Skills Academies

Enfield Skills 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 Skills Academy
Enfield Skills Academy
Enfield Skills Academy
Enfield Skills Academy

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

The Enfield Skills 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

When you join the Academy, you get access to:

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

The academy provides additional training alongside your apprenticeship or study, using the college’s purpose-built workshop at its Enfield Centre. Learn 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

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

The Academy Hub training programmes are co-designed 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.

Enfield Skills Academy

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

Enfield Skills Academy

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

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 academy below. 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.”

Gillian, 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.”

Paulo, Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery

How to apply

Interested in joining our Enfield Skills 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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