Anyone studying at Capel Manor may have the opportunity to access support with their learning, to develop a range of supplementary skills that will aid them in achieving on their courses and progressing to further study and employment.
Learning support is provided by our expert team of learning support assistants and tutors, who are all experienced in meeting the needs of those with a wide range of learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Support offered includes:
- Assignment support
- Functional Skills (covers coaching in English, Maths, IT, Business Studies and Social and Communication Skills)
- Advice, guidance and mentoring on career paths and work experience
- Language support for students for whom English is a second language
- Tutorial support
- BSL support (for fully-funded courses)
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Functional Skills are practical skills in English, Mathematics and Information Communication Technology, taught at all levels from Entry Level to Level 2 (GCSE equivalent). Each component is a qualification in its own right. Functional Skills are the skills that you need to have a successful career in any industry.
All full-time students aged between 16 and 18 years will study some areas of Functional Skills as an integral component of their vocational courses.
Apprentices study Functional Skills at the level they need to complete their Apprenticeship Framework. Students over 19 are also encouraged to refresh and accredit their skills alongside vocational study.
BSL support (for fully-funded courses)
Capel Manor welcomes applications from the deaf community. We have a full-time communication support worker to help deaf students in and out of lesson time.
Students will be assessed as to their needs and BSL support may be available for fully-funded courses. For courses starting in September 2013 applicants need to apply by February 2013 to ensure that suitable arrangements can be made.
Most of our full-time courses include a period of work experience. We have an extensive database of approved placement providers in all our specialist areas. We also welcome proposals from students and employers for new placements in the UK and abroad. Our work experience mentor can assist you with finding work experience placements. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Careers and Work Experience office in room D13 in the Duchess of Devonshire building.
The Study Skills Centre
We offer advice, guidance and support to anyone at our study skills centres. If you are dyslexic or have any other learning difficulty or disability, or if you have difficulty with maths, writing or spelling, structuring an essay, completing an assignment or preparing for your examinations, the Study Skills Centre staff can support you.
Personal tutors offer support and advice with your studies.
The course manager may also be your personal tutor or you may have an additional personal tutor. We also provide external speakers to offer advice and guidance.
Library and ILT Resources
Open access ILT facilities are available in the Frances Perry Library in the Duchess of Devonshire Pavilion at the Enfield centre and in the Learning Resources Centres at Gunnersbury Park, Regent’s Park and Crystal Palace Park. All workstations have internet access. Wi-fi access is enabled at identified locations in all centres.
Enriching your college experience
We have an established programme of activities for students at our Enfield centre, and we are now planning to expand student activities to all our centres. All centres run the Jack Petchey Award Scheme where students can be nominated for achievement awards and receive a cash sum to be spent on something to benefit all the students. Students are encouraged to get involved in volunteering within the wider Capel community at all centres. There are also a number of outings, projects and field trips that are run in conjunction with the vocational courses to enhance and enrich student’s learning:
Relaxation (at Enfield only)
The centre in Enfield now has a newly-refurbished student common room, which opens daily at lunchtime for all students and features a full-sized pool table and competition-sized table football. There are also sofas to relax on and board games, magazines and books.
Sports (at Enfield only)
Footballs, rugby balls and basketballs are all available for students to borrow while softball, Kwick cricket and volleyball games are played during the spring and summer terms. There are two full sized goals for football on the playing fields as well as a basketball net. The College runs a boys football team which has fixtures against local schools and colleges and plans to run a girls football team.
During the course of the year we aim to run various arts activities to include: painting, competitions, origami and newsletters. Please ask the Activities Coordinators if you have any particular requests and they will try to arrange this.
Each year teams of students get involved in Children In Need and Sport Relief, devising ways of raising money for good causes.
There is a Christmas Show put on by the students for the students, which gives opportunities to students who would like to sing or dance.
Ad Hoc events
These include sign language classes, yoga, salsa and street dance.
This successful event is held at the start of the new academic year for all Enfield students.
Capel Manor College is a charity. Whilst the College is funded by the government and the course fees we collect, we still need to raise around three million pounds every year to enrich our service. The College benefits from practical work undertaken by its students.
Team Capel can help make the College an even better place to study or visit through:
- Volunteering – in the gardens, at the farm, working with animals or in the College’s administration and learning support services.
- Mentoring – peer mentors from vocational areas help young students to adapt to college life, complete course work and develop independent skills. Mentors work closely with the Student Services team. They receive one full day of training at the start of the year and attend termly workshop sessions.
Team Capel members extend their own and other students’ learning experience with the College. All new and returning students are warmly invited to apply to join Team Capel which is available at the Enfield, Gunnersbury Park and Crystal Palace Park centres.