct career pathway. Your learning includes work experience with our partner employers, so you get real-life experience and skills which you can put into practice immediately.

The aspiration of Enfield Council is to create a truly special new piece of the capital. A place with character and edge, where beautiful homes and world class public spaces are enlivened by a rich mix of growing industries in an environment which welcomes surrounding communities. The Meridian Water project will create an economy for makers and creators, delivering thousands of new jobs and opportunities for local people on a scale which will transform the employment base of the Borough.

Vistry Partnerships and the London Borough of Enfield have negotiated a partnership where Vistry and Enfield will collaborate in the design and delivery of the scheme, enabling Enfield to take ownership of the London Affordable Rent housing, employment space and public realm. Vistry’s model and experience in complex partnerships played an important role in securing this opportunity. This partnership will continue as further phases of this large-scale regeneration are brought forward.

By joining the Enfield Construction Academy you will learn all of the relevant skills to work on this large scale housing project in the heart of Enfield and develop your career within the construction sector.

Our Partners

Enfield Construction Academy

Vistry Partnerships, a leading construction and built-environment regeneration employer.

Vistry Group is uniquely positioned to lead the way in the UK housing market with a countercyclical business model featuring Vistry Housebuilding and Vistry Partnerships. Delivering homes and revitalising communities is at the heart of what Partnerships do. Working with local authorities, housing associations and investors, they create lasting partnerships and deliver vibrant, sustainable places to live. Their strong, regionally-focused businesses are supported by national investment, creating depth in our resources with one of the strongest balance sheets in the sector.

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Enfield Council, local council providing opportunities for people in the London borough.

Enfield Council delivers a range of different housing products to meet the needs of all their residents, creating new homes and improve the condition of homes which are already built. Their vision for placemaking will aim to put public spaces at the heart of the community, strengthening the connection between people and the places they live and recognising the value this brings. With their housing goals, they want to create more affordable housing, revitalise neighbourhoods, and regenerate the area. By working with relevant partners to lead development and good growth. Read more about their development plans on the Enfield Council website.

How to apply

Interested in joining our Enfield Construction Academy?

All our courses are part of the academies. Choose a relevant course, and the Academy will then work with you to ensure you are able to access the course.

Courses include:

See our full list of CONEL courses here. If you are unsure of which study path to take, check out our level equivalence table.

If you are looking to join the skills academy via an apprenticeship, you must hold an employment contract where the employer has agreed to take part in an apprenticeship scheme.

For Academy enquiries or to register your interest please contact us by filling out the form below.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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