01359 243405

East Malling, Kent

Veterinary nursing students will learn in a friendly environment from highly qualified, dedicated and supportive teaching staff who are passionate about veterinary nursing training and equipping students with the skills required for rewarding careers in practice.

As well as veterinary nursing courses, the Centre will also be offering CPD events for students and for qualified vets and veterinary nurses.

Our Centre in East Malling has excellent road and rail links and is easily accessible from the M20 and the A228. There is ample onsite parking and is set in attractive grounds of NIAB EMR (a horticultural research and development Centre).

We have a large classroom with a separate practical room with lots of equipment and resources for learning and training. The centre has its own kitchen and rest area for students, as well as a café on site which students can use.


Full address: New Road, East Malling, Kent ME19 6BJ.


Our East Malling Centre is situated in the grounds of NIAB located within 3 miles from junction 4 of the M20. Exit junction 4 of the M20 and head south on the A228 signposted ‘West Malling’. After exiting the junction 4 roundabout, head straight across the first set of traffic lights and first roundabout.

At the second set of traffic lights turn left – signposted ‘A20 West Malling and Maidstone’. Get into the right-hand lane and turn right at the next traffic lights signposted ‘A20 Maidstone’.

Travel east on the A20 towards Maidstone – head straight over the first set of traffic lights. Turn right at the second set of traffic lights, opposite B&Q. This is New Road, East Malling.

Head along New Road keeping the walled boundary on your left for 1.2 km. The entrance to EMR is on your left (just before the King & Queen PH).

When on site, follow signs for ‘Reception’ and park in the visitors’ car park before walking through the apple arch to the Reception located within the Conference Centre.

About Us

Central College is a further education college specialising in veterinary and animal care studies. With close links to veterinary practices, we provide a wide range of full and part time work-based learning programmes and apprenticeships.

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