Resources for Schools

Welcome

We are passionate about equipping the next generation with the skills that are in high demand for working within our natural world.

Our tutors and Marketing and Communications team visit schools and careers events throughout the year to share the numerous opportunities available for studying with us post-GCSE.

We aim to visit as many schools and careers events as we can, in and around London. However, if this is not possible, or if you would like to share resources with your students in the meantime, our Schools Portal has been designed to provide you with information about our courses, campuses and career paths in land-based learning.

What We Offer

We provide numerous free services both in-person and virtually to help you and your students.

Our services include:

  • Attendance at school events and careers fairs
  • Bespoke educational presentations
  • Informative talks
  • Dedicated assemblies
  • Interactive workshops (coming soon)
  • Campus tours for career advisors (coming soon)
  • Hands-on taster days (coming soon)

Gatsby Benchmarks

We can help you to meet Gatsby benchmark requirements by providing:

  • The opportunity to meet employers and employees at our annual careers fair (Gatsby benchmark 5)
  • Bespoke further education advice at our Open Days and Virtual Advice Sessions (Gatsby benchmark 6)

Upcoming events

We host several events throughout the year where your students can meet tutors and find out more about the College, our campuses and courses.

How can we help you?

Meet our schools liaison contact

Gabrielle Walker

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Gabrielle’s (Gabby) role at the College is to liaise with schools that would like us to visit their students. This could be for assemblies, careers fairs or college roadshows. She regularly attends events herself to promote the College to prospective students, parents and careers advisors. She is also the point of contact if you would like to request information materials to be sent out to your school.

Student services

We want students to feel welcome, safe and valued while they are studying with us. We are committed to offering support to help in a variety of areas. Whether students need careers guidance, learning support or someone to talk to, we are here to help.

The College prides itself on being inclusive. We provide and promote an environment which is open and equal, where students and staff are treated solely on their merits and abilities, and are given the opportunity to develop to their full potential.

Frequently asked questions

What types of qualifications do you offer?

We offer a range of vocational qualifications from Entry Level up to Level 1, 2 and 3, foundation degrees, a full BSc (Hons) degree and apprenticeships. Our Extended Diplomas provide a qualification that is equivalent to A Levels, and enables students to earn UCAS points to progress to university.

Our entry requirements vary depending on the level of the course, please visit the course listings on our website for specific entry requirements.

 

Applications can be made online for all courses, simply click on the ‘Apply now’ button on our website and your student can fill in their details. Once an applications is submitted, the student will receive an email from us acknowledging receipt.

We encourage all students to submit their application as soon as possible. The sooner they apply, the sooner we can confirm their place. If they are still unsure about where they would like to study, we will accept applications up until November 2022.

Applicants for some full-time courses and apprenticeships will be invited to an interview to make sure the course is right for the student’s career choice and to assess their learning needs. Interviews can be online or face-to-face and we will send them an invitation by email or letter.

After their interview we will normally offer them a place on the right course for them, depending on their qualifications or predicted grades and subject to satisfactory references.

Once your student has submitted their application, they will receive an email from the Admissions team acknowledging receipt within five working days. They will be offered a conditional place at Capel Manor College at the same time as application acknowledgement, within five working days.

You will need to complete the College application form via our website. Please include a copy of the student’s EHCP which will be viewed and assessed by our Learning Support team. This is to ensure that we are able to meet the needs of the student and put the appropriate support in place for them. Their application will then be processed and they will be contacted about next steps. The student’s local authority will also need to be informed about applying to study at Capel Manor College so that they can consult with us, and if we can meet the student’s needs, name Capel Manor College as the education provider on their EHCP.

The College holds enrolment sessions which your student must attend in order to enrol and secure their place on their chosen course. They will receive an email or letter, usually three to four weeks before the start of their course, informing them when to come to the College and enrol.

 

Our full-time courses usually require three days of attendance per week.

If your students are aged between 16 and 18 years, they will be required to attend a fun and practical two-day preparation workshop where they will meet their tutors and other students on their course. Further details will be provided at the point of an offer being made.

Our upcoming events include:

  • Virtual Advice Session via Zoom – Thursday 10 February from 6pm to 8pm
  • Virtual Advice Session via Zoom – Tuesday 1 March from 6pm to 8pm
  • Open Day – Saturday 19 March from 10am to 3pm
  • Advice Evening – Tuesday 26 April from 5pm to 7.30pm
  • Advice Evening – Wednesday 18 May from 5pm to 7.30pm
  • Open Day – Saturday 11 June from 10am to 3pm
  • Virtual Advice Session via Zoom – Thursday 14 July from 6pm to 8pm
  • Post-GCSE Results Day – Friday 19 August from 10am to 3pm
  • Advice Evening – Thursday 1 September from 5pm to 7.30pm

Please encourage your student/s to register to attend.

We do not currently operate a shuttle bus service.

Yes, please send an email to marketing@capel.ac.uk requesting this.

The funding will be used to support small group sizes for the delivery of:

  • Maths and English
  • Vocational Level 1 and Level 2 provision
  • Teaching to students who we have identified as being from an economically disadvantaged background
  • Teaching to students who we have identified with special education needs and disabilities

Group sizes will be limited to a maximum of five learners and the fund will only be used for the associated tuition costs.

These additional small group tuition activities will be time-tabled ensuring attendance can be monitored. They will also be incorporated into the College’s quality processes, including lesson observations and “walk in” reviews.

The learner experience will be included in, and monitored through, our learner satisfaction surveys.

The College has contracted staff to deliver this programme of work.

All of our six campuses are accessible by public transport, visit https://www.capel.ac.uk/campuses-and-facilities/ for further information.

Taster day feedback

Thank you for organising this fantastic visit. The staff were engaging and inspirational. Every activity was enjoyed by our students and there was a real buzz from the students all day. Nigel Jolley, Assistant Headteacher at Broxbourne School visited with a group of Year 9 students.