Capel Manor College

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If you love being outside, without a doubt, this is the college for you. Whether you are looking for a garden design apprenticeship, or just a short course in floristry, you’ll find it at Capel Manor College. With four different study centres (the main campus in Enfield), we particularly love how much the college makes a difference in the local and wider community. With courses in animal management, horticulture and landscape, floristry and balloon artistry and garden design, the opportunities at Capel Manor really are endless.

Grow your potential with Capel Manor College…

Discover a world of exciting opportunities with Capel Manor College, London’s largest uniquely urban land-based college.

We have a wide-range of full-time, part-time and short courses in further and higher education.

We are renowned for our courses, leading the field in animal management, arboriculture, balloon artistry, conservation, countryside management, floristry, garden design, horticulture, landscaping, leatherwork, outdoor adventure, saddlery, tree surgery and wildlife courses.

At Capel you will be supported and inspired, we will help you achieve your goals.

Capel’s hot courses…

Aim higher and target your future with our garden design foundation degree.

Our seasonal gardener short course will introduce to the basic principles of gardening.

Are you creative? Want a career in a wide-ranging and vibrant industry? If yes, then our floristry courses are for you.

Our shoemaking course offers a unique opportunity to learn all aspects of footwear pattern-cutting and making.

Capel is the only college in the country to run a full-time traditional English saddlery course.

Improve your drawing skills and learn more about plants on our botanical illustration courses, available at our Enfield and Regent’s Park centres.

A different way of learning...

Capel students have the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications and the prospect of progressing to further study, university or employment whilst learning in a unique and supportive College. Capel is unique because it combines academic excellence with practical skills in a first-class professional environment.

Our tutors and instructors are experts in their areas with powerful sector knowledge. Britain’s green industries are growing rapidly, creating a high demand for new skilled employees.

Centres across London

We have five centres across London…

Our Enfield centre has 60 individually designed gardens across 34 acres which are open to the public providing unparalleled inspiration for students. We have dedicated teaching facilities and farmland in parks across London including Crystal Palace Park, Gunnersbury Park and Regent’s Park, we also have a centre in the heart of the floristry industry at New Covent Garden Market.

The College also runs two farms in London offering invaluable opportunities for students and benefitting the local community: Crystal Palace Farm and the organic Forty Hall Farm in Enfield.

What the students say…

"The opportunity to put our first planting design into fruition and to be rewarded with a Silver Gilt medal at Hampton Court is beyond my wildest dreams."

Vanessa, garden design student

"From the outset Capel has inspired me with its great setting, inspirational people and general atmosphere that anything is possible."

Tracey, floristry student

"Capel is an amazing place, the tutors are friendly, enthusiastic, motivated and always willing to help. I am studying horticulture, it’s the best thing I have ever done."

Tom, horticulture student

Come and see for yourself...

We open our doors each month to allow prospective students the opportunity to find out more about our College centres and courses.

Come along to one of our Advice Evenings where our friendly Admissions Team and Course Tutors are available for course advice, guidance and support. At our Open Days you will also have the opportunity to participate in fun and engaging have-a-go activities to get a taste for our courses.

Dates and timings for our 2016 Advice Evenings and Open Days are available on our website.

How much will it cost?

If you are aged 16 to 18 the cost of your tuition is free. If you are over 18, then fees may be payable, but fee waivers and bursaries are available to help and loans if you are aged 24 and over.

For further information visit our website, call our friendly Admissions Team on 08456 122 122, email us  or come to one of our Advice Evenings or Open Days.

How do I apply?

You will need to complete and return an application form to begin the application process.

For further information visit our website, call our friendly Admissions Team on 08456 122 122, email us or come to one of our Advice Evenings or Open Days.

Where you'll learn

Addresses for Capel Manor College - Enfield Centre

Capel Manor College - Enfield Centre Bullsmoor Lane Enfield EN1 4RQ Show on map
Capel Manor College - Brooks Farm Centre Skeltons Lane Park Leyton London E10 5BS Show on map
Capel Manor College - Crystal Palace Centre The Jubilee Stand Ledrington Road London SE19 2BS Show on map


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