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Capel Manor College



  •  College:      Capel Manor College
  •  Division:     London& Middlesex Division
  •  Name:         Andreas Costa
  •  Course:       Level 2 Extended Certificate in Forestry & Arboriculture 

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 Pictured: Carol Paris, Chief Executive of the Horticultural Trades Association and Andreas Costa


What the lecturer said: Andreas has been a delight to teach this year. His passion for the subject has shone through, he has been a very reliable student during the year for peers and staff whether covering theory or practical. Andreas has the ability and personality to do very well in the industry. Andreas is keen to learn, to perform and to perfect different skills within the trade that have been taught whilst on the course e.g. chainsaw maintenance, crosscutting, felling, snedding and the use of chippers.

Though Andreas was attending a part time Course Andreas can be seen often on site when volunteering for the timber conversion team or just studying/appreciating the trees we have on site.

What Andreas said: I am very pleased and proud to have won this award, considering I originally started at Capel doing three introduction courses run in conjunction with the jobcentre. I have moved onto the Level 2 Extended Certificate in Forestry & Arboriculture which helped me achieve NPTC licenceses to practice in woodchippers, chainsaw maintenance and crosscutting. I am now in the process of enrolling on a Level 3 Forestry & Arboriculture Course. 


  •  College:      Capel Manor College
  •  Division:     London& Middlesex Division
  •  Name:         William Coombs
  •  Course:       Level 2 Arboriculture Apprenticeship 

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 Pictured: William Coombs and Derek McFarland apprenticeship program manager


What the lecturer said: William is a very inquisitive and able learner, he is often to be found leading his peers on practical tasks and is very capable of taking skills gained during his training and putting it into practice at work. His employer speaks very highly of William and I believe he is a real asset to us at capel manor and his employer. I believe recognizing his achievements will encourage William to continue this professional approach to work. 

What the college said: Capel Manor has a long standing relationship with the RFS and we actively seek to work together to promote excellence and the wise management of woods and trees. We are both committed to promoting the benefits of a more informed and more active approach to woodland management through educating the public and training the next generation of arborists and foresters.