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Who is Capel Manor College for?

We are London’s only specialist environmental college, offering a diverse range of full and part-time courses in further and higher education for school leavers and adults.

The College plays a vital role in the green agenda for the capital, equipping the next generation of land-based sector workers with the skills and knowledge needed to help preserve and protect London’s wildlife, national parks and green spaces.

Capel Manor College Student Services department includes

  • Additional learning support
  • Foundation Learning
  • Counselling
  • Careers service
  • Course representatives
  • Mentoring

What services do we offer?

Our aim is to help students develop more independence in their learning and we do this in a number of ways, depending upon the type of course:

  • In-class learning support assistants
  • Assignment support sessions (Open Access)
  • English and Maths support sessions
  • Study skills
  • Communication support workers (for deaf or hearing-impaired students)
  • Financial support (bursary awarded based on need)
  • Equipment

If you require support, we share your information with course tutors to make sure your support is coordinated:

  • Any Student Services support staff that you work with (such as a learning support assistants or mentors) will be given a background of your needs and will use strategies to help you based upon these
  • Course tutors will be sent individual records detailing your needs so that they are aware of these when planning their lessons
  • Your course tutors and in-class learning support assistants will support you with your coursework and homework
  • Mentors and counsellors can see you outside of class to support you emotionally and to help you manage your coursework

How do I access the service?

You can contact us for more information and apply online via our website www.capel.ac.uk

If you have any learning needs, we will make sure we put the right support in place from the start.

When you complete an application form, there are certain sections where you can tell us what kind of needs you have and what support you have had in the past. We collate this information with information sent to us by your local authority, external support agencies or careers service.

When you come in for an interview you will also have an Additional Learning Support (ALS) interview, where we will talk with you and your parents/carer if they attend too.

We will talk about what your needs are, what kind of support you have had and what we can do to support your needs at Capel Manor College. After this, we contact a number of people, which could include your school SENCO and any external agencies that currently work with you. We then pass this information on to the course tutors and before the start of the year, we work with them and you to make sure the right support is in place. We can also work with your family/carer to make sure there is enough time for transition.

Capel Manor College has six campuses

  • Brooks Farm (Leyton)
  • Crystal Palace Park
  • Enfield
  • Gunnersbury Park
  • Mottingham
  • Regent’s Park.

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