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 Student Recruitment team and tutors 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.

Meet our School Liaison team

Our Student Recruitment Officers work with schools that would like us to visit their students. This could be for assemblies, careers fairs or college roadshows. They regularly attend events to promote the College to prospective students, parents and careers advisors. Our Student Recruitment Officers also run bespoke Discovery Days and campus tours for school visits and career advisors.

You can get in touch with the team to find out more or to invite the College to your school, using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Jemima Harney
Student Recruitment Officer - North London                                                                                                        

Alexandru Anton
Student Recruitment Officer - South London                                                                                   

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
  • Campus tours for career advisors
  • Hands-on taster days

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?

Primary school visits

Capel Manor Gardens are ideal for nursery, pre-school and primary school visits to help bring your teaching to life.

You can choose from either a self-led tour or book an educational session for a more hands-on curriculum activity with one of our school visit leaders. Our dedicated team can lead your visit, tailoring your tour as required, ensuring a fun and interactive experience. Children will learn about the delicate balance of all living things, and the importance of protecting our natural world.

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

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, and 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 your student has been given a Conditional offer, they will receive an email three to four weeks before the start of their course with an invitation 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 3-4 days of attendance per week.

Get Ready for Capel will take place in July and will give applicants the opportunity to take place in fun, practical activities designed to ease them into learning with us. It is also a good opportunity for applicants to meet our course tutors and their potential classmates.

Although Get Ready for Capel is optional and applicants will not lose out on their place if they are unable to attend, we do encourage attendance as it is beneficial in preparing them for study in September. 

Further details will be provided at the point of an offer being made.

Our upcoming events can be found here.

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 five campuses are accessible by public transport, please click here 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.