Capel Manor College specialises in vocational qualifications in horticulture, animal care, floristry, countryside and arboriculture and garden design. Its main campus is in Enfield, with other centres across London.
The college offers an Entry 3 (below GCSE) Level course for students with learning disabilities called Access to Education. This includes units on horticulture, animal care, English, maths, IT and tutorial units.
Students with additional needs are supported to develop more independence in their learning, depending on the type of course they are studying. The college offers a range of support including:
- In-class learning support assistants
- A full-time communication support work to assist deaf students
- Assignment support sessions
- English and maths support sessions
- Study skills
- Mentoring/behaviour management
- Communication support workers for deaf or hearing impaired students
- Financial support (bursary based on need)
- Equipment for those with an assessed need (e.g. Dictaphones)
The college talks to potential new students about their needs, what sort of support they have had in the past and what they might need at the college. Information is also gathered from their school’s special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO), careers service and other relevant professionals.
This information is shared with course tutors to make sure the right support is in place before the student starts. The college also works with parents/carers to ensure there are effective transition arrangements in place.
Location and directions
Car: The Campus is situated just off junction 25 of the M25 and the A10 Southbound
Rail: Served by Turkey Street Station (from Liverpool Street Station), the College is approximately 20 mins walk from Turkey Street<
Bus: 217 and 317