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 of the City and Guilds Group it is the largest recognised awarding body within the environmental and land-based sectors for vocational qualifications. Skills are assessed on the candidate’s experience, competence, technical knowledge and understanding resulting the in the candidate being assessed as ‘Competent’ or ‘Not Yet Competent’.
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.
We also offer workshops for the enthusiastic gardeners who want to learn to look after their fruit trees.
History Tours of East Malling Research with our local renowned historian. These tours will give you an interesting insight into the research station over the past 100 years. Find out how (NIAB) EMR has helped fruit production globally and helped shape the Garden of England into what it is today.
Let us guide you around Bradbourne House, a stunning Grade I listed building, revealing it’s often little known past which in parts dates back to Tudor times.
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