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CONEL named top further education college for student satisfaction in England

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) is officially the best further education college in the country for student satisfaction.

The College, which has centres in Tottenham and Enfield, scored a 94.6% response rate from students who said they would “recommend CONEL to their friends and family” in the FE Choices Learner Satisfaction Survey for 2016/17.

This score compares to a national average for England of 88% across all public and private post-16 training providers, including sixth form colleges and specialist colleges.

The survey was carried out by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) from October 2016 to April 2017.

CONEL offers a wide range of vocational skills courses, many offering work experience as part of their programme of study, along with apprenticeships, higher education courses and teacher training qualifications.

Areas of study include accounting, business, childcare, construction, creative and media, engineering, hair and beauty, health and social care, computing, music, public services, science and travel and tourism.

The College also boasts Business ManagementAccounting and IT and Computing Academies to help prepare students for the world of work, including paid internships, mentoring and employability workshops with top employers.

Enrichment activities at CONEL include FootballBasketballMartial Arts and Athletics Academies, and specialist weeks focusing on diversity, health and wellbeing, college values, and fundraising and volunteering.

As one of the largest apprenticeship providers in London, CONEL delivers to over 1500 Apprentices and 450 employers each year. CONEL also ranked number 1 in London for Employer Satisfaction in the FE Choices Survey, which shows the College offers excellent training and support to employers and students alike. 

Kurt Hintz, Vice Principal – Curriculum and Learner Experience, said: “We’re thrilled to have achieved the best in the country for student satisfaction in the 2016/17 Learner Satisfaction Survey, and along with the top ranking for Employer Satisfaction in London last year, we are exceptionally happy.”

“The fact that our students and employers have recognised CONEL as a great place to study and would recommend the college to their friends and families is one of the best endorsements we could possibly have.”

Enrolment for courses starting this term is still taking place at CONEL.  Call 020 8442 3055 or click here to find out more about our courses and apprenticeships or visit

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