CORONA UPDATE: During this difficult time we will endeavour to carry on with business as usual wherever possible but obviously courses are subject to change and cancellation at short notice. We won’t be setting up new courses for the immediate future but please do sign up and let us know your requirements for when things are back on track. Keep safe and well.
Courses for the Professional
There is a continuous need by employers for staff to obtain technical and statutory qualifications. EMSC aims to serve this sector and provide high quality training for legislative requirements. EMSC is a registered Lantra Awards approved Training Provider and can also provide training for a wide variety of NPTC certificates of competence.
Courses for the Amateur Gardener
East Malling Short Courses is offering workshops for the amateur gardener. These will take place in the Hatton Fruit Garden; formerly the kitchen garden of the Grade 1 listed Bradbourne House. Plantings in the Hatton Fruit Garden were inspired by the fruit plantings in Louis XIV kitchen garden at Versailles.
Tours and Talks
History Tours of East Malling Research and Bradbourne House with local renowned historian, Pete Batty. Pete will provide you with an interesting insight into the research station over the past 100 years. Find out how EMR has helped fruit production globally and helped shape the Garden of England into what it is today
Here you can review some statistics about East Malling Short Courses
The UK now has a bespoke state-of-the-art research winery and vineyard to underpin the rapidly expanding viticulture sector, thanks to new investment in vine-to-wine R&D facilities. Based at NIAB EMR in East Malling, Kent, the team of scientists and viticulturalists is now able to deliver much-needed scientific research, as the UK quality wine market continues […]
The Lantra Awards Technical Award in The Identification of Invasive and Injurious Species has been developed in response to the need to control and eradicate non-native invasive species such as Japanese Knotweed. This course aims to cover •the terms native and non-native species •the threat posed by invasive species the identification of invasive plant species […]
East Malling Assessment Centre, approved by City &Guilds (NPTC), was established in April 2017 as part of East Malling Short Courses. This has been a natural progression for the training centre, which has grown to become successful and well regarded since its inception in June 2011. NPTC was established more than 50 years ago as part […]
From Liam, a pesticides application trainee
Hi Fran, I just wanted to let you know how much I’ve enjoyed doing the PA1/PA6 course this week and to say how brilliant Brian has been, he really made the course enjoyable, engaging and made everyone feel relaxed about the examination process, could you please let Brian know I said thank you very much for all his help this week.
From Sam who wotks for Kent local government
Thank you for the course, it was certainly the best First Aid course I’ve been on, the practicality made it more interesting and as such more memorable. You were also probably the best trainer I’ve had in any of the number of courses I’ve attended, so thank you again.
Training for Adrian Scripps Ltd
Adrian Scripps Ltd recently booked East Malling Short Course to run 2 first aid courses at our Farm. This is our first experience of EMSC, we will be using them again.
Fran is very easy to talk to and so organised she did everything for us. The trainer was excellent and all of our 23 staff from different cultures and countries that he trained over the couple of days came away saying they understood and felt confident using the first aid he taught, as well as enjoying the day.
Since First aid Fran has been more than helpful in organising some health and safety talks to our staff on our pump trucks. we are also booking some 360 digger training, nothing seems to be too much trouble, give Fran a ring even if the course is not listed, this is what I did and it has been a great success, making my training programme so much easier to manage.
I will definitely book for the winter pruning course.
The whole experience was very good- as a first time visitor; I feel it was a day well spent and very informative.
Good course very well presented.
Wonderful lunch + great facilities/environment