How to Apply
There is still time to apply for full and part-time courses starting this September.
You can apply online for all courses, simply click on the ‘Apply now’ button and fill in your details. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email from us acknowledging receipt.
Is there an application deadline for courses that start this September?
We encourage everyone to submit their application as quickly as possible. The sooner you apply, the sooner we can confirm your place. If you are still unsure about where you would like to study, rest assured that we will accept applications right up until November 2021.
When can I expect to hear about my application?
Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email from the Admissions team acknowledging receipt within five working days.
If you have applied for a full-time course you will be offered a conditional place at Capel Manor College at the same time as application acknowledgement, within five working days.
If you have applied for a part-time course, you will receive a decision on your application within 10 working days.
If you have not heard back within these timeframes please check your junk or spam email folder. Should you need to follow up with the Admissions team, you can do so via our live chat, contact form or call us on 01992 707029. You will be asked to verify your identity prior to discussing your application.
Do I need to tell you about my GCSE results?
Your place on some courses at the College depends on the outcome of your GCSE results. As soon as you know your grades, tell us by completing this contact form.
If you have already received a conditional or unconditional offer from us and are concerned about your GCSE grades - please do not worry; we can still offer you a place to study with us. Depending on your results, we will always help select the right course for you.
Will I need to have an interview?
Applicants for some full-time courses and apprenticeships will be invited to an interview to make sure the course is right for your career choice and to assess your learning needs. Interviews can be online or face-to-face and we will send you an invitation by email or letter.
After your interview we will normally offer you a place on the right course for you, depending on your qualifications or predicted grades and subject to satisfactory references.
Advice for current students
If you are a current student at Capel Manor College and plan to progress with us to a new course, you are not required to submit an application. Please liaise with your course tutor or the Admissions team for further information.
The College holds enrolment sessions which you must attend in order to enrol and secure your place on your chosen course. You will receive an email or letter, usually three to four weeks before the start of your course, informing you when to come to the College and enrol.
It is essential that you attend the enrolment session in person and bring with you all the documentation requested in your enrolment email or letter. This will enable us to determine if you need to pay a course fee, confirm the qualifications you have achieved and give you the opportunity to sign your Learning Agreement and obtain your student ID card. You must be fully enrolled in order to start your course or attend the College.
If you would like to discuss the courses we offer, use our live chat to speak directly to our friendly Admissions team. Alternatively, complete our enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.
English and maths
Achieving good English and maths skills is essential to compete in today’s job market. They are also essential for studying other subjects as all courses require students to apply English and maths skills in their work.
Since 2014, by law, all students aged 16 to 18 without at least a Level 4, or a grade C, in both English and maths at GCSE must keep studying these subjects as part of their study programme.
In 2015 the policy was tightened so that students with a Level 3, or a grade D, at the age of 16 were required to re-sit the GCSE rather than an alternative qualification, such as functional skills.
Capel Manor College deliver two types of qualifications to improve students’ English and maths skills:
- Functional skills (maths and English)
- GCSE (maths and English)
Both of these qualifications are recognised by employers and other training providers.
When students enrol at Capel Manor College, we ask for copies of their exam certificates if they have already taken formal exams. The grade they achieved determines which qualification and level they will be enrolled on at the College.
If a student has not taken a formal qualification, they will sit an English and maths assessment at enrolment to see what level they are working at and what level they should be enrolled on