CORONA UPDATE:  East Malling Short Courses and East Malling Assessment Centre will be temporarily closed until further notice due to the Corona Virus situation. If you would like to contact us regarding any previous training or have any other enquiry please email

We are hoping to resume training  in June. Please let us know if you have any training requirements and we will see what we can safely provide for you.

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.

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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.

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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

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Here you can review some statistics about East Malling Short Courses

Success Rate remains 98% (2017/18)
Customer Satisfaction remains 5 out of 5 (2017/18)
Number of professional courses (2017/18)
Number of Tours(2017/18)


New Research Winery Opens at NIAB EMR

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 […]

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New LANTRA Course: The Identification of Invasive and Injurious Species

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 […]

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We have become an assessment centre!

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 […]

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