Student Activities

Being a student at Capel Manor College is different to any other school or college. Whilst you are enrolled with us you have unique privileges and opportunities, and your contribution to the College is important to us.

Your time with us can be about much more than just study and there are many other activities to get involved with for fun or for your personal development including opportunities for volunteering and mentoring. You will find that the more you put into your time at Capel Manor College, the more you benefit in the long term.

Team Capel

Team Capel is a volunteering opportunity for you to get involved at any of the College campuses beyond your studies, to extend your interests, confidence, personal skills and have some fun!

You may also be able to work towards an additional volunteering or mentoring qualification that will assist with your job search in the future.

The work experience that you undertake as part of your practical duties makes a big contribution to the running of our gardens, farms and estates. You will help out at events, our zoos and farms, and meet and greet potential students at our Open Days and Advice Sessions.

Work experience

Work experience is an essential part of preparing to work in industry whether you are a school leaver or changing career.

We insist that work experience is part of most courses and will help you find work placements, although it is important that you take the lead wherever possible.

There are also important opportunities for gaining work experience across the College campuses by working in the gardens, with the animal collections or in some of our commercial activities.


There are a variety of events that take place over the year at the College that you can take part in, from charity fundraisers and student talent shows, to national exhibitions and multicultural fairs. You will find your time with us rewarding, fulfilling and fun.

The College has an excellent pastoral team and is well-engaged in supporting our young people in their transition from school into further education. Anne, Transition Manager - Glebe School