Welcome to the Centre for Contemporary Agriculture
The mission of the Centre for Contemporary Agriculture (CCA) is to deliver first-class education and skills-training in agriculture and food production. The emphasis is on understanding and meeting the current challenges facing agriculture and food production and on preparing to meet future challenges. The focus is on developing skills for employment in the agri-food sector.
We are pleased to announce the CCA Landskills training programme - a new £1.5m national programme delivering benchmarking and supply chain efficiency, marketing and land management training to the agriculture, horticulture and forestry sectors. For more information please visit the CCA Landskills website.
The CCA represents a collaboration between the University of East Anglia and Easton & Otley College which is supported by partner institutes including the John Innes Centre, the Institute of Food Research, The Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich, University Campus Suffolk and the National Institute for Agricultural Botany & The Arable Group (NIAB-TAG). Much of the formal education and training will be based in Norwich where the University and College are based. However the education, training and research are in collaboration with the agri-food industry and many of these components are therefore delivered with the employers through short courses and placements across the region.
You will find that the CCA offers a wide range of educational and training opportunities as diplomas, continuing professional development, apprenticeship schemes, BSc degrees, MSc degrees and PhDs. By searching through the list of courses and events that we offer, we hope you will find something to suit your particular needs and aspirations. You therefore have the opportunity to progress through these levels of training and education to develop your skills in agriculture and food production. Many of our courses are offered in a part-time format, suitable for those already in employment in the agriculture and food sector.