We are London’s leading specialist land-based further and higher education College, offering a diverse range of full and part-time courses for young people and adults. The College plays a vital role in the green agenda for the capital.
As a student at Capel Manor College you will be immersed in a hands-on, creative and practical outdoor learning environment, with exceptional industry-experienced tutors who are experts in their fields.
Whether you’re looking for the next step after school, considering a career change or want to further your existing skills, you will gain renowned qualifications valued by land-based employers across the world.
You will join an inclusive, diverse and passionate community of 3,000 students across London. As part of your studies, you have the unique opportunity to obtain real-world experience and help take care of the College’s estates, gardens, farms, zoos and commercial businesses.
We are also Greater London’s lead apprenticeship provider for the land-based industries and have been delivering our apprenticeship programme successfully for many years. We will support you at every stage of your apprenticeship journey, from finding an employer through to completion.
We offer courses in the following areas:
- Animal Management
- Balloon Artistry
- Countryside Management
- Dog Grooming
- Garden Design
- Horticulture and Landscaping
- Outdoor Adventure
- Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Qualifications
Capel Manor College is easily accessible with five campuses across London:
- Regent's Park
- Crystal Palace Park
- Brooks Farm (Leyton)
- Gunnersbury Park
Opportunities by Capel Manor College (20)
A career in animal management is for you if you are animal-mad, have good people and communication skills, enjoy science and don’t mind getting your hands dirty. Capel Manor College’s animal care and management courses will provide you with the opportunity to gain nationally and internationally recognised qualifications whilst learning in a...
The outdoor adventure industry is rapidly growing due to an increasing participation and interest in a diverse range of outdoor sports and activities. Careers in the industry involve: leading and running a wide range of outdoor physical activities and resources, encouraging people to enjoy outdoor recreation and improve their fitness in an...
Become a member of the London Sports Turf Academy, developed by and for the capital’s sporting venues and facilities. The London Sports Turf Academy, established in 2017 by Capel Manor College in partnership with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, is the UK’s leading supplier of Sports Turf Apprenticeships. Academy apprentices learn how to...
Arboriculture is a vital industry involved with the planting, care and maintenance of trees in woodlands, rural and urban areas. It is closely linked to forestry, which is the science and practice of managing forests and woodlands. Our students go on to set up their own businesses, or to work as tree surgeons for employers and contractors, others...
Capel Manor College is one of the largest and most successful college-based providers of Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) qualifications in the country. For more than 210 years the RHS has been the force behind the nation’s gardening. In a rapidly changing world the RHS recognises the need to develop and invest further in education so that...
Turn your love of horses into a fulfilling and exciting career in the equine industry. The equine groom plays an integral part in the life of the horse, providing essential day-to-day care. Working full-time within the industry you will attend our Princess Royal College of Animal Management and Saddlery to learn about safe working practices, yard...
If you are creative and want a career where you have variety in your work, then balloon artistry could be for you. Event decoration, contract work, function decorating and exhibition design all require the skills of a balloon artist, resulting in a host of career opportunities - whether as an employee within the industry or as a business owner. At...
Capel Manor College offers the prestigious and historic Worshipful Company of Cordwainers’ Diploma in Saddle, Harness and Bridle Making. The course is supported by the Worshipful Livery Companies of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers, Cordwainers, Curriers, Loriners, Saddlers and approved by The Society of Master Saddlers who are committed to...
Turn your love of horses into a fulfilling and exciting career in the equine industry. As a senior equine groom you will be looking after a small to medium sized equine yard and supervising a diverse team of workers. You will already have a sound base of experience and knowledge and have the right empathy so as to promote the horses’ physical...
Countryside management is managing, protecting and improving the countryside whilst encouraging people to visit and enjoy the land. Environmental conservation work involves the preservation of landscapes, habitats and wildlife, constantly working to improve the environment at a local and national level. Careers in countryside management and...