Posted: 06/09/2013 at 20:52
I studied at the Castle Green Campus in Dagenham a few years ago(I think they only do floristry and balloons there now). I would recommend you go to Capel Manor itself as our tutor had to transport flowers, foliage, compost etc to our site which was a secondary school and we got no actual hands on work. I travelled to the Capel Manor campus for my Level 2 exam and enjoyed my afternoon after the exam wandering around the grounds, which are lovely.
The people on my course all had different reasons for being there - career; enthusiastic amateur gardeners; setting up a business. The age range was 20s - 50s with a fairly even split of men and women.
I passed the exam and thoroughly enjoyed the course; tutor was fab - now retired; learnt alot and still use the booklets of various aspects of horticulture on a regular basis.