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 the estate which you will need is on New Road in East Malling, very close to the King and Queen pub. There is a sign for the NIAB at the entrance which is where you need to turn into. The drive is very long with orchards to your left and a church to your right. Continue up this long driveway and then follow the signs for the Conference Centre. You need to go all the way to the bottom of the drive until the road veers to the right, continue to follow the road round to the right and then take your first left which will lead you directly to the visitors car park. Please note that using the College (East Malling Trust) postcode for sat nav will take you to a different entrance so once in East Malling, you will need New Road. The King and Queen pub is almost opposite the entrance you will need to go down so you could use the pub postcode instead to ensure you are in the correct place. The pub postcode is ME19 6DD.

Once in the visitors car park, you need to follow the path (which has an archway over it) towards the first building on your right. If you go through the double doors the reception desk is on your left, on the far wall. If you have problems finding us then please contact 01359 243405 and we will direct you over the phone.


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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