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“Capel is the ideal place to train. I’m doing a horticulture apprenticeship at Tottenham Hotspur, learning and earning my way to a successful career.” Josh, is one of our current apprentices.

Why choose a Capel Apprenticeship?

Why choose an apprenticeship at Capel Manor CollegeIf you are looking to start work, earn money and gain a nationally recognised qualification in the land based industry then a Capel Manor College Apprenticeship is for you.

We are Greater London’s lead Apprenticeship provider for the land based industries and have been delivering our Apprenticeships successfully for many years.

We offer Apprenticeships in:

  • Environmental Conservation
  • Horticulture
  • Floristry
  • Trees and Timber

Find out more about the Apprenticeships we offer.

We will support you at every stage of your Apprenticeship journey, from finding an employer through to completion. You will be allocated a College Tutor and a work based assessor who will support you at each stage of your Apprenticeship journey.


What is an Apprenticeship?

With an Apprenticeship most of the training is delivered in the work place, so you will learn the skills you need to do the job, this will be supported by regular college visits.

Giving you the required knowledge, practical skills and the confidence you need for a successful career whilst earning a salary.


Can anyone apply to the Apprenticeship programme?

If you live in England, are over 16 and not in full time education you can apply for an Apprenticeship.


Are there different levels of Apprenticeship?

There are three levels of Apprenticeship available:

  • Intermediate (Level 2)
  • Advanced (Level 3)
  • Higher Level (Level 4)

We offer Intermediate (Level 2) and Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeships. All applicants are interviewed and allocated to the appropriate level of programme depending on your current skills and qualifications.

Successful completion of the:

  • Intermediate (Level 2) will give you a strong foundation in your industry
  • Advanced (Level 3) will prepare you for a supervisory or managerial role


How long does an Apprenticeship last?

All Apprenticeships last for a minimum of one year, the length of the Apprenticeship depends on your age, prior skills and the level you are following.

As a guide, an Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2) usually takes around 12 to 18 months and an Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) around 24 months.


Do I have to be employed to be an apprentice?

You will need to be employed (for 30 hours a week or more) to start an Apprenticeship, but we will help you find and apply for a job.

It is possible to apply for an Apprenticeship without having an employer but you will not be able to start on a programme until you are employed full-time.


Where are Apprenticeship vacancies advertised?

To apply for an Apprenticeship you will need to register your details on the Apprenticeship website, you will then be able to search and apply for vacancies.


Who pays for the training?

If you are aged 16 to 18 your training is free, if you are aged 19 or over please contact our Admissions Team on 0303 003 1234 for further information.


What about wages?

All apprentices are employed and have a contract of employment. Ideally, a salary should be offered that reflects the job role and the skills and experience of the candidate, whilst recognising the training opportunity being offered. The Apprenticeship Minimum Wage must be paid to all apprentices who are under 19 or in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For those aged 19 and above in the second year of their Apprenticeship the National Minimum Wage applies. For further information, please visit


For more information on the Apprenticeship programmes call our Business Development Unit on 0303 003 1234 extension 1160/1164.