English and Maths

English and maths play a fundamental role across various land-based careers, enabling professionals to effectively communicate, document and share information with the industry and beyond.

According to the Department for Education, achieving five 4 to 9 GCSE grades, including English and maths, can add £80,000 to your future earnings over a lifetime, making qualifications in both subjects vital for your future employment success.

If you are aged 19 and over and are looking for a course to refresh your skills or improve existing GCSE grades, you can study English or maths at Capel Manor College for free.

Since 2014, by law, all students aged 16 to 18 without at least a Grade 4, or a Grade C, in both English and maths at GCSE must keep studying these subjects as part of their study programme. If you do not have a Grade 4 or Grade C in these subjects already, you do not need to apply for these, you will be automatically enrolled onto our GCSE courses. Classes are planned to align with your chosen land-based course and are taught by our English and maths tutors.

Our maths courses are delivered as part of the esteemed London Multiply programme, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience to excel in the subject.


Maths and English skills are vital across many aspects of our lives; from managing home budgets and performing calculations, to presenting research and sharing data in varying degrees at work. Here are some of the ways that maths and English is utilised in land-based roles:
  • An animal feed nutritionist will analyse the nutritional value of animal food in order to provide dietary advice
  • A florist will plan and work to a client’s budget when styling an event
  • A tree surveyor will communicate with clients, and they will read and interpret regulations in order to make recommendations
  • Horticulturists will count seeds, measure soil and seed depth, and measure the distance between seeds for planting
  • An agricultural consultant will prepare detailed reports and recommendations for farmers and landowners to optimise their agricultural practices
  • A garden designer presents design concepts to clients and uses descriptive and precise language to communicate their vision