Welcome to Capel Manor College

From our humble beginnings in 1968 as a horticultural college in Enfield with around 15 students, today Capel Manor College is London’s environmental college, with five campuses spread across the capital.

Thousands of students have been inspired to achieve their dream of working with animals, plants and the natural environment following their studies with us.

As a student at Capel Manor College, you will be part of a professional, welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. Whether you choose to study full or part-time, you will play a vital role in the capital’s green agenda. With nearly 50% of London being green space, the opportunities for land-based careers are huge. You will be immersed in a hands-on, creative and practical outdoor learning environment, guided by industry-experienced tutors who are experts in their fields and are here to help you succeed.  

Our courses have been designed in close liaison with the land-based industry, and they will equip you with the skills and experience you need to meet the demands of the employment market, both in the UK and across the world. We offer hundreds of courses across a diverse range of subjects including agriculture, arboriculture, animal care, business skills, conservation, floristry, garden design, horticulture, landscaping, leatherwork, wildlife, and zoology.

As specialists in our sector, we have some of the best resources, the strongest links with employers, and ample opportunities to help manage our gardens, farms, zoos and commercial businesses, which all look amazing on your CV. As part of your studies at Capel Manor College, you will also have the opportunity to travel abroad, take part in national shows and competitions such as the Hertfordshire County Show, The Game Fair and the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show, where our students have previously won Gold.

As an apprentice at the College, you can earn whilst you learn through hands-on training, enabling you to gain confidence in the working environment of the industry you wish to start a new career in. If you are looking to gain specialist industry training, we offer an extensive selection of short courses ranging from horticulture to arboriculture, to bring your skills in line with rigorous industry standards.

Apply to study with us in 2022 and secure your place at London’s environmental college

Our world is changing and you have the freedom to shape it. Begin your journey towards a career that will support our natural environment, and apply now for the 2022/23 academic year.

With hundreds of courses available at our campuses in Crystal Palace Park, Enfield, Gunnersbury Park, Leyton (Brooks Farm), Mottingham and Regent’s Park, you can find the perfect course to suit you. We allocate places on a first-come, first-served basis, so do not delay, browse courses and apply online today.