Frequently asked questions
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 application is submitted, the student will receive an acknowledgement email from us.
We encourage students to submit their application as soon as possible. We accept applications throughout the year but recommend that they submit their application early to secure their place, as we receive large numbers of applications for our courses. If they are currently undertaking any exams they do not need to wait for their results to apply.
Applicants for full-time courses and apprenticeships will be invited to an interview to make sure the course is right for them. Interviews can be online or face-to-face, an invitation will be sent to them by email.
After their interview, we will normally offer them a place depending on their qualifications or predicted grades. However, during their interview, the tutor may suggest a different course they believe the student is better suited for. If this is the case then an alternate offer may be made.
Once your student has submitted their application, they will receive an email from the Admissions team acknowledging receipt of it. Offers are sent out after the interview process has taken place. Offers are based on educational attainment, predicted grades and tutor approval.
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. If we can meet the student’s needs then you will be able to name Capel Manor College as the education provider on their EHCP.
If they have been given a Conditional offer, they will receive an email three to four weeks before the start of their course, informing them when to come to the College for our Enrolment Week. This will take place at the end of August with further information given closer to the time.
Our full-time courses usually require three days of attendance per week.
Get Ready for Capel 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.
We do not currently operate a shuttle bus service.
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 five campuses are accessible by public transport, visit https://www.capel.ac.uk/campuses-and-facilities/ for further information.